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Opinion: In aftermath of Andrew Brown's killing, echoes of North Carolina's awful history of scapegoating Black people

The morning after Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder for choking the life out of George Floyd, a SWAT-like unit of sheriff's deputies arrived in full tactical gear to serve a warrant for Andrew Brown Jr. at his home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Within seconds, Brown was shot in the back of the head while apparently trying to flee in his car.

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This nurse is on a mission to vaccinate an entire island

The UK's vaccine rollout is reaching even the most isolated parts of the country. CNN boards a small plane bound for Fair Isle, off the coast of Scotland, along with Margaret Cooper, a nurse on a mission to vaccinate the entire island. CNN's Phil Black reports.

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Stacey Abrams' political thriller

Stacey Abrams's life these past few years has been the stuff of high political drama. In 2018, she ran for governor of Georgia as the first Black woman on a major party ticket, only to face off against the sitting secretary of state who purged voter rolls ahead of the election. Abrams herself was nearly denied a ballot when she went to vote on Election Day.

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My great-grandmother survived the 1921 Tulsa massacre. We're not heeding her history

A century ago, my Black brothers and sisters were decimated by one of the worst occurrences of racial violence in our nation's history. On May 31 and June 1, 1921, White gangs flooded into the thriving Greenwood neighborhood and murdered up to 300 Black men, women and children. According to the Tulsa Historical Society, 1,500 Black homes were burned, along with over 600 businesses, and places of worship, healing, learning and gathering.

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Black drivers say they're targeted over air fresheners

The ACLU has expressed concern that police are using low-level infractions, such as driving with an air freshener hanging from the rearview mirror, as an excuse for pretextual traffic stops. CNN's Nick watt has more.

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The problem with recent pardon for lynching victims

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's posthumous pardon of 34 Black victims of racial lynching between 1854 and 1933 exemplifies the pitfalls of substituting reparative symbols over political substance.

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Maryland NAACP leader blasts governor's posthumous pardons of lynching victims

The head of Maryland's NAACP on Sunday lambasted Gov. Larry Hogan's posthumous pardon of lynching victims as "political posturing," criticizing the Republican governor for issuing a blanket pardon of dozens of the state's Black victims even though many were never convicted of any crimes, but merely charged or accused of wrongdoing before they were killed.

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