Vann R. Newkirk

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The Mississippi Delta is home to fertile soil that's excellent for growing crops. It was made that way by enslaved African Americans, who owned some of that land after Emancipation.

A million black farmers are cheated out of their land in the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta is home to fertile soil that's excellent for growing crops. It was made that way by enslaved African Americans, who owned some of that land after Emancipation.

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The vote for the Republican healthcare plan was set for this afternoon, but wasn’t going to get the votes needed to pass it. So what’s the political fallout?

Week in politics: Health care, intelligence investigation, Gorsuch

The vote for the Republican healthcare plan was set for this afternoon, but wasn’t going to get the votes needed to pass it. So what’s the political fallout?

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Donald Trump took questions from the press for the first time since the election. Politics reporter Vann R.

Donald Trump's press conference and his relationship with the media

Donald Trump took questions from the press for the first time since the election. Politics reporter Vann R.

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Nearly 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed a treaty with the United States. The result? They were forcibly removed from the Southeastern part of the U.S. to Oklahoma.

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This week, the political debate dominated political debate.

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Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself over the weekend. He was in the secure housing unit in a Manhattan jail.

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Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday, as he awaited trial. What happens next in the investigation?

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Berkeley’s City Council recently adopted an ordinance to drop certain gendered terms from the city’s municipal code.

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