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Texas court exonerates man who spent nearly 20 years on death row for 1977 murder

After nearly 47 years, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals this week exonerated Kerry Max Cook for the 1977 murder of Linda Jo Edwards, declaring him innocent of a crime for which he spent nearly 20 years on death row.

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A new documentary explores why the first ‘Black Barbie’ was much more than just a doll

In the first few minutes of her new documentary film, the writer and director Lagueria Davis pays a visit to her aunt, Beulah Mitchell. At Mitchell’s house, they look through a room filled with boxes of dolls stacked up to the ceiling.

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Baseball legend Willie Mays says it’s ‘amazing’ he has 10 more hits after MLB integrated Negro League statistics

Baseball legend Willie Mays never expected to get 10 more career hits five decades after his last game. But that’s exactly what happened last week when Major League Baseball integrated Negro League statistics into its record books.

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