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Montpelier says it's open to parity with slave descendants. Descendants call foul

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Problems at Montpelier, years in the making, reached a boiling point this week when a number of employees who had supported descendants of the enslaved were fired.

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Jada Pinkett Smith calls for healing after hair joke, Oscars slap

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The "Red Table Talk" host broke her silence on Tuesday, calling for healing after an insensitive hair joke saw her husband slap a Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars on Sunday night.

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The long history of Black hair in America took center stage at the Oscars

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Will Smith smacked Chris Rock over an insensitive joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair. Many in Black hair care saw it as an unfortunate but important moment.

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Law students praise Ketanji Brown Jackson's poise at the Senate hearings

Friday, March 25, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson's posture at the U.S. Senate hearings drew praise from Black law students.

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Black law students react to Judge Jackson navigating GOP senators questions

Friday, March 25, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman in the nation's history to be nominated to the Supreme Court. For many Black future attorneys, her nomination has given them hope.

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Jane Campion apologizes for comments made about Venus and Serena Williams

Monday, March 14, 2022

The Power of the Dog director was apologizing for remarks made in her Sunday evening acceptance speech for best director at the Critics' Choice Awards.

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Biden moves to revoke Russia's trade relations status amid war in Ukraine

Friday, March 11, 2022

The economic restriction, one of several announced in recent weeks, is meant to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin and further hobble Russia's finances as it invades Ukraine.

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TSA extends the travel mask mandate through April 18

Thursday, March 10, 2022

The monthlong extension comes as the CDC said it would work on a "revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor."

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Biden announces Russian oil import ban and warns gas prices could increase even more

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

President Biden described the move as a critical step to punishing Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine, but said as a result, Americans should prepare for price hikes at the pump.

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The White House says it's considering a range of options for Russian oil imports

Friday, March 04, 2022

The White House emphasized the importance of maintaining a steady global energy supply amid Russia's war on Ukraine.

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Biden wants more COVID relief funds. The GOP wants to know where previous relief went

Thursday, March 03, 2022

The White House has requested $22.5 billion in additional COVID relief, but 35 GOP senators warned they won't support more until Biden provides an accounting of trillions in prior relief spending.

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Closely watched South Texas Democratic primary heads to a runoff

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

The primary battle between longtime Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, a fixture of South Texas politics, and progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros will continue on to a May runoff.

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Texas Gov. Abbott and Beto O'Rourke are set for an election clash after primary wins

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Both Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic nominee Beto O'Rourke easily won their primaries. Texas hasn't elected a Democratic governor in more than three decades.

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Arizona State Senate censures lawmaker who threatened rivals with violence

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

State Sen. Wendy Rogers, a Republican, spoke at a conference organized by a far-right group and later used antisemitic tropes to describe Ukraine's leader.

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What you need to know ahead of Biden's first State of the Union address

Monday, February 28, 2022

Top issues to expect in President Biden's address are his response to concerns about rising inflation and fatigue about the pandemic as well as steps taken to threaten Russia's financial stability.

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Trump praises Putin as 'savvy' amid new escalations on Russia-Ukraine border

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The former president lauded the Russian strongman for his recent declarations on Ukraine, while criticizing U.S. President Biden as "man that has no concept of what he's doing."

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Biden 'convinced' Russia will invade Ukraine, but still hopes diplomacy will prevail

Friday, February 18, 2022

Biden's remarks came shortly after the White House said the Kremlin was behind denial-of-service attacks in Ukraine.

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As COVID restrictions ease, the full Congress is invited to attend State of the Union

Thursday, February 17, 2022

For President Biden's 2021 address to Congress, attendance was capped at about 20%. This year's shift reflects the federal government's push to get closer to some form of normalcy.

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Russia's claim that it was pulling troops back from Ukraine is 'false,' official says

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

"In fact," a senior administration official said, "we have now confirmed that in the last several days, Russia has increased its troop presence along the Ukrainian border by as many as 7,000 troops."

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FDA chief has been confirmed despite concerns over his pharmaceutical industry ties

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Dr. Robert Califf to head the agency on a 50-46 vote. The agency has been without a permanent leader for the last 13 months.

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