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Mary Louise Smith, a plaintiff in the Browder vs. Gayle case that desegregated buses in Montgomery, stands beside the Rosa Parks statue (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP) 

The statue was dedicated on the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man



The 'three amigos' were Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic, then independent senator from Connecticut and Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The new trio are quite different group altogether—Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue investigations of Democrats and former Vice President Joe Biden



 Gun rights groups hope the conservative majority will extend previous rulings while gun control activists fear new state laws may be at risk



Sooty pollution from burning sugar cane fields is linked to asthma and other health problems for the predominantly African American communities of the Glades


House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., gives final remarks during a hearing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) 

Democrats are aiming for a final House vote by Christmas, which would set the stage for a likely Senate trial in January


Hasan and Mary Smith stand cheek to cheek outside their newly rehabbed home in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood of Chicago on Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine) 

Chicago Lawn was once littered with abandoned homes, gangs, and violence. Then a feisty core of residents banded together to the place


First lady Melania Trump speaks at the B'More Youth Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at UMBC in Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP) 

The first lady maintained her composure and went on with her speech about drug abuse. Her husband has called the city a "disgusting rat and rodent infested mess," saying no human would want to live there.



Defense Secretary fires Navy's top official alleging proposed secret deal with the president over SEAL accused of war crimes



Native American women experience some of the nation’s highest rates of murder, sexual violence and domestic abuse


Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden talks with a protester objecting to his stance on deportations. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) 

From Black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the lone Black woman in the race chiding White, upstart Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the dynamics in Atlanta highlighted the push for crucial Black and other minority support


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