Across America

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BALTIMORE — Baltimore's mayor has vetoed a bill that would have rededicated a Christopher Columbus monument to victims of police violence, sharing concerns with the city's police commissioner that the two-story-tall obelisk is too close to a separate monument honoring fallen officers.

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NEW IBERIA, La. — A Louisiana sheriff said Saturday that his office is "working hard to ensure no stone is left unturned" in determining what led to the death of a Black 15-year-old whose disappearance sparked speculation about racial crime.

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SAVANNAH, Ga.  — A Georgia judge denied bond Friday for the father and son charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, saying he's concerned the white men took the law into their own hands and endangered neighbors when they pursued and shot the Black man on a residential street.

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CHICAGO — Barack Obama directly confronts the racist politics of President Donald Trump in the first volume of his post-presidency memoir, bluntly suggesting how he believes his historic election in 2008 opened a wave of bitter and divisive turmoil that fueled Republicans’ obstructionism and…

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President-elect Joe Biden is the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia in 28 years. And much of the credit for his showing here is going to someone who wasn't on the ballot: Stacey Abrams.

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LEXINGTON, Va. — The Virginia Military Institute has selected a retired U.S. Army major general to serve as its interim superintendent amid a leadership shakeup that followed a newspaper article describing allegations of persistent racism at the school.