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Old 12-11-09, 01:21 AM
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Justice Dept. nixes boxing icon Johnson's pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department is refusing to back a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the black heavyweight boxing champion who was imprisoned nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman.

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