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Ahmaud Arberys mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones his hugged by a supporter after the jury convicted Travis McMichael in the trial of McMichael, his father, Greg McMichael, and neighbor, William Roddie Bryan, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. The three defendants were found guilty Wednesday in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder

Russ Bynum, Associated Press November 24, 2021

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three men were convicted of murder Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was running empty-handed through a Georgia subdivision when the white strangers chased...

Kyle Rittenhouse, center, enters the courtroom with his attorneys Mark Richards, left, and Corey Chirafisi for a meeting called by Judge Bruce Schroeder at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.  (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared of all charges in Kenosha shootings

Associated Press November 19, 2021

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism...

Current governor-elect Glenn Youngkin speaks to supporters during a rally Nov. 1, 2021. (Credit: Steve Helber | Associated Press)

A look into Youngkin’s win in Virginia

Nika Schoonover, Print Managing Editor November 15, 2021

Virginia’s gubernatorial election was brought to national attention as the first major election in the post-Trump era. Virginia, one of two states that holds its gubernatorial race in the year following...

Murder, famine, destruction: Sand mining’s global impact

Murder, famine, destruction: Sand mining’s global impact

Jackson Healy, Nation & World Editor November 15, 2021

Sand: it’s coarse, it’s rough and it’s disappearing everywhere. It may come as a surprise to many that sand serves as much more than just the grounds at beaches and deserts across the globe. In...

Ethiopian Military parade at a rally organized by local authorities in support of the Ethiopian National Defense Force.

U.S. Sanctions Eritrea’s military, ruling party over Ethiopia

Associated Press November 14, 2021

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States on Friday imposed economic sanctions on the military and ruling party of Eritrea over their role in neighboring Ethiopia’s brutal yearlong war, and it warned...

Sixth graders in School of Choice classroom are hard at work while social distancing because of Covid-19 (Ione Cassens | School of Choice)

Haitians fleeing political instability, suffer different treatment than other Latin American migrants

Jana Kunz November 8, 2021

Correction: The article was changed to reflect that the school only closed temporarily as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it successfully reopened in September. Between the earthquake on Aug. 14,...

Republican gubernatorial candidate, Glenn Youngkin, speaks to supporters at a rally in Fredericksburg, Va. on Oct. 30, 2021 (Steve Helber | AP)

Election 2021: Youngkin defeats McAuliffe in Virginia gubernatorial race

JOUR 325 Political Reporting November 2, 2021

Follow along for live coverage of 2021 gubernatorial and mayoral races. Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy wins New Jersey Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy won against Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, speaks to supporters at a rally in Richmond, Va. on Oct. 31, 2021 (Steve Helber| AP)

Gubernatorial elections show close divide in party politics

Nika Schoonover, Print Managing Editor November 1, 2021

At a pivotal moment in the political calendar, Virginia's governor race is the first major election in the post-Trump era. Alongside New Jersey, Virginia is one of two states that holds its statewide elections...

Steven Donziger, on his 800th day of house arrest. (Courtesy of Steven Donzigers Instagram)

Environmental activist, Steven Donziger, facing jail time for criminal contempt

Erik Uebelacker, Opinions Editor October 25, 2021

Despite already serving over 800 days of house arrest, former human rights lawyer Steven Donziger may still be sent to prison as early as this week. Donziger was sentenced to six months in federal prison...

Students board a school bus on New Yorks Upper West side, pandemic disruptions remain inevitable as students return in-person. (Richard Drew | Associated Press)

Disruptions to schooling fall hardest on vulnerable students

Annie Ma, Associated Press October 24, 2021

Even as schools have returned in full swing across the country, complications wrought by the pandemic persist, often falling hardest on those least able to weather them: families without transportation,...

President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater, Oct. 21, 2021 in Baltimore, with Anderson Cooper (Evan Vucci | Associated Press)

Free community college expected to be cut from Biden spending bill

Collin Binkley, Associated Press October 24, 2021

President Joe Biden’s long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan, dealing a major blow to his vision for a historic expansion of educational...

Sergio Ceron and Dave Spencer beat Native American drums during a gathering in support of Indigenous Peoples Day in Potawatomi Park on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 in Chicago.

Among increasing recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Italian Americans dig in

Parker Rose, Contributing Writer October 19, 2021

After a pandemic-borne interruption, the Joint Civic Committee for Italian Americans hosted its annual Columbus Day parade last Monday to a crowd estimated at 20,000 people according to an AP report. But...

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