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Activists see a pattern imperiling many of President Biden’s non-White nominees, making their confirmation process rougher and meaner than in previous years and when compared with their White counterparts.
The president will deliver virtual remarks to the winter meeting of the National Governors Association on Thursday, continuing an outreach that in some cases includes Republican governors who resisted declaring him the winner of the presidential election.
Opened in 1760, the school may be the oldest still-standing building of its kind. More than 400 Black students were taught during the school’s existence, even though the practice was considered dangerous at the time by enslavers. 
Rep. Marie Newman (D-Ill.), who has a transgender daughter, hung a transgender rights flag outside her office on Wednesday after a contentious debate on the Equality Act. Her neighbor, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.), retaliated with an anti-transgender sign.
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How West Virginia became a leader in covid-19 vaccinations
Going into the pandemic, West Virginia knew it was facing trouble, with one of the oldest and sickest populations in the U.S. But it's found vaccine success.
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Lindsey Boylan said New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo “would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs.” A spokeswoman for Cuomo said “claims of inappropriate behavior are quite simply false.”
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The campaign — the first concerted effort urging Americans to get vaccinated against coronavirus — is geared toward those unsure about getting shots.
This Black History Month, as history struggles to keep up with current events, we can remember how we got here as we keep our eyes on the future.
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