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Emmett Till investigation closed by feds; no new charges

December 7, 2021

The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. […]

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EXPLAINER: Jussie Smollett’s turn to testify. Will he?

December 6, 2021

By DON BABWIN After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor’s trial resumes Monday will be whether […]

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S. Carolina governor holds Christmas open house at his home

December 6, 2021

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and his wife Peggy are inviting people to come to their house Monday evening to view their Christmas decorations and listen to carols. The open house at the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Columbia is from […]

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Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition

December 6, 2021

By CONNIE CASS and CALVIN WOODWARD Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran for Congress with a right arm too damaged to shake hands, and rose through the Senate ranks to become a long-serving Republican […]

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2nd Stacey Abrams governor bid sees new tests, intrigues

December 4, 2021

By JEFF AMY Stacey Abrams announced a long-awaited second run for Georgia governor this week, but with Democrats facing a sour national environment and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp facing challenges within his own party, the 2022 campaign will look different from 2018. Abrams’ narrow […]

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Mostly white jury nearly set for trial in Wright death

December 3, 2021

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI A mostly white jury is nearly set for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s shooting death, as only two alternates remain to be chosen before opening statements next week. […]

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Juvenile Justice Implements New ‘Minimum Age’ Law

December 2, 2021

RALEIGH – In North Carolina, a 6-year-old can no longer be seen in juvenile court for grabbing a candy bar from a checkout aisle or for running away from home. A new law that takes effect today raises the lower age […]

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What Does Biden Mean?

December 2, 2021

President Biden would have us believe all is well. In fact, he just told Al Roker that “America is back.” But what does “back” mean to him, back to leading from behind? Maybe he meant back to more mandates, lockdowns […]

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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend, killed in shooting

December 1, 2021

By CHRIS PIZZELLO, STEFANIE DAZIO and ANDREW DALTON Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, was fatally shot at their home in Beverly Hills, California, early Wednesday, police said. Police and paramedics […]

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Police chief: 3 shot in fight at North Carolina mall

November 26, 2021

Three people were shot and wounded Friday during an apparent fight between two groups at a North Carolina mall crowded with shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, the police chief said. Authorities said in the late afternoon that one person […]

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