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The Woomblies return to the place it all started

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When the Woomblies take the stage in downtown Franklin this weekend, it’s going to be a homecoming more than 20 years in the making.The...

The Woomblies return to the place it all started

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When the Woomblies take the stage in downtown Franklin this weekend, it’s going to be a homecoming more than 20 years in the making.The...

US invites UN’s racism and human rights envoys to visit

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is formally inviting United Nations racism and human rights envoys to visit the United States amid a contentious ongoing...

Bush criticizes Afghanistan withdrawal, fears for women

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BERLIN — Former President George W. Bush criticized the Western withdrawal from Afghanistan in an interview with a German broadcaster released Wednesday, saying he...

Edinburgh Courier (July 14, 2021)

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Belarus targets rights activists, journalists with raids

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KYIV, Ukraine — Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided offices and homes of dozens of human rights activists and journalists in a crackdown that...

UK to ban online racists from games after Euro 2020 uproar

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LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from attending soccer matches after three...

North Carolina Republicans move to limit classroom race talk

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans are advancing legislation to limit how teachers can discuss certain racial concepts inside the classroom, according to the...

Family files $30M suit over deputies’ shooting of Black man

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The family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in North Carolina says he died because of the officers'...

Lego tells US company to stop making guns look like its toys

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish toymaker Lego said Wednesday it had asked a Utah-based gun company to stop producing a product that makes a pistol...