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7:15 PM / Sunday February 28, 2021

Week In Review

2 shootings, 2 days: In Kenosha, a microcosm of US strife

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Jacob Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr. talks to a crowd at a rally Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) By Jennifer Peltz and Russell Contreras ASSOCIATED PRESS  KENOSHA, Wis. — A Black man, accosted by police on a domestic dispute call, is left with bullet wounds in his back…

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Black former franchisees sue McDonald’s for discrimination

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A McDonald’s sign outside the restaurant in Pittsburgh. More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain for discrimination. In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Chicago, the 52 plaintiffs say McDonald’s steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t give them the same support and opportunities given…

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Video in Black man’s suffocation shows cops put hood on him

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image taken from police body camera video provided by Roth and Roth LLP, a Rochester police officer puts a hood over the head of Daniel Prude, on March 23, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y. Video of Prude, a Black man who had run naked through the streets of the western New York…

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‘A time to pick up:’ Hurricane-hurt Louisiana begins cleanup

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A wooden cross where a pine tree fell just missing this house by inches is seen following Hurricane Laura Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Lake Charles, La. (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate Via AP) By Gerald Herbert and Nomaan Merchant ASSOCIATED PRESS  CAMERON PARISH, La. — Residents in southwestern Louisiana embarked Saturday…

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Justice Department calls it quits on Emmett Till probe. No charges.

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The U.S. Civil Rights Trail features the restored courtroom where the 1955 trial involving the murder of Emmett Till was held in Sumner, Mississippi. ( Photo courtesy of U.S. Civil Rights Trail) By Jerry Mitchell Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting  The U.S. Department of Justice has shut down its investigation into the Emmett…

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17-year-old arrested after 2 killed during unrest in Kenosha

August 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A person, front right, is consoled Wednesday night, Aug. 26, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis., as she talks about one of the two people who were fatally shot Tuesday night, whom she described as the “love of her life,” near the scene of Tuesday’s shooting. A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday on…

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Aunt, grandmother came on fatal shooting scene by chance

August 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Protesters take to the street and block traffic at the intersection of Willow Street and Evangeline Thruway after a vigil held Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lafayette, La., for 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin, who was shot and killed by Lafayette police officers while armed with a knife the night before. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser…

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Whitmer: $600M Flint water deal a step toward making amends

August 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Flint Water Plant (Photo: ehrlif/Shutterstock) By John Flesher and David Eggert ASSOCIATED PRESS  LANSING, Mich. — A $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents who were harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends for a disaster that upended life in the poor, majority-Black city, Gov. Gretchen…

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The Ultimate Recovery: Cycles of pain anchor Biden’s moment

August 21, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Dec. 12, 1972 file photo, Joseph Biden, the newly-elected Democratic Senator from Delaware, is shown in Washington. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin) By Laurie Kellman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — A young lawyer bounds across a parking lot in New Castle, Delaware, a blur of long sideburns, wide lapels and self-assurance. He throws open…

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For Harris, memories of mother guide bid for vice president

August 20, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This 2007 photo provided by the Kamala Harris campaign shows her with her mother, Shyamala, at a Chinese New Year parade. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP) By Matt Sedensky ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK (AP) — Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose…

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