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Cosby judge declares mistrial as jury deadlocks again

June 17, 2017

By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges ended without a verdict Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian’s image as “America’s Dad.” Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days before telling…

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Officer acquitted in murder of Philando Castile

June 16, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest in the manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The prosecutor who brought charges against a Minnesota police officer over the shooting death of a black motorist is urging acceptance of the officer’s…

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Report: Several Dead In Shooting At San Francisco UPS Warehouse

June 14, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Several people were killed in a shooting at a UPS warehouse and customer service center in San Francisco, according to CBS San Francisco. The shooting Wednesday led to a massive police response and a shelter-in-place warning for the surrounding area. UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told CBS San Francisco that several people…

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Vehicle plows into pedestrians on London Bridge

June 3, 2017

ABC News— London police responded tonight to reports of a vehicle plowing into pedestrians on London Bridge, and then shortly afterwards also faced reports of stabbings at Borough Market and another incident in the Vauxhall area. In a statement, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed an “incident” that “is being treated as a potential…

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House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul

March 6, 2017

By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR 28 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured. House committees planned to begin voting…

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Obama has few options to protect young immigrants grants

January 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Holding signs that read “Protect Immigrants” pro-immigration demonstrators stand on the steps of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. The county will consider allocating $3 million to provide lawyers to immigrants following fears of increased deportations under President-elect Donald Trump. The money would form…

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Hate-crime charges filed in attack on mentally disabled man

January 6, 2017

By Carla K. Johnson and Caryn Rousseau Associated Press CHICAGO — Four Black people were charged with hate crimes Thursday in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled White man being beaten and taunted, threatened with a knife and forced to drink from a toilet. The assault went on…

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The High Price of Imprisonment

January 6, 2017

A growing list of costs are being passed on to inmates and their families By Eric Easter Urban News Service As incarceration rates continue to grow around the United States, the enormous costs of some prison services are increasingly being paid by those who can least afford it –- the families of inmates. In 2001,…

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Museum will be national memorial to lynching victims

January 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jars of Soil from sites where Blacks were lynched. By Frederick H. Lowe TriceEdneyWire.com The Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners denied fair and just treatment in the legal system, intends to open in 2018 the first national memorial to African-American victims of lynchings….

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