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Loretta Lynch confirmed by Senate as attorney general

Loretta E. Lynch’s long wait to become U.S. attorney general ended Thursday, with the Senate voting to confirm the veteran New York prosecutor five months after President Obama submitted her nomination to Congress.e vote was highly anticipated for numerous reasons: Lyn

The Blue Wall of Silence Over Police Brutality Must Come Down

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Police in riot gear hold a line as they watch demonstrators Oct. 12 2014, in St. Louis protest the shooting deaths of Michael Brown and Vonderrit Myers Jr.  en good cops don’t speak up about the bad actors in their ranks, they betray the public trust.

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BOXED IN ON OBAMACARE

An unusual and revealing political fight over health care has been unfolding in Florida.

It's unusual because it pits Rick Scott, the Republican governor, against some members of his own party. It's revealing because it lays bare the motives of the Affordable Care Act's mo

Michael Brown Memorial Tree Cut Down 24 Hours After It’s Planted

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The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral Aug. 25, 2014, in St. Louis. 

A tree planted in memory of Michael Brown, the unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teen who was shot and killed by then-Police Officer

6 Baltimore Officers Suspended After Man Suffers Fatal Spine Injury While In Police Custody

Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating hoa man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't k

'Good Times' Actor Ben Powers Dead At 64

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Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at age 64. Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, according to the Auclair Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements. Details were not released.

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Loretta Lynch confirmed by Senate as attorney general

Loretta Lynch confirmed by Senate as attorney general

Loretta E. Lynch’s long wait to become U.S. attorney general ended Thursday, with the Senate voting to confirm the veteran New York prosecutor five months after President Obama submitted her nomination to Congress. The vote was highly anticipated for numerous reasons: Lynch’s status as the first African American woman to be nominated for the post, the high-profile role the Justice Department has played in national concerns over race and policing, the political implications for senators facing...

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The Blue Wall of Silence Over Police Brutality Must Come Down

The Blue Wall of Silence Over Police Brutality Must Come Down

Police in riot gear hold a line as they watch demonstrators Oct. 12 2014, in St. Louis protest the shooting deaths of Michael Brown and Vonderrit Myers Jr.  When good cops don’t speak up about the bad actors in their ranks, they betray the public trust. At the center of the discussion of the #blacklivesmatter movement is the issue of law enforcement’s relationship with communities of color. While there are myriad issues related to improving conditions for...

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BOXED IN ON OBAMACARE

BOXED IN ON OBAMACARE

An unusual and revealing political fight over health care has been unfolding in Florida. It's unusual because it pits Rick Scott, the Republican governor, against some members of his own party. It's revealing because it lays bare the motives of the Affordable Care Act's most determined detractors. Conservatives have plenty of genuine, intellectually honest reservations about the changes that came with Obamacare. They don't like the new government spending and regulation, for example. In some...

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Listen: Michael Eric Dyson’s Interview on His Break With Cornel West

Listen: Michael Eric Dyson’s Interview on His Break With Cornel West

Michael Eric Dyson; Cornel West  It was personal. In Michael Eric Dyson’s takedown for the New Republic of his friend and mentor Cornel West, he has a come-to-Jesus moment that is neither pretty nor kind, but painfully blunt. The realization comes to Dyson that West is a parody of the intellectual he once was, that his vicious and often personal attacks on President Barack Obama have come at a cost: the loss of his credibility. And the loss...

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Michael Brown Memorial Tree Cut Down 24 Hours After It’s Planted

Michael Brown Memorial Tree Cut Down 24 Hours After It’s Planted

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral Aug. 25, 2014, in St. Louis.  A tree planted in memory of Michael Brown, the unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teen who was shot and killed by then-Police Officer Darren Wilson, was chopped down at the trunk and the concrete plaque was stolen. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, two trees were planted in Wabash Park in Ferguson on Saturday. One...

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6 Baltimore Officers Suspended After Man Suffers Fatal Spine Injury While In Police Custody

6 Baltimore Officers Suspended After Man Suffers Fatal Spine Injury While In Police Custody

Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating hoa man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened. A week after Freddie Gray was pulled off the street and into a police van, authorities don't have any videos or other evidence explaining what happened to cause the "medical emergency" an arresting officer...

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'Good Times' Actor Ben Powers Dead At 64

'Good Times' Actor Ben Powers Dead At 64

Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at age 64. Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, according to the Auclair Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements. Details were not released. Powers played football player Keith Anderson, the husband of Thelma Evans, played by Bern Nadette Stanis, in "Good Times." The show was a Norman Lear hit about a black family in inner-city Chicago. Powers...

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Indiana university in lockdown on report…

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(Reuters) - An Indiana university was in lockdown late on Friday night after an armed person was reported near the main administration building, school officials... Read more

Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender …

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Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman

By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner said on Friday that he identifies as a woman,... Read more

Obama: ‘We all bleed when we lose an Ame…

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Obama: ‘We all bleed when we lose an American life’

The president defends U.S. spying operations a day after two al-Qaida hostages were killed by drone strikes.... Read more

Police: Gray should've received medical …

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Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride

Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van, authorities said... Read more

Baltimore mayor praises marchers for pea…

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Baltimore mayor praises marchers for peaceful protests over man's death

By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The mayor of Baltimore praised the citizens who organized five days of peaceful protests over the death of a... Read more

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Here Are The Top 4 Things Loretta Lynch …

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Here Are The Top 4 Things Loretta Lynch Should Tackle Immediately As Attorney General

Source: Alex Wong / Staff / Getty When U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. leaves office next week, he leaves behind some big shoes... Read more

Video Shows Moment Florida Deputy Shoots…

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Video Shows Moment Florida Deputy Shoots Man In Back After Mistaking Phone For Gun

Disturbing video of a Florida sheriff’s deputy shooting a then 20-year-old in the back after he reportedly mistook the man’s phone for a gun has emerged,... Read more

Winning The Battle, Continuing The War b…

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Winning The Battle, Continuing The War by Janaye Ingram

Source: The Washington Post / Getty In the Senate Gallery, the section above the floor of the United States Senate, there was a raucous, involuntary... Read more

RuPaul Will Be President Before Bill de …

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RuPaul Will Be President Before Bill de Blasio, But It’s Good He Might Be Trying

Source: Spencer Platt / Getty Bill de Blasio has absolutely no chance of becoming the next president. For starters, barring some political catastrophe, there’s no... Read more

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This fighter knows Mayweather's mindset …

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This fighter knows Mayweather's mindset right now

Joe Calzaghe before his 2008 unanimous decision victory against Roy Jones Jr. (Ed Mulholland, USA TODAY Sports) CHICAGO – Joe Calzaghe is six and a... Read more

Armour: Applaud Bruce Jenner

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Armour: Applaud Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner revealed he is transitioning to a woman at 65.... Read more

Stephen A. rips Brady for not going to W…

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Stephen A. rips Brady for not going to White House

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Mutai eyes missing London Marathon title…

25-04-2015

Mutai eyes missing London Marathon title, Radcliffe says farewell

© Getty/AFP/File Rich Schultz Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya, seen after winning the New York City Half Marathon, in lower Manhattan, in March 2014 London (AFP)... Read more

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ott…

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Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

© AFP Karen Minasyan People take part in a torchlight procession in Yerevan on April 24, 2015 marking the centenary of the massacre of some... Read more

Here's the first photo of Jared Leto as …

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DC Comics is currently celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman's arch-nemesis, the Joker.... Read more

'I'm a woman': US Olympic hero Jenner co…

24-04-2015

'I'm a woman': US Olympic hero Jenner comes out as transgender

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Record crowds as Australia and New Zeala…

24-04-2015

Record crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

© AFP Marty Melville Thousands of people pack into the park to take part in the service during ANZAC day commemorations at Pukeahu National War... Read more

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Musician John Legend leads panel discuss…

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On the eve of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, lawmakers, politicos, academics and artists sat down for something different: a... Read more

Defense, appropriators win in budget dea…

24-04-2015

Defense, appropriators win in budget deal

AP Photo House and Senate budget negotiators have reached a deal that will make defense hawks happy, fiscal conservatives grumble... Read more

Clinton's cheapskate campaign

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Clinton's cheapskate campaign

By the time she dropped out of the presidential race in June 2008, Hillary Clinton had lent her campaign $13... Read more

The 2016 Blast: Hillary's cheapskate cam…

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Hillary Clinton had lent her campaign $13 million and owed almost as much in debts to various consultants.... Read more

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