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‘Black in Space’ looks at final frontier of civil rights

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS | February 20, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black.Years...

US film crew chasing Poland Holocaust story may face charges

February 14, 2020

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A team of U.S. award-winning documentary filmmakers pursuing a Holocaust-era story in western Poland could face charges of unauthorized excavation work, punishable by up to two years in prison, a Polish prosecutor said Friday.Seven...

German filmmaker Vilsmaier, known for ‘Stalingrad,’ dies

February 12, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Joseph Vilsmaier , a German filmmaker whose striking portrayal of the Battle of Stalingrad brought home the horrors of war to a new generation, has died. He was 81.His agent confirmed Wednesday that Vilsmaier “died peacefully at his...

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