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Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News Channel after 20 years

April 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A security guard blocks an entry way as New York Public Advocate Letitia James, second from right, and protestors attempt to deliver boxes of petitions during a rally outside Fox News headquarters, calling for the network to fire Bill O’Reilly, on Tuesday, April 18, in New York. 21st Century Fox issued a statement…

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NYPD deems Judge Abdus-Salaam death ‘suspicious’

April 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Judge Sheila Abdus- Salaam  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink) By Tom McElroy Associated Press NEW YORK –ABC News reported that the New York Police Department said Tuesday that the death of Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a New York Court of Appeals judge whose body was found on a bank of the Hudson River in Manhattan last…

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LeBron James to open public school for at-risk students

April 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  LeBron James and Dr. Scott Scarborough stand with children of the ‘I Promise’ Project. James said many kids don’t have mentors to keep them on track, as he had growing up. By Nigel Roberts newsone.com Basketball superstar LeBron James announced that his foundation plans to open a public school in his hometown of…

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The origins of 4/20, marijuana’s high holiday

April 20, 2017

By GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. This year’s edition provides an occasion for pot activists to reflect on how…

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Philadelphia police search Fairmount Park after possible ‘Facebook killer’ sightings, nine schools on lockdown

April 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –Philadelphia police have converged on Fairmount Park after possible sightings of the so-called “Facebook killer,” Steve Stephens, were reported. Those reports came in around 1 p.m. Monday. So far, those reported sightings have not been confirmed and police say, at this time there is no indication the suspect is there. Nine schools in…

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United: Crew Can No Longer Displace Seated Passengers

April 17, 2017

Associated Press–United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already onboard an airplane. The change comes after a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was dragged from a fully-booked United Express flight in Chicago because he refused to give up his seat to make room for crew members….

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Four African Americans win Pulitzers for 2017– Whitehead’s ‘Underground Railroad’ wins fiction Pulitzer

April 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Colson Whitehead Lynn Nottage, Tyehimba Jess and Hilton Als win in their categories. By Hillel Italie associated press NEW YORK– Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad,” his celebrated novel about an escaped slave that combined liberating imagination and brutal reality, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Monday’s announcement confirmed the book as the…

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San Bernardino school closed following murder-suicide

April 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Elizabeth Barajas hugs her daughter, Marissa Perez, 9, following their reunion as Marissa recounted her experiences being in the classroom in which her teacher was shot to death at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, Calif., Monday, April 10, 2017.  (AP Photo/Christopher Weber) By Christopher Weber and Michael Balsamo Associated Press SAN…

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‘Laugh-In’ regular Chelsea Brown dies at 74

April 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Chelsea Brown on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” (Credit NBC, via Photofest) Associated Press Chelsea Brown, a dancer and actress who brightened “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and later found success performing in Australia, has died. She was 74. Her death Wednesday in Chicago was confirmed by George Schlatter, an executive producer of the zany…

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ABOVE PHOTO:  Sheriff Jewell Williams speaking at the recent City Council budget hearings.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster)...

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