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Iowa man guilty of murdering Black man whose body was found burning in a ditch

Relatives of Michael Williams see the killing as a possible hate crime, but authorities described it as a relationship dispute that turned lethal.

A jury convicted an Iowa man of first-degree murder Tuesday in the killing of Michael Williams, a Black man whose body was found burning in a ditch last year.


Biden in critical talks with President Xi Jinping amid fierce tensions with China

When Chinese President Xi Jinping beamed into the White House on Monday evening for a virtual summit with President Joe Biden, the two men needed no introduction.

"We've spent an awful lot of time talking to one another, and I hope we can have a candid conversation tonight as well," Biden said as the talks got underway around 8 p.m. ET, sitting at the head of the Roosevelt Room table as Xi's visage was broadcast on a pair of television screens.


USA: the merits of François-Dominique Delafosse recognized by the American Congress

Africa-USA relations put in the spotlight with the recognition of François-Dominique Delafosse by the American Congress.

Indeed, this citizen of the world received, on October 8, 2021, a Certificate of Special Recognition from the Congress, which thus salutes the merits of this “exceptional business leader who has largely contributed to strengthening trade relations between the African continent and the United States ”, according to the document which bears the signature of Sylvia R. Garcia, member of the American Congress.


John Fetterman, Senate Candidate, Revisits Gun Incident Involving Black Jogger

At the height of protests last year over police violence against Black people, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, John Fetterman, called for police officers to be better trained to defuse incidents when those involved did not threaten public safety.

“We must fall on the side of de-escalation every time,” Fetterman wrote, citing his experiences as mayor of the town of Braddock, outside Pittsburgh.



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