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This Day in History: April 16

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1963: Martin Luther King Jr. writes his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” in which he responds to a group of local clergymen who had criticized him for leading street protests, writing: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to...

BLM clenched-fist symbol has little-known communist history, critics say

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But critics of the symbol note its origin and long use with communist movements – a history so fraught that, until recently, many left-wing protesters hesitated to use the iconic image. "It is a symbol used by moveme...

This Day in History: April 15

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1947: Jackie Robinson, baseball’s first Black Major League player, makes his official debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day at Ebbets Field. Also on this day: 1452: Leonardo da Vinci is born in or near th...

Man who killed New Mexico police officer had criminal past, drug history: reports

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New Mexico State Police officials recently revealed that Officer Darian Jarrott was apparently caught by surprise when Omar Felix Cueva opened fire during a highway traffic stop. Cueva, 39, had agreed to at the time ...

This Day in History: April 14

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1865: President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.; he would die the next day. Also on this day: 1841: Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" is published.

This Day in History: April 13

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1999: Right-to-die advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian is sentenced in Pontiac, Mich., to 10 to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder in the lethal injection of a Lou Gehrig’s disease patient. (Kevorkian would serve ei...

Trace the complex history between the US government and Americans in Bret Baier’s new series

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Tackling the tax policies that have spanned centuries, the series reveals the surprising ways in which decisions about taxes have affected much of American life. The first of five episodes, 'Revolution and Revolt: Fr...

This Day in History: April 12

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1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63; he is succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman. Also on this day: 1861: The Civil War begins as Confederate f...

WWE stars Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks make history as first Black women to duke it out in WrestleMania main event

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WWE stars Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks made wrestling history as the first Black women to face each other in a WrestleMania title match, according to the sports entertainment company. Belair defeated Banks, becomin...

Hometown pitcher throws the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history

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Pitcher Joe Musgrove tossed the first no-hitter in Padres franchise history on Friday night, as San Diego defeated the Texas Rangers 3-0 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Padres, founded in 1969, were the...

This Day in History: April 9

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1968: Funeral services, private and public, are held for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, five days after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Te...

This Day in History: April 8

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1974: Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking Babe Ruth’s record. Also on this day: 1864: The United States Senate passes, 38-6, the 13th...

‘Exterminate All the Brutes’ offers a searing second take on US history

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Near the end of "Exterminate All the Brutes," director Raoul Peck's searing four-part historical hybrid about the sordid history of colonialism, he says, "The very existence of this film is a miracle." He's right, l...

Angelo Gabriel, 16, becomes youngest goalscorer in Copa Libertadores history

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Santos forward Angelo Gabriel became the youngest goalscorer in Copa Libertadores history on Tuesday as he scored his side's final goal in a 3-1 victory against San Lorenzo. Aged 16 years, three months and 16 days,...

This Day in History: April 7

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1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower holds a news conference in which he speaks of the importance of containing the spread of communism in Indochina, saying, "You have a row of dominoes set up, you knock over the fir...

‘Drunk History: Black Stories’ will give you something to toast

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Comedy Central's popular "Drunk History" series is getting a spinoff, but be sure to watch it responsibly. A new digital series titled "Drunk History: Black Stories" is being brought to the world by Comedy Central I...

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