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Cory Booker Marries Same Sex Couples As NJGay Marriage Law Goes Into Effect

Kena Betancur—Getty Imageswark Mayor and newly-elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker speaks after presiding over marriages of gay, lesbian and straight couples at City Hall in the early morning hours of Oct. 21, 2013 in Newark, N.J.

ere is today's MLK? Black Americ

Michael Brown's Family Will File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City Of Ferguson

The parents of black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, a family attorney said on Thursday.

"He did not have to kill Michael Brown," attorney Daryl Parks

A customer walked into his pizza shop and changed Philadelphia with $1 and a single Post-it note.

Mason Wartman stands at the helm of Rosa's Fresh Pizza.

Philadelphia is the poorest large city in the United States.

And it's the city with the worst deep poverty rate in the country, with roughly 185,000 people (including 60,000 kids) living on incomes below half of the federal poverty line. With that, homelessness is on the

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French Sounds Off On DOJ Report: Ferguson Police Chief 'Needs To Go'

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.

The recent Department Of Justice report accusing Ferguson police officers of racially biased patrolling "did not surprise" St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.

"[It] really just confirms what many of us already knew and what has been experience by many African Americans her

Eric Holder: Ferguson Police Created A 'Toxic' Environment

Eric Holder.

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the tensions between law enforcement and residents that erupted after the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Missouri, were unsurprising given the "toxic" environment created by the biases of the Ferguson

Ferguson Police Department May Fold Due To DOJ Probe

Ferguson Police Department.

U.S. Justice Department investigations of police departments in the past have led to reforms or lengthy litigation. But the DOJ probe of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, to be announced on Wednesday, may lead to a possible outcome that would set the St. Louis sub

Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength

Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin will be remembered as someone who died too soon, one of the first martyrs of our generation. When 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was gunned down three years ago this week in Sanford, Florida, his tragic death breathed life into a dormant civil rights movement.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Who Will Lead Black Americans?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Who Will Lead Black Americans?

Kena Betancur—Getty ImagesNewark Mayor and newly-elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker speaks after presiding over marriages of gay, lesbian and straight couples at City Hall in the early morning hours of Oct. 21, 2013 in Newark, N.J. Where is today's MLK? Black Americans don't need a single leader—we need many   It’s either a sad irony or a fitting tribute that the end of Black History Month dribbles right into March Madness. No sooner do we finish celebrating significant...

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Michael Brown's Family Will File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City Of Ferguson

Michael Brown's Family Will File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City Of Ferguson

The parents of black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, a family attorney said on Thursday. "He did not have to kill Michael Brown," attorney Daryl Parks said of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The announcement comes a day after the U.S. Justice Department said it would not prosecute Wilson but said that it had found racial...

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A customer walked into his pizza shop and changed Philadelphia with $1 and a single Post-it note.

A customer walked into his pizza shop and changed Philadelphia with $1 and a single Post-it note.

Philadelphia is the poorest large city in the United States. And it's the city with the worst deep poverty rate in the country, with roughly 185,000 people (including 60,000 kids) living on incomes below half of the federal poverty line. With that, homelessness is on the rise, and the city doesn't have enough resources to be there for everyone. Heavy, right? Well, I don't mean to bum you out. Actually, I want to shine a big, bright light...

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St. Louis Alderman Antonio French Sounds Off On DOJ Report: Ferguson Police Chief 'Needs To Go'

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French Sounds Off On DOJ Report: Ferguson Police Chief 'Needs To Go'

The recent Department Of Justice report accusing Ferguson police officers of racially biased patrolling "did not surprise" St. Louis Alderman Antonio French. "[It] really just confirms what many of us already knew and what has been experience by many African Americans here in the St.Louis region for quite some time," he told HuffPost Live in on Wednesday. "Some of the specific details were shocking, [but] there's a culture that's been allowed to fester in Ferguson and...

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Eric Holder: Ferguson Police Created A 'Toxic' Environment

Eric Holder: Ferguson Police Created A 'Toxic' Environment

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the tensions between law enforcement and residents that erupted after the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Missouri, were unsurprising given the "toxic" environment created by the biases of the Ferguson Police Department. The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it would not bring federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who killed Brown in August. The DOJ also released a...

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Ferguson Police Department May Fold Due To DOJ Probe

Ferguson Police Department May Fold Due To DOJ Probe

U.S. Justice Department investigations of police departments in the past have led to reforms or lengthy litigation. But the DOJ probe of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, to be announced on Wednesday, may lead to a possible outcome that would set the St. Louis suburb apart: eliminating the police department. The investigation, begun after a Ferguson officer shot to death unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August, alleges that town authorities routinely violated the constitutional rights of...

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Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength

Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength

Trayvon Martin will be remembered as someone who died too soon, one of the first martyrs of our generation. When 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was gunned down three years ago this week in Sanford, Florida, his tragic death breathed life into a dormant civil rights movement. While many associate the Blacks Lives Matter movement most closely with the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in many ways it was Martin’s death that first inspired a...

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Wisconsin Assembly debate begins on righ…

05-03-2015

Wisconsin Assembly debate begins on right-to-work bill

By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday debated through the night on a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that... Read more

U.S. federal judge injured while resisti…

05-03-2015

(Reuters) - U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg was shot in the leg in Detroit on Thursday night during an attempted robbery, the Detroit Free Press... Read more

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on …

05-03-2015

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to... Read more

State Department reviewing if Hillary Cl…

05-03-2015

State Department reviewing if Hillary Clinton's emails broke rules: Washington Post

The U.S. State Department has begun a review of whether Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was secretary of state violated... Read more

BNSF oil train derails in rural Illinois…

05-03-2015

By Edward McAllister and Catherine Ngai NEW YORK (Reuters) - A BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] train loaded with crude oil derailed and caught fire on Thursday... Read more

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Obama Heads To Selma For 50th Anniversar…

05-03-2015

Obama Heads To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Voting Rights March

Fifty years ago, several hundred peaceful protesters marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery to underscore the need for Black voting... Read more

Bloody Sunday Veteran: “We Thought We We…

05-03-2015

Bloody Sunday Veteran: “We Thought We Were Going To Die That Day”

Annie Pearl Avery (l) and John Rankin (r) (The Village Celebration) John Rankin squinted and looked toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma , Alabama.... Read more

Ferguson Cops, Courts Targeted African-A…

05-03-2015

Ferguson Cops, Courts Targeted African-Americans To Increase Revenue [VIDEO]

It’s no secret that slavery didn’t end after the Civil War and instead evolved into something known as... Read more

Even The Damning DOJ Report Didn’t Stop …

05-03-2015

Even The Damning DOJ Report Didn’t Stop Ferguson Police From Arresting Protesters Last Night…

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Islanders win 4-3, send Predators to 5th…

05-03-2015

Islanders win 4-3, send Predators to 5th straight loss (Yahoo Sports)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The New York Islanders gave coach Jack Capuano another reminder of just how resilient they are this season. Brock Nelson scored with 6:08 left, helping the... Read more

MLB players union rips leaks on Josh Ham…

05-03-2015

MLB players union rips leaks on Josh Hamilton's issues (Yahoo Sports)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Major League Baseball Players Association is furious about information leaks surrounding Los Angeles Angels outfielder... Read more

No. 6 Wisconsin wins Big 10 title by bea…

05-03-2015

No. 6 Wisconsin wins Big 10 title by beating Minnesota 76-63 (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Frank Kaminsky had 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting, Sam Dekker added 20 points and No. 6 Wisconsin became Big Ten regular season champions with a 76-63 victory... Read more

Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win o…

05-03-2015

Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win over Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- San Francisco outfielder... Read more

Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' 8-6 w…

05-03-2015

Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' 8-6 win over Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the... Read more

Business News

Why these women stayed in the games indu…

05-03-2015

Why these women stayed in the games industry after the worst year ever

Matt Weinberger Game developers, designers, and critics discuss their reasons for staying in the industry at GDC 2015. At this week's Game Developers Conference in... Read more

Tough trip to euphoric Athletic awaits R…

05-03-2015

Tough trip to euphoric Athletic awaits Real Madrid

© AFP/File Dani Pozo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during their Spanish La Liga match against Villarreal, at the... Read more

Britain seeking quick sale of RBS bank

05-03-2015

Britain seeking quick sale of RBS bank

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Political News

'Who knows? She could implode totally'

05-03-2015

'Who knows? She could implode totally'

Three days into the rolling controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email address as Secretary of State, Democrats... Read more

Glitter bomb explodes at lawmaker's offi…

05-03-2015

A Nebraska lawmaker’s office has been hit with a glitter bomb.... Read more

Christie blasts back to defend Exxon set…

05-03-2015

Christie blasts back to defend Exxon settlement

AP Photo The likely presidential hopeful tries to counter the claims that his administration gave Exxon Mobil a sweetheart deal... Read more

Moderates press Pelosi on Democratic age…

05-03-2015

Some of the harshest critics of the Democrats’ 2014 election message met with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday... Read more

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