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MIAMI ­— After growing up with progressive Cuban American parents who eventually divorced, Natalee Rivero was surprised at the reaction of her mother’s boyfriend, who got up during a July 4 barbecue and went inside after seeing Rivero and her husband’s T-shirt that read “Cuban Americans for Black Lives Matter.” Rivero, 30, tried to have …

Lawmakers pressured Cox to include the two topics on the special session agenda. He declined so they will appear as resolutions. (Laura Seitz | Deseret News, pool) Gov. Spencer J. Cox provides updates on the ongoing pandemic during the weekly briefing at the Capitol on in May 2021.   | May 18, 2021, 9:03 p.m. | …

Under the subtitle “An American City and Its Search for Justice”, Scott Ellsworth has produced a much-needed book that acts like a mirror. Though documenting a particular place and time, it helps us understand the race-based and sectarian turmoil that is so pervasive today. Oprah Winfrey has hailed it as one of “20 of the …

Black women in Maine are far less likely than white women to receive prenatal health care during the course of their pregnancies, and a lack of data about the state’s tribal communities means the racial disparity there may be even worse. Expecting mothers who are Black are four times more likely than white mothers to …

“I’ve met a lot of good people in Alaska, they know when they’ve got the real deal. And they see the person that basically is bringing both sides together, trying to look for the best interest,” Manchin told Politico in a joint interview with Murkowski. “People understand that they have a person that understands Alaska …

For elite runners competing in long-distance races, every second counts. So when Nike introduced “advanced shoe technology” in 2017, questions arose about whether the new design would significantly affect performances in professional sports. A new paper published in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living found that the new footwear indeed reduced running times for both …

Bulletin photo by Mike Paris UPDATE: After a nearly hour long rain delay, the decision was made to delay the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The race will now run on Sunday at 4 p.m., following the completion of the Xfinity Series Cook Out 250, which will begin at noon. …

After a lengthy weather delay, Martinsville Speedway officials officially postponed the NASCAR Xfinity Series Cook Out 250 race until Sunday at noon. Ninety-one laps of the race were completed Friday night before rain hit around 9:30 p.m. Jet driers tried several times to get the track dry, only for rain to finally set in, forcing …

WASHINGTON — Michael Brown, a veteran tech industry executive who has led the Pentagon’s commercial outreach office since 2018, is President Biden’s pick for the Defense Department’s top procurement job, the White House announced April 2. Brown was nominated to serve as undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. He is currently the director of …

[co-author: Dr. Timothy Pohlman] The next generation video codec The next-generation video codec Versatile Video Coding (VVC) (H.266) offers significant technical advantages over its predecessors HEVC (H.265) and AVC (H.264) and competitors (eg, the proprietary codecs AV1 and VP9). Finalized in October 2020, VVC can achieve the same level of perceptual quality as prior video …