• Abrams Defends Burning State Flag, Confederate Symbol In ’92
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    (Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The campaign of Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams is defending her involvement in burning the state flag, which contained a prominent Confederate symbol, during a protest while in college more 25 years ago. Abrams’ role in that flag-burning protest resurfaced in The New... Read more »
  • Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect In Georgia Police Slaying
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    (Gwinnett County Police Department via AP) SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A police officer on Monday shot and killed an 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another officer near a school in the Atlanta area over the weekend, police said. Tafahree Maynard was one of two men charged in the fatal shooting Saturday... Read more »
  • Obama Rails Against Republicans, Rallies Democrats In Nevada
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    (AP Photo) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama delivered a biting critique of Republicans in Washington and President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday but avoided mentioning his successor by name. Obama, speaking at a rally in Las Vegas for Nevada Democrats, said Republicans had promised to “fight for the little... Read more »
  • Florida Man Faces Groping Charge After Flight From Houston
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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of groping a female passenger while on a flight Sunday from Houston to Albuquerque and later telling authorities that the president of the United States says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts. Bruce Michael Alexander, 49, of Tampa made... Read more »
  • Andrew Gillum’s Run For Governor Highlights Florida Divide
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    THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s loyalists here at Florida’s premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum. It has nothing to do with his race, they insist, when asked about the 39-year-old Democrat who could become the state’s first African-American governor. Instead, The Villages’ deeply conservative residents are convinced a... Read more »
  • Desperate Migrant ‘Caravan’ Heads To U.S., Trump Vows To Stop Them
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    TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump. The caravan’s numbers have continued to grow... Read more »
  • Ready To Claim Your Billion Dollar Lottery Prize? Here Are Some Fun Facts
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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds. But there are some quirks and surprises about the math equations that likely will soon... Read more »
  • Judge Upholds $78M Monsanto Verdict For Black Groundskeeper With Cancer
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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California judge on Monday upheld a jury’s verdict that found Monsanto’s weed killer caused a groundskeeper’s cancer, but she slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million to $78 million. In denying Monsanto’s request for a new trial, San Francisco Superior Court... Read more »
  • Thousands Of NYPD Officers Could Go Without Bodycams After Massive Recall
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    Thousands of New York Police Department officers could be without body cameras after the commissioner issued a suspension of nearly 3,000 devices over safety concerns. The body-cam announcement comes as the department continues to face claims about racist practices. A Vievu model LE-5 device exploded on Saturday (Oct. 20) and could... Read more »
  • Carjackings Rattle Black College Students In Atlanta
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    A series of carjackings in Atlanta has set off alarms in the HBCU community around the city. In the latest incident, a Morehouse College student was shot multiple times at a Shell gas station, about a half mile from the school, on Sunday afternoon, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He’s said to be... Read more »