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Some Black Americans Buying Guns: 'I'd Rather Go To Trial Than Go To The Cemetery'

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 07:00

As the U.S. faces a fight for racial justice in the aftermath of police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, some Black Americans are considering how they can best protect themselves.

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NY Parole Of Former Black Panther Activist Who Murdered 2 Cops Sparks Reform Debate

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 07:00

Anthony Bottom, 68, is at the center of a discussion over elderly inmates convicted of violent crimes in their youth. Reform advocates say after decades behind bars most should go home.

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In California, Windy, Dry Weather Expected To Bring 'Critical' Fire Conditions

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 20:36

The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings throughout parts of the state. Cal Fire says winds and low humidity are expected to exacerbate fire conditions and drive up temperatures.

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As Election Nears, Trump Expands Moratorium On Exploratory Drilling In Atlantic

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 20:02

The move extends a moratorium Trump imposed earlier this month. The oil industry opposes the move. Trump's detractors say Trump is playing politics ahead of a close election battle.

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Biden Responds To Trump Court Pick: 'Health Care Is On The Ballot'

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 19:19

The Democratic nominee said the winner of the presidential election should select the next nominee. President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his choice for the Supreme Court on Saturday.

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COVID-19 Daily Cases On The Rise In Nearly Half Of U.S. States

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 18:59

The U.S. reported more than 55,000 infections Friday, pushing the total number of cases to more than 7 million. Some two dozen states saw new cases continue to rise this past week.

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Military Flight Headed To D.C. Suggests Amy Coney Barrett Pick

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 15:44

NBC News posted video of the judge leaving her home in South Bend, Ind., with her husband and children, all dressed in formal attire Saturday. She is expected to be nominated to the Supreme Court.

NASA Astronaut Will Vote From Space

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 13:05

Astronauts have been able to cast ballots from above since the Texas legislature gave its blessing in 1997. "It's critical to participate in our democracy," NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said.

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