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Today in Black America - December 21

POSTED: December 21, 2021, 10:00 am

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The Associated Press

Democrats try to ‘build back’ after Manchin tanks $2T bill

Jury at Kim Potter trial in Wright death returns Tuesday

Texas governor’s decision: Whether to pardon George Floyd


The New York Times


To Fight Omicron, Biden Plans Aid From Military and 500 Million Tests

Behind Manchin’s Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures


Jan. 6 Committee Weighs Possibility of Criminal Referrals


USA Today


Yes, omicron has overtaken delta. No, it's not March 2020.

Don't cancel those holiday plans, Fauci says; Biden to reveal plan to combat omicron: COVID-19 updates

Was former officer Kim Potter reckless? What jurors need to decide in Daunte Wright's death.


NJ.com


More N.J. schools switch to remote learning before winter break as COVID cases surge


N.J. district gives big pay raise to substitute teachers after staffing shortage forced closure

UPDATED: Republicans defying COVID vaccine policy blocked from Statehouse, then file another lawsuit, slow down voting session



The Baltimore Sun

Kurt Schmoke left politics behind. Today he teaches the city’s history — and his own — at University of Baltimore.

Baltimore officials rethink process for renaming streets, buildings after dispute over ceremonial street sign

Baltimore City Council considers revival of Dollar House, other housing programs


The Los Angeles Times


A deputy showed images in a bar of Kobe Bryant’s body. That set off a bitter legal fight

Latino political power wins big in new California congressional map

As Brazil looks to the future, its president looks to Trump playbook


The Washington Post


Liberal lawmakers don’t want to talk about scaling back their ambitions to revive some of what Joe Manchin killed

Donald Trump’s endorsed candidate struggles as old and new Republican parties clash in Alabama Senate race


School threats, social media hoaxes are forcing closures, time-consuming investigations



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Devonia Inman freed after 23 years in prison for wrongful conviction

Atlanta mayor slams Buckhead cityhood leader for his ties to Donald Trump

Inside City Hall: The first look at Andre Dickens’ leadership team


The Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago, U of I embark on $2 million program to detect COVID in sewage

Full 60-page report on Jussie Smollett case details confusion, controversy in state’s attorney’s office

Laura Washington: Latest affordable housing win in City Council strikes a blow to exclusionary policies




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