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6:58 AM / Monday January 22, 2018

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Coach grabs wheel, stops bus after driver passes out

January 1, 2018

By Doug Feinberg A quick-thinking coach averted what could have been a terrible bus accident for the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team. The Division III team from Iowa was driving back from a tournament in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday morning. About 90 minutes into the trip, assistant coach Justin Smith was jolted from his…

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Erica Garner dies; fought police brutality after dad’s death

December 30, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack. “She was a warrior to the end. She stood up for justice for her father,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in announcing the death of Garner, 27, at a New…

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Omarosa’s final days at White House full of controversy, accusations

December 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Omarosa and Ben Chavis during an NNPA Black Press Week breakfast in March. She ended up walking out of the meeting after this reporter, Hazel Trice Edney, pressed her on the promised NNPA “first” interview with Trump.   Some say she blocked qualified Black applicants; others say that’s not possible By Hazel Trice…

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Soccer star Weah poised to win Liberia’s presidency

December 28, 2017

Photo: George Weah, Twitter profile MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah was poised to win Liberia’s presidency with a significant lead and more than 98 percent of votes counted, according to provisional results released Thursday, as the West African nation prepared for its first democratic transfer of power in more than…

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Democrat Doug Jones officially declared winner in Alabama Senate Race over Roy Moore

December 28, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones’ historic victory over Republican Roy Moore was declared official Thursday as Alabama election officials certified him the winner of the special Senate election earlier this month, despite claims of voter irregularities from his opponent. Jones defeated Moore on Dec. 12 by about 22,000 votes in a stunning victory…

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Erica Garner declared brain dead with no chance of recovery

December 28, 2017

UPDATE: New York Daily News is reporting that doctors have declared Erica Garner brain dead and have notified family to say their final goodbyes. NPR.com: Erica Garner, a 27-year-old activist whose father’s dying words became a rallying cry for protest against police brutality, has been hospitalized in serious condition after a heart attack, according to…

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Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis dies after suffering stroke at airport

December 28, 2017

USA TODAY ATLANTA — Local television news anchor Amanda Davis died Wednesday after suffering a massive stroke on Tuesday. Davis, 62, died around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a stroke at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday, WGCL-TV reported. She was on her way to San Antonio following the death of her step-father. The station reported that Davis died at the…

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Obama to Prince Harry: Leaders must use care on social media

December 27, 2017

By GREGORY KATZ Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside. Obama did not, however, directly mention his successor,…

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