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4:38 AM / Sunday May 28, 2017

Articles by SUN Staff

Small university outranks many others in black physics grads

May 27, 2017

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK One of the smallest historically black colleges in the U.S. boasts a huge accomplishment: pound for pound, tiny Dillard University in New Orleans graduates more physics majors — and, notably, more female physics majors — than far bigger schools with more resources. With an enrollment of 1,200, Dillard ranks second in…

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British Airways cancels most flights from London due to IT failure

May 27, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Airways flight stalled by IT failure (all times local): British Airways has canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers. The airline says it has suffered a “major IT systems failure.” BA says terminals at Heathrow and…

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Innocent Philadelphia man freed after spending 24 years in prison

May 24, 2017

By Karma Allen, ABC News Photo: WPVI A convicted murderer was declared innocent and set free this week after spending more than two decades in a Pennsylvania prison. Shaurn Thomas, 43, was released from the State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon after being jailed for 24 years for a murder he did…

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PHL and American Agree to $900 million Infrastructure Investment

May 23, 2017

Philadelphia,PA–The City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, American Airlines and the other commercial air carriers operating at Philadelphia International Airport are pleased to announce they have reached agreement on a nearly $900 million plan to continue critical improve ments and to develop new infrastructure at PHL and Philadelphia Northeast Airport (PNE). The projects include $396…

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‘James Bond’ star Roger Moore dead at 89

May 23, 2017

From ABC News–Sir Roger Moore, who starred in the iconic “James Bond” franchise in the 1970s and 1980s, has died. He was 89 years old. “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated,” his family posted on his official…

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Blast at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 19 people

May 23, 2017

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead after the explosion at Manchester…

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NAACP announces new leadership, Brooks out in June

May 20, 2017

MIAMI (May 19, 2017) – The NAACP was founded more than a century ago in response to the rampant and violent lynching of black Americans. Over the past 100 years, the black community and communities of color as a whole have experienced tremendous advancements. Yet, as we continue to march towards the arc of justice,…

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Family: White officer who killed Terence Crutcher should not get job back

May 19, 2017

AP–The family of an unarmed black man killed by a white Oklahoma police officer has called on Tulsa city leadership to block the officer from returning to her job. The comments came Thursday after a jury acquitted Tulsa officer Betty Shelby the night before on a manslaughter charge. Shelby said she fired out of fear…

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New Orleans to take down statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Friday

May 19, 2017

By JESSE J. HOLLAND Today The city of New Orleans will take down a prominent statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Friday, completing the southern city’s removal of four Confederate-related statues that some called divisive. Unlike the first three statues, city officials plan to take Lee’s statue down during the day, with Mayor…

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