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Sports

1st Black heavyweight champ's family wants pardon

TRAILBLAZER–Boxer Jack Johnson is shown signing contracts in this undated photo. (AP Photo/file) by Ramit Plusnick-Masti HOUSTON (AP) — Relatives and hometown supporters of the nation’s first Black heavyweight boxing champion are turning to YouTube to convince President Barack Obama to posthumously pardon him of a 1913 conviction for accompanying a White woman across state lines.

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Lifestyle

Cruise passengers became comrades on trip home

DOCKED–The cruise ship Carnival Triumph is moored at a dock in Mobile, Ala., Friday, Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) by Brendan FarringtonAssociated Press WriterMOBILE, Ala. (AP) — When their cruise ship lost power, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph could have been selfish and looked out only for themselves and their loved ones.Instead, they became comrades in a long, exhausting struggle to get home.