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|The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):
POSTED MARCH 21, 2019 5:34 PM
|I hope Joe Biden runs for president. After Donald Trump, we need a compassionate leader.
Biden is the greatest threat and contrast to Trump. He doesn't have to pretend to show empathy. He doesn’t need a note card prompting him to care.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2019 3:15 AM
|US woman sues Harvard over 'slave ancestor' pictures
A US woman who says she is descended from slaves who were photographed in 1850 by a racist Harvard University professor on Wednesday sued the university over the "exploitation" of the images of her ancestors. Tamara Lanier filed suit in the northeastern state of Massachusetts over the photographs taken in South Carolina of a slave and his daughter, known only by their first names: Renty -- the patriarch of her family -- and Delia. The images, thought to be the earliest known photographs of American slaves, are currently in a museum at the university near Boston.
POSTED MARCH 20, 2019 9:49 PM
|Citigroup Settles Venezuela Gold Swap Transaction
After Venezuela’s Central Bank missed a March 11 deadline to buy back gold from Citigroup for nearly $1.1 billion as part of a financing agreement signed in 2015, the difference in price from when the gold was acquired to current levels will be deposited into an account, said the people, who asked not to be named speaking about a private transaction. The development represents another financial blow to the embattled Maduro regime.
POSTED MARCH 20, 2019 11:38 AM
|FBI joins criminal probe into Boeing 737 Max 8 safety certification in wake of crashes
The FBI has joined the widening criminal probe into how Boeing's 737 Max 8 jets were deemed as safe in the months before two of them crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia,
POSTED MARCH 20, 2019 7:28 PM
POSTED MARCH 20, 2019 8:00 AM
|Justice Thomas speaks as U.S. top court confronts racial bias in jury selection
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared poised to side with a black Mississippi death row inmate put on trial six times for a 1996 quadruple murder who accused a prosecutor of repeatedly blocking black potential jurors, though the court's only black member sounded skeptical. Justice Clarence Thomas, who had not posed a question during an oral argument in three years, asked several in the case involving Curtis Flowers, 48, who has argued that his constitutional right to a fair trial was violated. Thomas, an idiosyncratic conservative and only the second African American ever appointed to the court, signaled through his questions he might vote against Flowers, who otherwise drew broad support among the other justices, both liberal and conservative.
POSTED MARCH 20, 2019 2:54 PM
|Fox News contributor called ‘complete moron’ for falsely saying US was first to end slavery
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich attempted to counter Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call to discuss the injustices of slavery, and its lasting systemic impact on generations of African-Americans, by claiming that the United States does not get “enough credit” for ending slavery. While discussing reparations to descendents of enslaved people on Fox News’ "Outnumbered" on Tuesday, Ms Pavlich claimed that the US was the first country to abolish slavery. “They keep blaming America for the sin of slavery but the truth is, throughout human history, slavery existed, and America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years,” she said.
POSTED MARCH 20, 2019 10:35 AM
|Teen Builds 150 Dog Beds for Utah Animal Shelter
A Utah teen's love for animals is inspiring him to help shelter dogs in a unique way. Chance Call is in the process of constructing 150 beds for dogs of all sizes. He plans to donate them to the Davis County Animal Shelter.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2019 10:17 AM
|'We just want the guns back': New Zealand announces immediate ban of assault rifles
New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern announces ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and military-style semi-automatic rifles after mosque shootings.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2019 10:32 AM