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Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

Nichelle Nichols has died. The actor broke ground for Black women on television as the beautiful, no-nonsense communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura on the original “Star Trek” TV series. Martin Luther King told Nichols she was an inspiration, encouraging many to open their minds about civil rights. Co-star William Shatner, who shared TV's first interracial kiss with her, called Nichols a beautiful woman who did much to redefine social issues […]

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USDA getting tougher on salmonella in chicken products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products or risk shutdowns. The proposed USDA rules announced Monday would declare salmonella an adulterant — a contaminant that can cause food-borne illness — in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products. That includes many frozen foods found in grocery stores that appear to be […]

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Black family sues Sesame Place, alleging discrimination

A Baltimore family is suing a Sesame Street-themed amusement park for $25 million in federal court over claims of racial discrimination. They say multiple costumed characters ignored a 5-year-old Black girl during a meet-and-greet event. The lawsuit comes in the wake of a video, shared widely on social media, showing two other Black girls apparently being snubbed by a costumed employee during a parade at the park. Sesame Place apologized […]

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Ravens begin camp hoping to rebound from injury-filled 2021

The Baltimore Ravens held their first full-squad practice of training camp. They have extra reason to be motivated after only their second losing season of coach John Harbaugh’s tenure. They overcame a slew of injuries for a while before dropping their final six games to finish 8-9. Running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters — all of whom missed last season because of knee injuries — […]

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Commanders owner Dan Snyder testifies before House committee

Washington Commanders Dan Snyder began testifying Thursday morning before a congressional committee investigating the NFL team's history of workplace misconduct. Snyder is giving a deposition to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform virtually in private. The hearing is not public. Snyder, who is in Israel, agreed to testify voluntarily rather than under the terms of a subpoena. The committee has the discretion to decide what, if any, information […]

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NFL enters media streaming marketplace with ‘NFL+’ service

The NFL is making its move into offering its own media streaming platform. The league announced that “NFL+” launched on Monday. Owners were briefed about it during the league meetings in May while Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s chief media and business officer, confirmed in a column for “Sports Illustrated” last week that it would be starting this season. Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a phone interview with The Associated Press […]

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Hogan says he won’t support Cox for governor in November

Maryland’s Republican governor, Larry Hogan, said Sunday he won’t support the GOP's gubernatorial nominee, Dan Cox, whom he once again described as a “Q-Anon” whack job.” Hogan blamed the Democratic Governors Association and former President Donald Trump for Cox’s victory in Tuesday’s primary over Hogan's preferred candidate, Kelly Schulz. The DGA spent large amounts of money on ads describing Cox as “too conservative for Maryland” and highlighted his connections to […]

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WWE’s McMahon says he is retiring amid misconduct probe

World Wrestling Entertainment impresario Vince McMahon says he is retiring amid an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the flamboyant showman who turned a small wrestling company into a worldwide entertainment business. In a brief statement issued by the company Friday, McMahon said he is retiring as WWE's chairman and CEO. He noted that he remains its majority shareholder. McMahon stepped down temporarily as CEO and chairman of WWE in mid-June […]

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Philadelphia 76ers look to build new $1.3 billion arena

The Philadelphia 76ers are taking the first steps toward building a privately-funded sports and entertainment arena. The team’s managing partners on Thursday announced the creation of a new development company to create its future home in the city’s Fashion District. They say 76 Place is anticipated to cost about $1.3 billion. Josh Harris and David Blitzer say in a news release they’re committed to creating “a privately funded arena that […]

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Author Wes Moore wins Democratic race for Maryland governor

Bestselling author Wes Moore has won the Democratic primary for Maryland governor. His victory sets up a general election contest against Republican Dan Cox, a hard-line conservative endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Moore will be a strong favorite in the November election against Cox, a right-wing member of the Maryland House of Delegates whose extreme brand of politics is considered a liability in a heavily Democratic state that twice […]

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