Colin Powell, first black secretary of state, dead at 84 of COVID-19 complications

The military leader served in a number of Republican administrations over the last half century

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New York City commission to vote on removing Thomas Jefferson statue from city hall

The city’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus wrote that the statue “symbolizes the disgusting and racist basis on which American was founded.”

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China’s third quarter GPD grows less than projected, with fossil fuel shortage slowing industry

Country’s National Bureau of Statistics reported Monday that China GDP grew 4.9% in the third quarter from year ago

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Liberal comedian Jon Stewart scolds media for blaming Trump for nation’s divisiveness

Stewart also pointedly declined to endorse President Joe Biden for doing an effective job: “I don’t think anybody is.”

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College withheld exonerating evidence from student who went to prison for sexual assault

Second jury cleared Darold Palmore after appeals court deemed accuser’s sexual history relevant to credibility. He spent 16 months in prison.

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Reconciliation bill includes $6 billion in taxes, fines and fees on oil and gas industry

Industry group warn the bill’s provisions are “ill-conceived and punitive” and will constrain the future supply of petroleum-based products.

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Biden administration has lost track of 45,000 unaccompanied minors who entered illegally

A decision to weaken vetting of adult sponsors contributed, in part, to the loss of contact with 40% of the more than 114,000 unaccompanied children who entered the U.S. illegally, according to Axios. 

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