Daily Archive: April 11, 2013

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International

China pulls 'Django Unchained' on day of premiere

MOVIE YANKED–Actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for a photo call during a press conference to promote his new film “DJango Unchained” in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa) by Didi Tang BEIJING (AP) — “Django Unchained” became “Django Unscreened” on Thursday as Quentin Tarantino’s violent slave-revenge saga was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, with the importer blaming an unspecified technical problem.

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National

Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter indicted in US probe

JERI L. WRIGHT (AP Photo/File) by John O’Connor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A widening federal investigation into the alleged misuse of a $1.25 million state grant led Wednesday to the indictment of the daughter the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the contentious former pastor of President Barack Obama.

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National

SC man who apologized for racist past dies

MADE AMENDS– In this March 4, 2009, file photo, Elwin Hope Wilson holds a framed photo he kept showing a mob he participated in during one of local civil rights “sit-ins” that took place in the early 1960s, in Rock Hill, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain) by Martha Waggoner Raleigh, N.C. (AP) –Elwin Wilson, the former Ku Klux Klan supporter who publicly apologized for years of violent racism, including the beating of John Lewis, a Black Freedom Rider who went on to become a Georgia congressman, has died. He was 76.

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Sports

MLB forms diversity committee, Black players focus

BREAKING THE BARRIER–In this April 15, 1947 file photo, from left, Brooklyn Dodgers baseball players John Jorgensen, Pee Wee Reese, Ed Stanky and Jackie Robinson pose at Ebbets Field in New York. (AP Photo, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has created a task force that will study how to increase diversity in the game, especially among Black players.