The chief prosecutor in St. Louis, who made history as the first Black woman to hold the post but faced widespread criticism for her handling of violent crime, said on Thursday that she would resign on June 1. The prosecutor, Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, a Democrat, was facing an effort by Missouri’s attorney general, a […]Read More
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Democrats Run on Abortion, Even for Offices With Little Say on the Issue
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Eric Genrich is running a full-throated campaign in support of abortion rights, reminding voters of his position at every turn and hammering his anti-abortion opponent in television ads. At a recent event, he featured an obstetrician who now commutes to a state where abortion is legal to treat patients and a […]Read More
Severe Storms and Tornadoes Are Expected in Midwest and South
A large tornado was spotted near Little Rock, Ark., on Friday afternoon, prompting meteorologists there to evacuate as the National Weather Service declared it an “emergency.” The tornado is part of a complex and dangerous storm system that is poised to hit the Upper Midwest and South, forecasters said. Images from the city showed debris […]Read More
Black Soldiers Cycled 1,900 Miles Across the U.S. So He Did, Too.
In the summer of 1897, 20 Black U.S. Army infantrymen cycled 1,900 miles on fixed-gear, state-of-the-art bikes from Fort Missoula, Mont., to St. Louis. The Army ordered the grueling expedition to see whether soldiers could form a bicycle corps. Newspapers chronicled their progress as they pedaled 50 miles a day in mud and sand, through […]Read More