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    Emotion Run High in Minnesota Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

    By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Emotions ran high as debate kicked off at the state Capitol on Wednesday on whether Minnesota should legalize recreational marijuana, with cannabis supporters heckling opponents of...

    Black Owned Banks In Danger!

    By AFRO Staff African-American owned banks were established at the end of the 19th century with the opening of the Capital Saving Bank in 1888 in Washington. They were mainly meeting the needs of the freed...

    Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Deadly Attack On Nairobi Hotel

    By JOSEPH MWIHIA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by...

    Pastor Shot To Death While Unlocking Mississippi Church

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pastor in Mississippi's capital city was shot to death while unlocking his small church for worship services, and his truck was stolen, police said. Anthony Longino, 62, was killed Sunday...

    South African School Accused of Racism over Classroom Photo

    By Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press The photograph <https://www.enca.com/news/nw-probe-racism-allegations-after-black-learners-seated-separately> of a South African classroom appeared to show Black and White children separated by race, stirring allegations of racism against a school that says it has moved a...

    Florida Pardons Groveland Four

    By Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Jan. 11 to four African-American...

    Beef-Friendly Nebraska Eyes Regulations On The Word ‘Meat’

    By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for...

    Delta Flight Turns Around After Mechanical Issue

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Delta Air Lines says a plane had to return to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport because of a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff. Delta said Flight 2033 bound for Atlanta with 145...

    Dozens Feared Dead in Nigeria as Leaking Oil Tanker Explodes

    By Sam Olukoya, The Associated Press An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Jan. 12. Hundreds of people have died...

    Requests To Bring In Child Brides OK’d; Legal Under US Laws

    By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government...

    ‘The Lord has held my hand this whole time’ — Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

    Brown’s case has attracted national attention from criminal justice reform advocates, and attention has amped up as Haslam’s second and final term entered its final weeks. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and singer Rihanna...

    Neo-Nazi Convicted in Killing of Woman in Interracial Couple

    By Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press A neo-Nazi was convicted Jan. 9 of murder and other charges for trying to kill a Black man and fatally shooting the man's White girlfriend after a 2009 dispute at a...

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