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N Carolina student denied diploma for wearing Mexican flag

June 4, 2021

 A North Carolina high school senior was denied his diploma because he draped a Mexican flag over his gown in violation of a graduation dress code, school officials said.  A 68-second video of the graduation at Asheboro High School on […]

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Senate Republicans ready to block Cooper environment chief

June 3, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s pick to lead the state’s environmental agency appears doomed in the state Senate, where Republicans on a key committee formally opposed the Democrat’s choice on Wednesday. The […]

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Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall

June 1, 2021

By PETER SMITH Hundreds gathered Monday for an interfaith service dedicating a prayer wall outside historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood on the centennial of the first day of one of the deadliest racist massacres in the nation. […]

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Rallies against Brown killing set for several N.C. cities

June 1, 2021

Rallies against the deputy-involved shooting of an unarmed Black man in Elizabeth City are set to be held in various North Carolina cities on Tuesday afternoon.  The rallies are being organized by Repairers of the Breach, the North Carolina Council […]

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Veterans honor Memorial Day Traditions

May 31, 2021

BOSTON (AP) — A pair of military vets navigate the hilly, meandering paths in a historic cemetery in Boston, searching out soldiers’ graves and planting American flags in front of them. About 10 miles away, scores of other vets and […]

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Johnson & Johnson asks high court to void $2B talc verdict

May 31, 2021

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using the company’s talc products. The case features an […]

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5 injured in boating accident

May 31, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Five people were injured when two boats collided on Lake Murray on Friday night, state officials said.  News outlets reported that the accident happened Friday evening. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said a cabin […]

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Duke beats NC State 1-0 for first ACC title since 1961

May 30, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cooper Stinson gave up three hits with no walks in six scoreless innings and Duke beat North Carolina State 1-0 in the ACC Tournament championship game on Sunday. The ninth-seeded Blue Devils (32-20), who won their […]

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Horror, heroism mark deadly shooting at California rail yard

May 28, 2021

By TERENCE CHEA and JANIE HAR SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Taptejdeep Singh died trying to save others from a gunman. Kirk Bertolet saw some of his coworkers take their last breaths. And friends, family and survivors were left to […]

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3 officers face arraignment in Black man’s restraint death

May 28, 2021

By GENE JOHNSON Five weeks after ex-Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, three Washington state officers have been charged in the death of Manuel Ellis: another Black man who pleaded for breath under an officer’s knee. […]

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