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On MLK Day, King III implores Senate to act on voting rights

January 17, 2022

By JEFF MARTIN and MICHAEL WARREN  A day before the U.S. Senate was expected to take up significant legislation on voting rights that is looking likely to fail, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s eldest son condemned federal lawmakers over their inaction. […]

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Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK event

January 17, 2022

Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more” by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures. The Virginian-Pilot reports that in remarks Monday during the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ annual Martin Luther King […]

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Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead

January 16, 2022

By JAKE BLEIBERG, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Four hostages are safe and their captor is dead after an hourslong standoff that began when the man took over services at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting on […]

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Major winter storm: South braces for big blast of snow, ice

January 16, 2022

By SUDHIN THANAWALA and JEFFREY COLLINS Forecasts of snow and ice as far south as Georgia have put a big part of the Southeast on an emergency preparedness footing as shoppers scoured store shelves for storm supplies and crews raced […]

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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

January 13, 2022

By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear […]

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Another small quake rattles SC Midlands region

January 13, 2022

Another small earthquake has rattled the Midlands region of South Carolina, continuing a string of seismic activity that began late last month in the area near the capital. News outlets reported that a magnitude 1.3 quake occurred late Tuesday in […]

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Recusals sought as remapping case moves to NC Supreme Court

January 13, 2022

The legal fight over North Carolina’s redistricting plans shifted quickly to the state Supreme Court the day after trial judges refused to throw out the new maps. By Wednesday, nearly half of the justices had been asked by lawyers to stay out […]

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Shreveport opens applications for guaranteed income program

January 11, 2022

 A northwest Louisiana city has begun taking applications for a one-year program offering $660 a month to 110 unwed parents with low incomes.  It’s among many such projects nationwide to give people a guaranteed income and track the results. “An estimated 25% […]

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19 dead, including 9 children, in NYC apartment fire

January 9, 2022

By DAVID PORTER, BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and MICHELLE L. PRICE A faulty space heater on a chilly Sunday morning sparked a fire that filled a high-rise Bronx apartment building with thick smoke, killing 19 people including nine children. It was […]

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Arbery killers get life in prison; no parole for father, son

January 7, 2022

Three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old […]

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