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A first: Black Marine promoted to 4-star general

August 8, 2022

The first African American four-star general in Marine Corps history, Gen. Michael E. Langley, credited his father with telling him to “aim high” and predicted that his promotion on Saturday would have an impact on younger people. Langley was born […]

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Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

August 8, 2022

By RUSS BYNUM The white father and son convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’sfatal shooting after they chased the 25-year-old Black man through a Georgia neighborhood were sentenced Monday to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime. U.S. District […]

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Fighting Monkeypox Stigma, Misinformation

August 5, 2022

By DR. JOY MARTINEZ, Staff Writer Disease has a way of shining a light on the darker parts and responses of any society. SARS-COV-2 has certainly exposed our vulnerabilities and biases with COVID-19, and the monkeypox virus is doing it […]

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Feds charge 4 police officers in fatal Breonna Taylor raid

August 4, 2022

By DYLAN LOVAN The federal government filed civil rights charges Thursday against four Louisville police officers over the drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose fatal shooting helped fuel the racial justice protests that […]

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Russian prosecutors seek 9 1/2-year sentence for Griner

August 4, 2022

By JIM HEINTZ Russian prosecutors asked a court outside Moscow to sentence American basketball star Brittney Griner to 9 1/2 years in prison as closing arguments in her cannabis possession trial were made Thursday.  The trial is nearing its end […]

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Indiana Rep. Walorski, 2 staffers killed in head-on crash

August 3, 2022

By BRIAN SLODYSKO and TOM DAVIES Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed Wednesday in a car crash in her northern Indiana district along with two members of her congressional staff and another person, police said. The crash happened about […]

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Thousands of N. Carolina offenders can now register and vote

July 27, 2022

Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots following an appeals court ruling.  Expanding the scope of those able to register and […]

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Pope in headdress stirs deep emotions in Indian Country

July 27, 2022

By ANITA SNOW It was a stunning image: Pope Francis briefly wearing a full Indigenous headdress, its rows of soft white feathers fastened in place by a colorful, beaded headband after he apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s “disastrous” […]

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Police: Woman opened fire in Dallas airport; cop shot her

July 26, 2022

A 37-year-old woman fired several gunshots, apparently at the ceiling, inside of Dallas’ Love Field Airport on Monday before an officer shot and wounded her, authorities said. The woman was dropped off at the airport at about 11 a.m., walked […]

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Police: Woman opened fire in Dallas airport; cop shot her

July 26, 2022

A 37-year-old woman fired several gunshots, apparently at the ceiling, inside of Dallas’ Love Field Airport on Monday before an officer shot and wounded her, authorities said. The woman was dropped off at the airport at about 11 a.m., walked […]

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