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Thousands of Brazilians who won elections as Black candidates in 2020 previously ran for office as white

Brazilian politicians’ newfound embrace of Blackness leaves some of their Afro-Brazilian constituents skeptical. Dimitrii_Guzhanin/Getty  Andrew Janusz, University of Florida Brazil is undergoing a strange racial reckoning after bombshell revelations that thousands of veteran politicians had changed their self-identified race between the 2016 and 2020 elections. Afro-Brazilians – a category that includes Black and mixed-race people

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A Final Goodbye

[This is from an article in the Associated Press by Bernard McGhee. I have compiled it by category, rather than by month, and listed the more well-known people. The links go to obituaries in AP. You can read the original HERE. – Editor] SPORTS Don Larsen, 90. The journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of

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New Year’s revelries muted by virus as curtain draws on 2020

This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with many bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. From the South Pacific to New York City, pandemic restrictions on open air gatherings saw people turning to made-for-TV fireworks displays or packing it in early since they could

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Mallard to go? Dig of Pompeii fast-food place reveals tastes

A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping to reveal dishes that were popular for the citizens of the ancient Roman city who were partial to eating out. Pompeii Archaeological Park’s longtime chief, Massimo Osanna said Saturday that while some 80 such fast-foods have been found at Pompeii, it is the first time such

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Queen Elizabeth pays tribute to ‘kindness of strangers’

One of the traditional fixtures of any Christmas Day is to see Queen Elizabeth II and her family go to church. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has made sure of that. However, the queen, 94, did fulfill what is considered her most cherished Christmas Day duty. Addressing the nation — as well as the

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In 2020, AP photographers captured a world in distress

Behold, a world in distress: A 64-year-old woman weeps, hugging her husband as he lay dying in the COVID-19 unit of a California hospital. A crowded refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, engulfed in flames, disgorges a string of migrants fleeing this hell on Earth. Rain-swept protesters, enraged by the death of George Floyd in police

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