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Interstate reopens after crash, hazardous materials concerns

May 10, 2021

CARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An interstate highway has reopened near after a crash and hazardous materials spill led to evacuations of nearby homes near the Georgia-South Carolina line, authorities said. Interstate 85 reopened around 8 a.m. Monday, WYFF-TV reported. The northbound lanes […]

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Sheriff: North Carolina toddler shot, airlifted to hospital

May 9, 2021

LAWNDALE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says a 2-year-old has been hospitalized after being shot Sunday.  Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman said a call came in about the shooting just before 10 a.m., TV station WBTV reported.  The child […]

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Cyberattack on US pipeline is linked to criminal gang

May 9, 2021

By MAE ANDERSON and FRANK BAJAK NEW YORK (AP) — The cyberextortion attempt that has forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of […]

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Biden faces donor vs. diversity test

May 9, 2021

By AAMER MADHANI President Joe Biden is facing a fresh challenge to his oft-repeated commitment to diversity in his administration: assembling a diplomatic corps that gives a nod to key political allies and donors while staying true to a campaign pledge to […]

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South Carolina city elects all Black City Council

May 8, 2021

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city whose population is nearly two-thirds African American has elected its first ever all Black city council. Chester voters elected four new members to City Council on Tuesday and once they were sworn […]

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Black America’s ‘attorney general’ seems to be everywhere

May 2, 2021

Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.” In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd — Black people […]

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NC governor pardons man who had murder convictions vacated

May 1, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted a pardon of innocence Friday to a man imprisoned for two decades before his two murder convictions were vacated more than four years ago by a trial judge.  The pardon […]

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Public Housing Residents to Receive Training & Support

April 29, 2021

By Dr. Joynicole Martinez, Staff Writer The place-based Jobs Plus Initiative program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer […]

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North Carolina body camera law comes under harsh glare

April 29, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON and JONATHAN DREW RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law that gives local courts authority over the release of body camera video has come under a harsh glare after a judge refused to make public […]

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US indicts 3 on hate crime charges in death of Ahmaud Arbery

April 29, 2021

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and RUSS BYNUM WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department brought federal hate crimes charges Wednesday in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, charging a father and son who armed themselves, chased and fatally shot the 25-year-old Black man […]

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