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12:02 PM / Wednesday December 8, 2021

Week In Review

‘I’m scared’: AP obtains video of deadly arrest of Black man

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Family members of Ronald Greene listen to speakers as demonstrators gather for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Body camera video obtained by The Associated Press shows Louisiana state troopers stunning, punching and dragging the Black man…

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Trustee: Nonacademic back ground halted Hannah-Jones tenure

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nikole Hannah-Jones attends the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Faculty members of a North Carolina university want an explanation for the school’s reported decision to back away from offering a tenured teaching position to Nikole Hannah-Jones. Hannah-Jones’ work on the country’s history of slavery has drawn…

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City where Daunte Wright shot to vote on policing changes

May 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A makeshift memorial is seen Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn., near the site of the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by a police officer during a traffic stop. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) By Amy Forliti ASSOCIATED PRESS  MINNEAPOLIS — Leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte…

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EXPLAINER: The Supreme Court takes a major abortion case

May 21, 2021

By JESSICA GRESKO and MARK SHERMAN ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide a major abortion case that could dramatically alter decades of rulings on abortion rights and eventually lead to dramatic restrictions on abortion access. It’s been nearly 50 years since the court announced in its landmark 1973 Roe…

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Biden wants to offer more housing vouchers. Many landlords won’t accept them.

May 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A man walks past a “For Rent” sign in San Francisco. President Joe Biden wants to add some 200,000 Section 8 vouchers but housing advocates and critics say the rental assistance program is flawed and allows discrimination. States and localities are increasingly enacting protections for voucher-holders. (AP Photo/ Jeff Chiu) By Kristian Hernández…

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Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A sign reading “Out of Fuel” is taped to the window at an Exxon Gas Station on Boonsboro Road in Lynchburg, Va., Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Kendall Warner/The News & Advance via AP) By Cathy Bussewitz, Ben Finley And Tom Foreman, Jr. ASSOCIATED PRESS  CLEMMONS, N.C. — The nation’s largest fuel pipeline restarted…

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General: China’s Africa outreach poses threat from Atlantic

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, then-Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. Townsend, now a general, says a growing military threat from China may well come from America’s east, as Beijing looks to establish a large navy port capable of hosting…

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Records: Ma’Khia Bryant’s sister sought help before shooting

May 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Mourners are seen wearing shirts with Ma’Khia Bryant’s picture as they arrive for the funeral for the 16-year-old at the First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, April 30, 2021. Bryant was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer during an altercation on April 20. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) By Andrew Welsh-Huggins And…

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A look at what’s next in the release of 2020 census data

May 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People walk on the street, Monday, April 26, 2021 in New York. The once-a-decade head count of the United States shows where the population grew during the past 10 years and where it shrank. New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to census data…

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Recent News

Stateside

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

December 7, 2021

By AAMER MADHANI and ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of...

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Mayor Kenney Issues Statement on the Resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid

December 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today accepted the resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid, effective immediately. “Today...

Diaspora

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom...

Politics

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

December 3, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle...

Sports

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

December 7, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff