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September 06, 2019 - 12:11 pm
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will issue a permit to a Michigan trophy hunter to import the skin, skull and horns from a rare black rhinoceros he shot last year in Africa. Documents show Chris Peyerk of Shelby Township, Michigan, applied...
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Justin Udo
August 25, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds attended a special ceremony at Independence Mall Sunday to commemorate the first documented African slaves brought to America 400 years ago. People gather to remember and honor first enslaved Africans brought to North America Jeffrey Hart says for him the day...
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Cherri Gregg
August 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This Sunday, hundreds of children will gather in Old City to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans in British Colonial America. "It's not just a somber occasion where we talk about the oppression against black folks,"...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump reacts at the end of his speech at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H.
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August 18, 2019 - 5:00 pm
By Matthew Lee WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are...
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Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, speaks during a briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Washington.
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August 14, 2019 - 1:07 pm
By Zeke Miller and Ashlety Thomas, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming "huddled masses" of immigrants to American shores, was referring to "people coming from Europe" and that the nation is looking to...
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Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana, Tuesday June 11, 2019.
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June 11, 2019 - 11:26 am
By Cara Anna, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa when the High Court rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison. Jubilant...
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In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the carcass of a dead goat lies in the desert in a drought-stricken area near Bandar Beyla in Somalia.
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June 05, 2019 - 10:32 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer's end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country. U.N. Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock says...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, prize-winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talks during a television interview in Nairobi, Kenya.
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May 22, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Tom Odula, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani...
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A woman carrying water and a baby on her back after collecting water in Beira, Mozambique, Monday, March 25, March 24, 2019.
Themba Hadebe/AP Photo
March 26, 2019 - 5:44 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Relief operations are pressing into remote areas to find survivors of the cyclone that ripped into central Mozambique, while trucks carrying aid attempt to travel a badly damaged road to the hard-hit city of Beira. The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282...
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Displaced families, victims of Cyclone Idai, eat lunch at the Samora Machel Secondary School which is being used to house victims of the floods in Beira, Mozambique, Sunday March 24, 2019.
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March 25, 2019 - 10:23 am
By cara Anna, Associated Press BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities in Mozambique say that with a key road open to the badly damaged city of Beira, conditions on the ground improving and more international help arriving, vital aid to those hit by Cyclone Idai should now flow more freely. Cyclone...
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