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People demonstrate in St. Paul, Minn., in 2020 to mark Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Tex., to ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (Jim Mone/AP)
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H.R. 40, the bill approved by the House Judiciary Committee that would create a commission on slavery reparations, takes its name from the unfulfilled promise of 40 acres and a mule.
The 28-year-old lefty was two outs from MLB's first perfect game since 2012 when he hit an Indians batter; he settled for the majors' second no-hitter of the season.
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The FDA and CDC have called for a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine, following serious blood clotting disorders in six recipients.
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The 30-member group unanimously backed the U.S. decision after a joint visit to NATO headquarters by  President Biden’s top diplomat and leading defense official.
The country is battling an outbreak, including the spread of more-infectious variants, and has a low vaccination rate.
Soldiers patrol a street in Yangon, Myanmar. (AFP/Getty Images)
Violence unleashed by the security forces has prompted residents to head for ancestral villages — a reversal of the urbanization that once offered the promise of a more prosperous future.
Germany, France and Britain issued a joint statement that called an Iranian plan to increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent purity “regrettable” and warned that it had no “credible” civilian purpose.
The officials faced questions about President Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and whether al-Qaeda could regroup there.
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Tara Kline makes acrylic face shields for front line responders at Dimo's Pizza in Chicago. (AFP/Getty Images)
Some 576,000 Americans filed initial jobless claims last week, down 193,000 from the week before.
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Stephen Strasburg stands on the mound after giving up a two-run home run in Tuesday’s loss. (AP)
Washington built its roster, and payroll, around starting pitching, which makes any cracks in that foundation a concern.
Juan Soto keeps Cardinals pitchers guessing, Joe Ross does the same to St. Louis hitters and the Nationals roll, 6-0, to secure their first series win of the season.
In an interview Wednesday, Tony Buzbee said the fallout over his cases against the NFL star has played out exactly as he warned Watson’s managers weeks ago.
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The Bedford Oak in Bedford, N.Y., is thought to be more than 500 years old, but you don’t have to wait that long for an oak to reach a majestic size. (Doug Tallamy/Timber Press)
This tree that shelters other life is unmatched in North America. Every garden or yard should have one (or more).
The in-laws’ lake house outshines the parents’ small prairie towns. Is there a way to be fair?
At 35, she’s worried that her chance to fulfill those dreams is slipping away.
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Underwood, who starred on “The Bachelor” in 2019, made his announcement during an interview with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning.
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