Wednesday, February 2, 2000

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  • New Hampshire Primaries

    Presidential candidates fanned out today across the US following the New Hampshire primary, which shook Republican front-runner and Texas governor George W. Bush, and dealt a stunning victory to his rival, Arizona Senator John McCain.

  • Rubin Hurricane Carter Addresses the United Nations

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was one of the most dynamic prizefighters in boxing’s golden era. From 1961 to 1966, the middleweight posted a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and a draw. But all of that came to an abrupt end when Carter was arrested for triple murder in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. Although he asserted his innocence, the African American boxer was wrongfully convicted by an all-white jury and sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

  • Opening Arguments Begin in Trial of NYC Police Officers Who Killed African Immigrant Amadou Diallo

    Almost a year to the day from when they fired 41 bullets at an unarmed African immigrant in New York City, four white police officers face trial today in an Albany courtroom 150 miles from where the killing happened. Opening statements begin today in the trial of the officers, after a 12-member jury, including four African Americans, was seated yesterday.