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When Jeff Sessions was up for a federal judgeship under President Reagan in 1986, his nomination was rejected because of alleged racism. Now, he’s President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general. As lawmakers are expected to begin confirmation hearings for Trump’s cabinet picks, members of the NAACP have occupied Sessions' Mobile, Alabama office, saying the group will stay there until Sessions withdraws from consideration or the protesters are arrested.
Del Wilber, Los Angeles Times
The idea of religious freedom is being used to introduce legislation nationwide that is seen as anti-gay rights. How does that work?
Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post
John Berger taught generations of art lovers to look at paintings differently. A prolific art critic and author, Berger was best known for a 1972 BBC TV series and book called Ways of Seeing. The British critic and writer has died at the age of 90.
Ratik Asokan, Writer for Art and Photography
A new book of photographs illustrates the before and after of Japanese Americans being rounded up and imprisoned in camps.
Richard Cahan, Co-Author, 'Un-American : The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War ||'
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