• 3K Federal Inmates Released Under Criminal Justice Overhaul
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,100 federal inmates were being released Friday by the Bureau of Prisons as part of a criminal justice overhaul signed into law last year. The First Step Act gives judges more discretion in sentencing, eases mandatory minimum sentences and encourages inmates to participate in programs… Read more »
  • Michelle Obama Named ‘Most Admired’ Woman In The World
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    Michelle Obama our Forever FLOTUS can now add another accolade to the already lengthy list she’s accumulated over the course of her life. A new poll by YouGov.poll places Obama as the most admired woman in the world. She’s followed by another Black queen, Oprah Winfrey, actress Angelina Jolie, Queen Elizabeth II and… Read more »
  • NFL Won’t Suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill In Case Involving Son
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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league spent eight hours… Read more »
  • Kamala Harris And Joe Biden Set To Square Off In Next Dem Debate
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    ATLANTA (AP) — The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden and… Read more »
  • 33 Employees At Japanese Anime Studio Burned Alive By Arsonist Screaming “You Die!”
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    Source: JIJI PRESS / Getty This is so sad, and the deadliest fire in two decades for Japan. According to AP News, a man screaming “You die!” burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, Tokyo, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people.… Read more »
  • Morehouse Employee On Leave After Students Allege Sexual Misconduct
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    Source: Raymond Boyd / Getty Morehouse College administrators placed an employee on unpaid administrative leave after students voiced several instances of sexual assault. While the college has not identified the employee, on Tuesday a Twitter user by the name of @GrindAlways___ shared that he experienced several inappropriate moments with DeMarcus… Read more »
  • Now That Race Is In The Race, Does It Hurt Or Help Trump? [VIDEO]
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden, the early Democratic presidential front-runner, was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump’s “racist” taunts at a rally the night before. “This is about dividing the country,” the early Democratic front-runner, who has been criticized… Read more »
  • House Approves $15 Minimum Wage, But GOP Senate Unlikely To
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, showcasing the progress and challenge of a signature issue for the party ahead of the 2020 election. The increase, which would boost pay for some… Read more »
  • Bail Denied For Alleged Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein
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    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying he poses a danger to the public and might use his “great wealth and vast resources” to flee the country. Epstein, with his hands folded before him, showed no reaction to… Read more »
  • Celebs Are Backing Mayor Pete…With Their Wallets
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used breakout town hall performances, viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military veteran… Read more »