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What America owes: How reparations would look and who would pay
ABC News BY: SAMARA LYNN AND CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- This report is part of "Turning Point," a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.In the early 20th century, Richard Givens, a Black man, toiled as a laborer in a box mill in Greensville County, Virginia.He earned $300 for the entire year in 1939, according to U.S. Census records, an income Givens had to use to support a family of eight.That seemingly paltry sum (worth only approximately $5,500 today) was even anemic...
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Police veteran among 2 officers injured after violent incident at station
kali9/iStock BY: JON HAWORTH, ABC NEWS(LOS ANGELES) -- A Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Division veteran with more than 30 years of experience is recovering in the hospital this morning after a violent encounter with man inside the police station late Saturday night.The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. at the Harbor Station in San Pedro, California, when, an individual described as a Hispanic male who was approximately 29-years-old walked into the station and the officer went to meet him in the lobby area. An altercation then allegedly began after a brief discussion and, according to the Los Angeles Police...
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Dangerous fire conditions developing West with Santa Ana winds coming to California
ABC News BY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- The weather pattern is beginning to turn more conducive for fire development across parts of the Western U.S. once again.High pressure building over the region will cause temperatures to rise and dry gusty winds to develop over parts of the region, especially California.There are fire weather watches and red flag warnings issued for parts of California, Utah and New Mexico due to the increasing dry and windy conditions.Temperatures today will be in the 90s across interior California and near 100 in parts of Southern California and temperatures should continue to rise...
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