• U. S.: Trump Says Fallen Soldier Knew What He Signed Up For
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    MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on the way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson’s... Read more »
  • Baltimore Workers Remove ‘Fatberg’ Of Grease From Sewer Pipe
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    BALTIMORE (AP) — A “fatberg” that may have taken beyond half a century to grow below Baltimore has been removed. News outlets report the city’s Public Works department used a camera, pressure washer and truck-mounted industrial vacuum to clear the mass of curdled grease, wet wipes and other waste. Workers resorted... Read more »
  • Philando Castile Fund Wipes Out Student Lunch Debt
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    Before his untimely death at the hand of St. Paul police officer Jeronimo Yanez,  Philando Castile was a popular nutrition services supervisor at the JJ Paul Montessori school in St. Paul, Minnesota. After his death, his friends and family vowed to keep his memory alive in a special way. Splinternews.com reports: The Philando... Read more »
  • NFL: Players Won’t Be Forced To Stand For Anthem
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    Former NFL football player Anquan Boldin, left, Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins, second left, Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills, third left, and San Francisco 49ers’ Eric Reid, leave NFL headquarters after meetings, in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and owners held an unusual... Read more »
  • Maryland Man Indicted On Hate Crime Charges For Fatal Stabbing Of College Student
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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean Urbanski at a news conference... Read more »
  • After Months Of Controversy, Morehouse Names Its New President
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    After unsuccessfully hiring three college presidents in the last year, legendary HBCU Morehouse College has officially named its new president, who promises to be the perfect fit to take Morehouse into a new era. Morehouse College has named Dr. David A. Thomas as its 12th President https://t.co/XNBhRrzoEH pic.twitter.com/FNhn7WzpKK — The Root (@TheRoot)... Read more »
  • Anti-Racism Protesters Preparing For Showdown At University Of Florida
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    Momentum grows among antiracism protesters in preparation for White supremacist Richard Spencer’s speech on Thursday at the University of Florida campus. No White Supremacy At UF is rallying its forces on Facebook, telling activists that they “must stand together in the fight against white supremacy and fascism, and defend the most... Read more »
  • Senators Reach Deal On Resuming Payments To Health Insurers
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up. At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan compromise, which is... Read more »
  • Appeals Court Tosses $72 Million Award In Talcum Powder Case
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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt. The Missouri... Read more »
  • Florida Girl Dies After 325-Pound Adult Sits On Her As Punishment
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    A 9-year-old Florida girl died on Saturday afternoon after her 64-year-old cousin allegedly sat on her as punishment for misbehaving. Veronica Green Posey has been charged with cruelty towards and child and homicide in the death of her young cousin, Dericka Lindsay, according to an arrest report from the Escambia County... Read more »