Carrie P. Meek, pathbreaking Florida congresswoman, dies at 95

One of the first African Americans to represent Florida in Congress since Reconstruction, she spent five terms championing services for the poor and expanded opportunities for minorities.

Trial to begin for officer who said she confused her gun with Taser in Daunte Wright killing

Kim Potter, who was subsequently fired, is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in the April shooting.

Biden says omicron variant concerning but not ‘cause for panic’; CDC urges all adults to get boosters

All American adults became eligible for booster doses of coronavirus vaccine earlier this month, but the CDC previously focused its recommendations on the most vulnerable age group — people over 50.

Schools shouldn’t eliminate racist, White men from history lessons. But they shouldn’t be the main voices, either.

Their nearly 400-year-old perspectives are still being taught to elementary students as fact.
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Lee Elder, barrier-breaking golfer, dies at 87

In 1975, he became the first African American to compete in the tradition-bound Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga. Tiger Woods heralded him as a role model in the sport.
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Matthew McConaughey rules out Texas governor run ‘at this moment’: ‘A humbling and inspiring path to ponder’

Matthew McConaughey announced he will not run for Texas governor, even as some voters polled reported favorable views of the actor.

With eye to Tuesday and next year, Atlanta Democrats worry about voter turnout

Democratic strategists say lackluster turnout for the Atlanta mayoral race points to voter apathy and the hurdles of a new voter law.

Pa. commissioners called LGBTQ gathering a ‘hate group’ and denied funds to library where it was to meet. So citizens stepped in.

Fundraising campaigns have brought in $40,000 for the small library, far exceeding the $3,000 that was rejected by the local government.
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A New Zealand politician rode her bike to the hospital while in labor. She gave birth an hour later.

“I genuinely wasn’t planning to cycle in labour, but it did end up happening,” Julie Anne Genter, an avid cyclist and member of New Zealand’s Green Party, wrote on social media.

Virgil Abloh’s wondrous success

Abloh wasn’t interested in blowing up the fashion system. He was simply looking to blow open the door.

Six injured after shooting at North Carolina mall sends Black Friday shoppers running in panic

Videos and photos shared on social media show people running after the gunfire erupted, leaving behind flipped chairs, fallen signs and food atop tables at the food court.

Nathan’s legacy: He got new lungs after covid. Now comes the hard part.

Covid-19 ruined Nathan Foote's lungs. Now he's trying to live his new life to the fullest without squandering the gift he's been given.

He spent almost 50 years alone at 10,000 feet. His hobby helped shape climate research in the Rockies.

Billy Barr began logging snowfall to keep busy. Along the way, he became an unwitting chronicler of climate change.

Firefighters launch tense rescue after pet tortoise traps pet dog in underground burrow

The two animals aren’t exactly the best of friends.
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