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Prosecutor clears officer in man’s death, says man was armed

By JEFFREY COLLINS and TOM FOREMAN Jr. A prosecutor on Wednesday cleared a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man whose death touched off civil unrest, and he presented detailed evidence to rebut assertions that the slain man was unarmed. Officer Brentley Vinson was justified in opening fire on Keith Scott and …

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House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader despite discontent

By ERICA WERNER House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader Wednesday, ratifying the status quo in a changing Washington despite widespread frustration over the party’s direction. That disenchantment manifested itself in 63 lawmakers supporting Pelosi’s opponent, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, in the secret-ballot vote. That was by far the largest defection Pelosi has suffered …

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Interview with Carol Kell of Interfaith Ministries and Mary Dean president of the empowerment

Interview with Carol Kell of Interfaith Ministries and Mary Dean president of the empowerment.They are working together with the traveling Smithsonian posters exhibt and local African America artist entitled “A Place For All People” . These posters were used to advertise opening of the African American Museum Smithsonian Washington DC . The exhibit will last …

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Trump taps Price to lead HHS, plans 2nd meeting with Romney

By STEVE PEOPLES and CATHERINE LUCEY President-elect Donald Trump made two Cabinet selections on Tuesday, choosing fierce Obamacare critic Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and Elaine Chao, who served in the Cabinet of George W. Bush, to serve as the secretary of the Department of Transportation. Trump …

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Trump suggests ‘consequences’ for any flag-burners

President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified “consequences,” such as jail or a loss of citizenship — a move that was ruled out by the Supreme Court nearly three decades ago. Trump took to Twitter early Tuesday morning, stating, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American …

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Brazilian soccer team’s plane crashes in Colombia; 75 dead

By LUIS BENAVIDES and JOSHUA GOODMAN By LUIS BENAVIDES and JOSHUA GOODMAN A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 75 people and leaving six survivors, Colombian officials said Tuesday. The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by …

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Michigan vote certified for Trump but recount requests loom

By NANCY BENAC Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Michigan officials certified Monday that Donald Trump won the state by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million to claim all of its 16 electoral votes. There’s more wrangling to come, though, on the final vote count for this oh-so-contentious campaign. Jill Stein’s Green Party served …

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The ‘Green Book’ Was a Travel Guide Just for Black Motorists

by DANIELLE MOODIE-MILLS For 30 years, a New York City mailman by the name of Victor Green wrote and distributed the Green Book—a travel guide for African American motorists. Now, to be clear, this was not your average AAA guide or a Zagat’s providing the “hot spots” to travel, this was in actuality a life …

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Trump calls it ‘sad’ that Clinton joining recount effort

By STEVE PEOPLES President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday it’s “sad” Hillary Clinton is joining an effort to force recounts of votes from the Nov. 8 election in up to three crucial states. Trump tweeted part of Clinton’s concession speech, when she told supporters they must accept that “Donald Trump is going to be our president,” …

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