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Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

May. 26, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate Thursday as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety. ...

Reggie Warford, Kentucky's first Black 4-year player, dies

May. 26, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Reggie Warford, who was Kentucky’s second Black men’s basketball player and first Black basketball player to graduate, has died. He was 67. Kentucky basketball spokeswoman Deb Moore said Warford’s wife, Marisa, notified coach John Calipari that Warford...

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

May. 26, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing —a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd's death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when...

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

May. 25, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

Black Men Heal co-founder Zakia Williams was deeply moved as she watched a young Black man become emotional while speaking about the mental health toll the past few years have taken on him. “He said ‘I just want to play basketball without fear of getting shot, I just want to...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 25, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Child care needs affect far more than parents When experts described child care shortages as a crisis last week, they knew what they were saying. And, looking at the numbers, it’s hard to think they’re...

Officer in Buffalo supermarket attack honored at funeral

May. 25, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

GETZVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The retired police officer killed while trying to stop the gunman in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was awarded the department's medal of honor at his funeral Wednesday, as the country processed another massacre at a Texas school that killed 19 children and two...

AP sources: Colin Kaepernick to work out for Raiders

May. 25, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Two people familiar with the situation said Kaepernick will work...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s new elections chief won’t bury The Big Lie Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new chief elections official, Cord Byrd, could have saved himself a whole lot of justifiable criticism Tuesday if he had simply...

Accelerator program overdue for NFL diversity. Will it help?

May. 25, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

For 15 years, Aaron Glenn was an outstanding NFL cornerback, a team leader, and a coach in the making. Teammates, fans and coaches of the New York Jets, for whom he spent eight seasons as a shutdown defender, recognized it. Same thing when Glenn went to Houston and Dallas. ...

Kansas City Fed President Esther George announces retirement

May. 25, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Esther George, said Wednesday that she will retire in January, as required by the Fed's mandatory retirement rules. George, who has typically supported higher interest rates to ward off inflation — a...