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Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is shown during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) 

Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in mid-February after Russian authorities said vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were found in her luggage, which could carry a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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Black residents often move because of worries about crime and a desire for reputable schools, but leaving Black city neighborhoods that are starved for investment is often more of a necessity than a choice

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Few Americans believe there has been significant progress over the last 50 years in achieving equal treatment for Black people in dealings with police and the criminal justice system.

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The United States is facing an expanding gap between how much workers earn and how much they have to pay for housing.

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) 

More than 12.7 million children in the U.S. alone have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Generally, the virus doesn’t hit kids as severely as adults, but there are still bizarre outcomes.

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“Even if she can’t convince other people to her way of approaching a case, I think that that willingness to talk, and understanding another perspective, is a very important aspect of the kind of person she is,”

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Photo Courtesy of Opal Lee 

Since Juneteenth 1939, when Lee was 12-years-old, and a mob of white supremacists attacked Lee and her family’s home, she has been fighting for equality and freedom for African-Americans

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Ahead of the midterm elections in November top Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to deliver promises such as guaranteed voting rights, police reform and immigration

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Peace among the world's most powerful nations is under threat as Russia expands its military presence and breaks security agreements

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(AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa) 

Moeti is the first woman to lead WHO’s regional Africa office, the capstone of her trailblazing career in which she has overcome discrimination to become one of the world’s top health administrators.

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