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Today in History

Jun. 19, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 19, the 170th day of 2021. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War...

Hawaii becomes 49th state to recognize Juneteenth

Jun. 16, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii on Wednesday became the 49th state to officially recognize Juneteenth when the governor signed legislation designating June 19 as a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Gov. David Ige signed the bill just hours before the...

Reward offered after Breonna Taylor mural vandalized

Jun. 16, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mural of Breonna Taylor in her hometown has been vandalized, and a reward is being offered to help find those responsible for the damage. The newly unveiled mural on an outdoor basketball court in Louisville was damaged by two people on a...

Black scholar Earl Lewis on the Floyd murder and reparations

Jun. 16, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

Reparations, Earl Lewis says, are not about the past. Rather, they are very much about the present, says the founding director of the University of Michigan Center for Social Solutions. Earlier this year, he notes, Evanston, Illinois, became the first U.S. city to pay...

Echoes of Breonna Taylor in shooting of Black man in Georgia

Jun. 15, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Johnny Lorenzo Bolton was lying with his eyes closed on a couch in his apartment near Atlanta when police serving a narcotics search warrant burst through the front door with guns drawn and no warning. Bolton stood up and at least one of the officers...

Kentucky lawmaker files suit over 2020 protest arrests

Jun. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker, her daughter and a Louisville activist have filed a lawsuit over their arrests on felony riot charges during last summer's racial injustice protests. State Rep. Attica Scott, a Democrat, filed the suit Monday in Louisville...

Today in History

Jun. 11, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2021. There are 203 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 11, 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that people who commit “hate...

Documentary celebrates Muhammad Ali 5 years after his death

Jun. 08, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

When Muhammad Ali died five years ago, his name was known worldwide. But it was home, to Louisville, Kentucky, where he returned. From his death on June 3, 2016, to his funeral a week later, the Bluegrass community that raised him joined visitors from around the globe to...

Midshipman who had faced expulsion for tweets graduates

May. 29, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A midshipman who had faced expulsion over social media posts critical of racial-justice protests has graduated from the Naval Academy and been commissioned as an ensign. Chase Standage graduated Friday in Annapolis as a member of the Class of 2021....

Today in History

May. 28, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 28, the 148th day of 2021. There are 217 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 28, 1977, 165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club...