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Black banker sues Goldman Sachs for racial discrimination

Black banker sues Goldman Sachs for racial discriminationRebecca Allen in the lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan said Goldman has a virtually all-white senior leadership team that favors white bankers for promotions and lucrative accounts, so they earn more than black coworkers. "Simply put, Goldman Sachs does virtually nothing to hire, promote or develop black talent, instead focusing its efforts on retaining and promoting white employees to positions of leadership," Allen said in the complaint. Goldman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding

U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood fundingThe 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals St. Louis reversed a federal judge's ruling forbidding Arkansas from carrying through with Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson's directive to suspend Medicaid reimbursements to a Planned Parenthood affiliate.

Virginia rally victim's message 'magnified,' mother tells memorial

Virginia rally victim's message 'magnified,' mother tells memorialWith tears and defiant tributes, hundreds of purple-clad people packed an historic Charlottesville theater to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators. Heather Heyer, a paralegal whom colleagues said was devoted to social justice, was killed after clashes on Saturday between white nationalists attending a "Unite the Right" gathering and counter-protesters. You just magnified her," Heyer's mother Susan Bro said to long and loud applause from those gathered at the city's 1930s era Paramount Theater.

U.S. judge in Takata bankruptcy halts lawsuits vs automakers

U.S. judge in Takata bankruptcy halts lawsuits vs automakersTakata argued for a six-month stay of the lawsuits so management could complete a $1.6 billion sale of its viable operations and replace air bag inflators that are subject to the biggest recall in automotive history. "The record developed so far supports the claim that debtors need a breathing spell for reorganization," U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon said on Wednesday in the Wilmington, Delaware courtroom.

Baltimore removes four Confederate monuments

Baltimore removes four Confederate monumentsMonuments, including one of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a Confederate general, were dismantled overnight and taken from the Maryland city's Wyman Park Dell after the city council on Monday approved the removal. "I think any city that has Confederate statues (is) concerned about violence occurring in their city," Pugh told a news conference.

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