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FILE - In this May 19, 1980, photo, people walk past ruins in the Culmer section of Miami after rioting over the acquittal of four police officers charged with the 1979 beating death of Arthur McDuffie, a black motorcyclist. When future Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and future Attorney General Mark Herring admitted dressing up in blackface in the 1980s racial stereotypes and racist imagery in popular culture seemed to be everywhere. There also was racial unrest and historic elections of black mayors. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 10, 2019 - 10:18 am
At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Such racial insensitivities ran rampant in popular culture during the 1980s. That was also the decade that Chicago elected its first black mayor,...
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FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and CEO of Amazon, is publicly accusing The National Enquirer in a blog post of trying to blackmail him by threatening to release more intimate photos of him unless he calls off an investigation into how that information was obtained in the first place. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 08, 2019 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he'd been having an affair, releasing texts and photos of him and his mistress. As if either of those weren't distracting enough, now Jeff Bezos — the world'...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference
(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 08, 2019 - 4:12 pm
By ALAN SUDERMAN , Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam told his top staff Friday that he is not going to resign over the racist photo that has roiled state politics, despite intense pressure to step down, according to a top administration official. Northam called a...
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Cashier with customer in grocery store.
(Dreamstime)
February 08, 2019 - 3:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP/KMOX) - A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line. If they work, cashier-less stores will not only save time but maybe...
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English actor Albert Finney, 1985. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
February 08, 2019 - 8:35 am
LONDON (AP) — British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family said Friday that he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side." Finney was a rare star who managed...
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St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Mike Maddux (31) calls for the trainer
(Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
February 07, 2019 - 4:40 pm
A term baseball has used since 1966 is being done away with in Major League Baseball. What has been known as the "disabled list" for more than five decades, will from now on be referred to as the "injured list." MLB says it's concerned the term "disabled" can confuse a player's injury with the "...
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Stan Musial of the Cardinals with former Reds player Frank Robinson
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February 07, 2019 - 1:51 pm
Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has died at the age of 83, after battling illness for a many years. Robinson had recently been in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB confirmed his death. An MVP with Cincinnati and Baltimore, Robinson cemented his legacy when he became Cleveland's manager...
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Gucci has since pulled the "black face" sweater from its website.
(Gucci, Radio.com)
February 07, 2019 - 12:08 pm
By Erin Thibeau As Virginia's governor and attorney general are both embroiled in blackface scandals, actor Liam Neeson revealed he once thought of killing a random black person out of a racist revenge fantasy and now a luxury fashion brand is being called out for incorporating racist imagery into...
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A photo from Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook shows two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor. A half-page from the 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook, photographed by The Virginian-Pilot on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Eastern Virginia Medical School/The Virginian-Pilot/TNS/Sipa USA)
February 07, 2019 - 11:15 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface and accusations of sexual assault (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of "killing the Great State of Virginia." Trump was responding to the scandal that has...
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(Dreamstime)
February 06, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Millenials have been known as the "killers" of certain industries like paper napkins, motorcycles hotels and cable TV. But interestingly enough, they are "killing it" to help save one industry. The number of hunters in America has been declining since a peak in the 1980's but the downward trend has...
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