Biden won't escape Trump's shadow completely, given the many investigations and potential legal exposures facing the outgoing president. Biden said as a candidate that he wouldn't pardon Trump or his associates and that he'd leave federal investigations up to “an independent Justice Department.” Notably, some of Trump's legal exposure comes from state cases in New York. Biden will have no authority over any of those matters. … [Read more...] about Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals
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Louis’ son, Kareem Marshall, said he felt guilty that he failed to protect his mother after learning of her abuse and her hospitalization for injuries caused by Bell. Marshall, who became a middle school counselor after his mother’s slaying, said he “sympathized” with Bell. … [Read more...] about Convicted murderer who stuffed girlfriend in suitcase gets 25-years-to-life sentence
That leaves three players still with the Giants who were part of their championship runs, Posey and the Brandons, Crawford and Belt. All are signed through 2021, and if the shortstop and first baseman play as well next season as they did this season, there will be a lot of talk about returning in 2022. … [Read more...] about Will Giants’ Gabe Kapler get some manager-of-the-year love?
By the summer of 1968, black athletes were becoming international symbols of protest against racial injustice, most famously embodied by sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who held up black gloved fists on the podium at the Mexico City Olympics. Smith and Carlos were the most visible athletes who joined efforts organized by scholar-activist Harry Edward to boycott the Olympic Games. Plans for the initial boycott evolved into protests against institutional racism that, in the aftermath of Mexico City, became global in scope. … [Read more...] about Protesting made these athletes patriots
Harris — the first female, Black and Indian-American vice president — will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia SotomayorSonia SotomayorHere's what you need to know about Inauguration Day Harris to resign from Senate seat on Monday Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sotomayor using Thurgood Marshall's Bible MORE, the first Latina on the court. Harris will be sworn in on two Bibles: one that belonged to the first African American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, and another that belonged to Regina Shelton, who was a mother figure to Harris. … [Read more...] about Here’s what you need to know about Inauguration Day