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Bill Cosby Accuser Withdraws Lawsuit

The woman, one among many accusing Cosby of assault, claimed the incident happened in 1965.

A woman who contends Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1965 withdrew a lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge in Massachusetts had blocked an effo

Texas grand jury decides not to charge officer seen toppling teen

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A jury in suburban Dallas has decided not to charge a Texas police officer seen in a viral video last year throwing a bikini-clad black teenager to the ground, court officials said on Thursday.

Eric Casebolt, who is white, resigned from the police department in the Dallas

Philadelphia congressman resigns following fraud conviction

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U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah resigned from Congress on Thursday, two days after he was convicted of orchestrating multiple frauds aimed at enriching himself and preserving his political career.

Fattah indicated earlier that he intended to resign on Oct. 3, the date of

Affirmative Action Lives To See Another Day At The Supreme Court

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In a victory for diversity in higher education, a hamstrung Supreme Court narrowly upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin, effectively allowing the school to keep using race as one of many factors in its admissions process. Justice Antho

In A Broke And Crumbling City, This Woman Is Building An Urban Paradise

Chinyelu, 19, stands with his mom Shu Harris on the porch of their home on Avalon Street. A mural honoring Jakobi Ra, Chinyelu’s younger brother who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2007, can be seen on the building in the background. It will become the Homework House

Get Ready For Racial Profiling Under President Donald Trump

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Donald Trump said Sunday that although he hates the idea of racial profiling, it might just be time to start implementing it anyway. “I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the

Fathers and freedom: a tribute to black dads on Juneteenth and Father’s Day

For half my life, I’ve been a father. I’ve been an African-American for twice as long. On Sunday, I, along with millions of other black fathers, get the rare treat of celebrating two milestones: fatherhood and freedom. That raises an interesting question: What does it mean

Bill Cosby Accuser Withdraws Lawsuit

Bill Cosby Accuser Withdraws Lawsuit

The woman, one among many accusing Cosby of assault, claimed the incident happened in 1965. A woman who contends Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1965 withdrew a lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge in Massachusetts had blocked an effort by the entertainer’s attorneys have the suit dismissed. Kristina Ruehli is one of more than 50 women who have accused Cosby, now 78, of sexually assaulting them, often after plying them with drugs...

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Texas grand jury decides not to charge officer seen toppling teen

Texas grand jury decides not to charge officer seen toppling teen

A jury in suburban Dallas has decided not to charge a Texas police officer seen in a viral video last year throwing a bikini-clad black teenager to the ground, court officials said on Thursday. Eric Casebolt, who is white, resigned from the police department in the Dallas suburb of McKinney a few days after he was seen in the video responding to a disturbance at a pool party where he appeared to target black youths. The incident...

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Philadelphia congressman resigns following fraud conviction

Philadelphia congressman resigns following fraud conviction

U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah resigned from Congress on Thursday, two days after he was convicted of orchestrating multiple frauds aimed at enriching himself and preserving his political career. Fattah indicated earlier that he intended to resign on Oct. 3, the date of his sentencing, to provide for "an orderly transition" from office after 21 years in Congress. "Upon reflection, I hereby make official my resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives effective immediately," Fattah wrote in a...

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Affirmative Action Lives To See Another Day At The Supreme Court

Affirmative Action Lives To See Another Day At The Supreme Court

In a victory for diversity in higher education, a hamstrung Supreme Court narrowly upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin, effectively allowing the school to keep using race as one of many factors in its admissions process. Justice Anthony Kennedy — joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor — ruled for a 4-3 majority that the university program does not violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of...

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In A Broke And Crumbling City, This Woman Is Building An Urban Paradise

In A Broke And Crumbling City, This Woman Is Building An Urban Paradise

Chinyelu, 19, stands with his mom Shu Harris on the porch of their home on Avalon Street. A mural honoring Jakobi Ra, Chinyelu’s younger brother who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2007, can be seen on the building in the background. It will become the Homework House. In a neighborhood that has lost its school, library, streetlights, many businesses and a huge chunk of its population, one woman is transforming her half-abandoned block into a community hub, where there are...

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Get Ready For Racial Profiling Under President Donald Trump

Get Ready For Racial Profiling Under President Donald Trump

Donald Trump said Sunday that although he hates the idea of racial profiling, it might just be time to start implementing it anyway. “I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And other countries do it; you look at Israel and you look at others and they do it, and they do it successfully.” “You know, I...

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Fathers and freedom: a tribute to black dads on Juneteenth and Father’s Day

Fathers and freedom: a tribute to black dads on Juneteenth and Father’s Day

For half my life, I’ve been a father. I’ve been an African-American for twice as long. On Sunday, I, along with millions of other black fathers, get the rare treat of celebrating two milestones: fatherhood and freedom. That raises an interesting question: What does it mean to be a black father in America today? It means we’re still fighting stereotypes, some of which are grounded in unpleasant realities — such as the 1 in 12 black men between the...

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Deal alert: Two LG washers for under a grand

A lot of our readers tell us that when they’re looking for a new appliance, they’re looking to spend $1,000 or less. Usually, that’s enough... Read more

2nd Texas man infected with flesh-eating…

25-06-2016

2nd Texas man infected with flesh-eating bacteria

USA Today Network KVUE-TV, Austin 12:37 p.m. EDT June 25, 2016 Adrian Ruiz, 42, of Buda, Texas, is fighting a flesh-eating bacterial infection in a... Read more

Death toll hits 26 in devastating West V…

25-06-2016

Death toll hits 26 in devastating West Virginia floods

Doug Stanglin and Doyle Rice, USA TODAY 11:29 a.m. EDT June 25, 2016 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says 14 people have died during... Read more

2 dead, several injured in Texas dance s…

25-06-2016

2 dead, several injured in Texas dance studio shooting

The owner of a Texas dance studio says that, ahead of a shooting that left two people dead and several others injured, a group having... Read more

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A Little Positivity: An Offer To Carry Groceries Turned This Memphis Teen’s Life Around

C hauncy Jones Black , 16, of West Memphis, Tennessee, was looking for a way to make a quick buck to buy food when he met... Read more

Chicago-Area Black Residents Leaving The…

25-06-2016

Chicago-Area Black Residents Leaving The Area In “Reverse Migration,” Research Shows

B lack Cook County residents are opting out and migrating to warmer climates or surrounding suburban areas, a new U.S. Census survey shows. In 2015,... Read more

‘Boy’ ‘Monkey:’ Ex-NJ Mayor Awarded $75,…

24-06-2016

‘Boy’ ‘Monkey:’ Ex-NJ Mayor Awarded $75,000 In Discrimination Suit

A New Jersey township paid out $75,000 in a discrimination lawsuit between the former mayor and three township citizens, according to  Raw Story . Michael... Read more

Georgia Man Arrested For Placing Feces I…

24-06-2016

Georgia Man Arrested For Placing Feces In Disabled Mother’s Mouth

A 20-year-old man was arrested in Georgia on Thursday, after being accused of placing feces in his disabled mother’s mouth. Richmond County officers charged Quami Dewayne... Read more

Entertainment

Jordan Smith Is Married! The Voice Winne…

25-06-2016

Jordan Smith Is Married! The Voice Winner Says I Do to Kristen Denny in Kentucky Wedding Ceremony

Congratulations are in order for Jordan Smith! The Voice champion from Season 9 married his longtime love Kristen Denny in a Kentucky church Saturday afternoon. "Best day...... Read more

Austin Mahone Can See Himself Marrying G…

25-06-2016

Austin Mahone Can See Himself Marrying Girlfriend Katya Elise Henry: I Mean, I Love Her

What started off as an Instagram fling has turned into a really serious thing. Fans of Austin Mahone know that the "Mmm Yeah" singer has been spending lots of quality time... Read more

Alessandra Ambrosio's Look-Alike Daughte…

25-06-2016

Alessandra Ambrosio's Look-Alike Daughter Just Watched Mom on the Runway for the Very First Time

Bringing your daughter to work has never been more glamorous. As Paris Fashion Week continues throughout the city, Alessandra Ambrosio decided to have her daughter Anja tag along for the...... Read more

Justin Bieber Just Confessed to Watching…

25-06-2016

Justin Bieber Just Confessed to Watching The Bachelorette and His Favorite Contestant May Surprise You

So this is what Justin Bieber does in between sold-out concerts... As if Bachelor Nation needed another loyal member, it appears that the "Baby" singer can call himself a proud...... Read more

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Former Bruins star Ray Bourque arrested …

25-06-2016

Former Bruins star Ray Bourque arrested on DWI (Yahoo Sports)

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque has been arrested on a drunken driving charge.... Read more

Lindor's HRs, Carrasco's shutout help In…

25-06-2016

Lindor's HRs, Carrasco's shutout help Indians win 8th in row (Yahoo Sports)

When Carlos Carrasco shrugged off a rising pitch count and went back to the mound in the ninth inning, teammate Francisco Lindor was impressed. ... Read more

Brewers send Nationals to 7th straight l…

25-06-2016

Brewers send Nationals to 7th straight loss with 6-5 win (Yahoo Sports)

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chris Carter hit a three-run homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers handed Washington its season-high seventh straight loss with a 6-5 victory over... Read more

Ronaldo, Portugal beat Croatia 1-0 at Eu…

25-06-2016

Ronaldo, Portugal beat Croatia 1-0 at European Championship (Yahoo Sports)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal seized their chance to stay in the chase for an elusive first title together on Saturday. Ronaldo's only shot created... Read more

Business News

The middle class is starting to go solar

25-06-2016

The middle class is starting to go solar

The price of solar has plummeted. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne The price of solar has plummeted since the late 1970s. Back then you'd pay $77.67... Read more

11 things to do in your 20s to become a …

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11 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

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25-06-2016

This technology could make our food tastier and healthier

Shutterstock Every mouthful of food we eat is teeming with chemical reactions . Adding ingredients and cooking helps us control these reactions and makes... Read more

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Political News

For the Record's week in review: Exit st…

25-06-2016

For the Record's week in review: Exit strategies

Pro-Brexit flags fly from a fishing boat moored in Ramsgate on June 13, 2016.   (Photo: CHRIS J RATCLIFFE, AFP/Getty... Read more

Lowest-paid governor’s wife now waitress…

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Lowest-paid governor’s wife now waitressing

Maine's first lady Ann LePage chats with diners after taking their order at McSeagull's restaurant June 23, 2016, in Boothbay... Read more

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Capitol Hill staffer joke-edits Wikipedia: 'General Ronald McDonald'

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Artificial insemination brings angst in same-sex divorce

USA Today Network Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel 4:58 p.m. EDT June 24, 2016 Erica Witt, left, alongside her... Read more

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