Nooses, hangings and cross burnings: Imagery of America’s dark racial history sparks fear nationwide

PALMDALE, Calif. — Some of the ugliest, most resonant symbols of the nation’s history of racial violence have returned after more than half a century to galvanize national demonstrations in recent weeks driven by the Black Lives Matter movement. On both coasts, black men have been found hanging from tree branches, suspected suicides that have […]

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Industry Groups Ask California To Delay Pollution Rules, Citing Pandemic

Critics say the requests to delay air pollution rules are the equivalent of “wartime profiteering.” LOS ANGELES — Industry groups are pushing for California regulators to delay new environmental measures, including those meant to promote clean air. Their reason: the economic stress the COVID-19 pandemic is putting on their businesses. Groups have sent at least […]

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‘We Should Have Pushed Harder’: Obama’s Gitmo Czars Reflect On His Failure To Close The Prison

They transferred 201 detainees, but the president didn’t keep his promise to shut down Guantanamo. On his first day in office, President Barack Obama signed an executive order directing that the Guantanamo Bay prison facility “be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order.” The prison […]

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