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Who is Sally Yates? Meet the acting attorney general Trump fired for ‘betraying’ the Justice Department.

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Acting attorney general Sally Quillian Yates, a longtime prosecutor from Atlanta, began her tenure as an Obama appointee two years ago by saying that pursuing justice was more important to her than bringing federal cases in court.

“We’re not the Department of Prosecutions or even the Department of Public Safety,” Yates said in May 2015, the week after she was confirmed as deputy attorney general, the second-highest-ranking position in the Justice Department. “We are the Department of Justice.”

On Monday afternoon, only days away from stepping down from her 27-year career in the Justice Department, Yates defied President Trump, ordering federal attorneys not to defend the controversial immigration order issued Friday.

Within hours, Trump fired her. In a news release, the White House said Yates had “betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.” Yates was replaced by Dana Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, who told The Washington Post he would enforce the president’s directive until Trump nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is confirmed.

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This museum wants to show HBCUs in a whole new light

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WASHINGTON (CIRCA) – Back in 2016, the Smithsonian opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture, showcasing the trials and tribulations of black America. Now, there is a museum highlighting the accomplishments of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The HBCU Museum opened earlier this year with the goal of showing off everything these colleges and their graduates have achieved over the years. The museum is located in Washington, D.C., just a few blocks away from Howard University, which is considered the “Mecca” of HBCUs because it’s considered the most prestigious among them.

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