• Harvey Weinstein Jury Deadlocked On Most Serious Charges
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    NEW YORK (AP) — The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges against the once powerful Hollywood mogul, but the judge told the panel it must keep working. In a note to the judge late in the fourth day of… Read more »
  • Tyson Fury Upsets Deontay Wilder To Take Heavyweight Title
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    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he’s a heavyweight champion. The Gypsy King dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win the title when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel as he was… Read more »
  • Students’ Arrest Over Slur Prompts Review of Law
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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Free speech concerns that were raised following the arrests of two University of Connecticut students accused of saying a racial slur have led state legislators to consider repealing a century-old law that bans ridicule based on race, religion or nationality. The episode on campus involving two… Read more »
  • NFL Saints Backed By Church In Effort To Keep Emails Secret
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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney for New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints’ behind-the-scenes help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis, saying the legal effort to release hundreds of confidential emails between them is aimed at trying to shame those “who had… Read more »
  • Despite Poor Debate Showing, Bloomberg Isn’t Going Away
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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — His aura suddenly shattered, a defiant Michael Bloomberg sent a pointed message Thursday to a political world grappling with his underwhelming presidential debate debut: He’s not going away. The New York ultra-billionaire lashed out at leading Democratic rival Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump, addressing… Read more »
  • Warriors’ Klay Thompson Won’t Be Back This Year
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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not play this season, though it has not been ruled out that he could still compete in the Olympics this summer. It was expected that Thompson would miss the entire season as he recovers from a torn knee ligament,… Read more »
  • Family Of Man Killed By Connecticut Trooper Seeking More Than $10M
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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a black Connecticut man killed by a state trooper are seeking more than $10 million in wrongful death damages from state and local police, according to legal notices filed Thursday. Lawyers for the family of Mubarak Soulemane, 19, asked the state claims commissioner for… Read more »
  • Virus Fears Go Viral In China And Beyond
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    TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From your spouse. From the know-it-all who rattles off the many much more likely ways you’re going to… Read more »
  • Mother Outraged When Daughter, 6, Sent To Mental Health Facility By School
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    A six-year-old Florida girl was involuntarily admitted to a mental health facility without her mother’s consent for 48 hours after school administrators claim she was acting uncontrollably on school premises. Studies continue to show that Black girls and teens are over-policed and thought to be less innocent than their peers… Read more »
  • Bringing S.T.E.M. To Marginalized Students Of Color One Comic Book At A Time
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    Independent comic book publisher, writer, creator and educator Naseed Gifted is getting more young people excited about S.T.E.M. through superheroes. Gifted uses his comic book, P.B.Soldier, to not only entertain, but to educate. Crowdfunding is the vehicle of choice for most independent creators these days and Gifted is no exception. His goal is to raise… Read more »