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Henry Louis Gates Jr. On 'The Black Church' And His Own Bargain With Jesus

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:44

When he was 12, Gates made a bargain with Jesus in an attempt to save his mother's life. He talks about how that altered his own life, and his new book and PBS series, The Black Church.

Biden Administration Says It Will Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan By Sept. 11

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:41

A senior administration official said that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that prompted America's involvement in its longest war.

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Pitcher Hope Trautwein Throws A Perfect Game Of All Strikeouts

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:18

The softball pitcher from the University of North Texas made NCAA Division I history on Sunday by throwing a perfect game in which she registered all 21 outs by strikeout.

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Biden's National Security Team Lists Leading Threats, With China At The Top

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:14

The intelligence community views four countries as posing the main security challenges over the next year: China, followed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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Protests Grow In Minnesota And Around U.S. Over Death of Daunte Wright

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:43

Police clashed with protesters for a second night in Brooklyn Center, Minn., as outrage spread across the U.S. over Wright's death at the hands of an officer who meant to use her Taser, officials say.

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'Enough Is Enough': Democrats Push For GOP Support On Asian American Hate Crimes Bill

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:35

The legislation would address the spike in hate crimes and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Democrats need GOP votes to advance the bill in the Senate this week.

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Blood Clots: What You Need To Know

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:46

Government health officials are recommending a "pause" in vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. We're answering your questions as we learn more.

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Biden To Nominate Christine Wormuth As First Female Secretary Of The Army

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:03

President Biden announced his intent to nominate Christine Wormuth as the next secretary of the Army. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first woman to serve in the role.

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Watch Live: Chauvin Defense Expected To Start Presenting At Murder Trial

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 10:25

Medical experts called by the prosecution have stated that low oxygen levels, caused by the police restraint, were the primary cause of George Floyd's death.

India's Crusade To Save Babies And Moms In The Pandemic

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:56

A UNICEF report estimates that hundreds of thousands of babies in South Asia alone have died because of the inability of pregnant women to get appropriate care. India is seeking solutions.

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Cinerama Dome Among ArcLight, Pacific Theaters To Close Due To Pandemic Losses

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:23

With the closing of 300 screens, Hollywood laments the loss of the iconic Cinerama Dome; it opened in 1963 with the premiere of Stanley Kramer's wide-screen comedy It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

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Consumer Prices Jumped. Should You Worry? That's Sparking A Heated Debate

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:34

Consumer prices jumped last month as businesses struggled to keep pace with booming demand, but the Biden administration and the Federal Reserve say the uptick in inflation is likely to be temporary.

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Officer Billy Evans To Lie In Honor At Capitol Where He Served And Was Killed

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:00

Evans, who died in an attack earlier this month, is only the sixth Capitol police officer to have died in the line of duty.

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U.S. Recommends Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:51

In a statement on Tuesday, U.S. authorities said they are "reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine."

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Japan To Dump Wastewater From Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Plant Into Pacific Ocean

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:10

Despite Tokyo's assurances that the move will not pose a threat to people or the environment, the decision has been roundly criticized by local fishermen, environmental groups and Japan's neighbors.

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He Tried To Organize Workers In China's Gig Economy. Now He Faces 5 Years In Jail

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:08

The arrest of food delivery worker Chen Guojiang dealt a blow to nascent efforts to promote couriers' rights as they've gained broader public attention during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COMIC: For Music Teacher, Virtual School Meant Teaching Kids 'To Hear The Way I Hear'

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:01

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic.

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Millions Flock To Hindu Festival Amid Coronavirus Spike

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:52

Hindu pilgrims are traveling to bathe in the Ganges River to wipe out their sins.

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A Mystery Under Study: How, Why And When COVID Vaccines Aren't Fully Protective

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:00

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective but don't always provide perfect protection. Some vaccinated people later exposed to the virus still get sick. Why and how often that happens is under study.

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After Georgia: Here Are 4 States To Watch Next On Voting Legislation

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:00

Republican lawmakers in many states have proposed measures that would make their states' voting rules more restrictive. Of note are Arizona, Texas, Florida and Michigan.

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