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Motown songwriter, producer Lamont Dozier dead at 81

Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81.

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Richmond among 10 localities piloting Marcus Alert system

Virginia is launching a new system to improve the response to mental health emergencies.

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9/11 artifacts share ‘pieces of truth’ in victims’ stories

For nearly six years, Andrea Haberman’s ashen and damaged wallet lay mostly untouched in a drawer at her parents’ Wisconsin home, along with a partly melted cell phone, her driver’s license, credit cards, checkbook and house keys. Flecks of rust had formed on the rims of her eyeglasses, their lenses shattered and gone.

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Dr. Irving P. McPhail, president of St. Augustine’s University, dies from COVID-19 complications

Dr. Irving P. McPhail, president of St. Augustine’s University, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, of complications from COVID-19, just three months after taking the helm of the historically Black university in Raleigh, N.C.

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Washington NFL team drops racist name

The most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone.

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Dr. Patricia Bath, whose patents advanced cataract treatment, dies at 76

Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died. She was 76.

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Mueller report may be available in April

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is combing through special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, removing classified and other information in hopes of releasing the report to Congress in April.

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Breakdancing an Olympic sport?

Breakdancing, an art form started by African-American teenagers that has spread all over the world, may break into the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris as a new sport.

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United Methodist Church keeps ban on gay clergy, same-sex marriage

“We’re in this to the end,” sang LGBTQ United Methodists and their allies.

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Former Congressman Ron Dellums, who pushed U.S. sanctions against apartheid South Africa, dies at 82

Ronald Vernie “Ron” Dellums was a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice in his community and in Congress. The first African-American Democratic congressman from Northern California and a former mayor of his native Oakland, Calif., died from cancer at his Washington residence on Monday, July 30, 2018, according to his family. He was 82.

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