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Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

December 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Democrat Doug Jones speaks Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  …

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Former Johnson Publishing headquarters to become a residential building

December 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Johnson Publishing Company headquarters  (John H. White, 1945-, Photographer [NARA record: 4002141] – U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)   The project is slated to break ground in 2018.   By NewsOne Staff newsone.com Earlier this year it was revealed that the iconic Johnson Publishing Company headquarters in Chicago would be recognized as…

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Pioneering Black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99

December 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Journalist Simeon Booker, center, is presented with a Phoenix Award at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)   associated press WASHINGTON — Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time Black reporter at The Washington Post, died…

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Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

December 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mississippi flag demonstrators stand along a ledge at the Energy Plaza where the state’s bicentennial celebration and the grand opening ceremony for the two museums, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, was held, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. The protesters are seeking the removal of the…

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FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

December 14, 2017

0In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The Thursday vote at the Federal Communications Commission will likely usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight. The move not…

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Tavis Smiley, suspended by PBS, vows to fight back

December 14, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming. The Public Broadcasting Service said Wednesday an independent investigation by a law firm uncovered…

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As ‘net neutrality’ vote nears, some brace for a long fight

December 14, 2017

By TALI ARBEL FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says his plan eliminates unnecessary regulation that stood in the way of connecting more Americans to the internet. Under his proposal, the Comcasts and AT&Ts of the world will be free to block rival apps, slow down competing service or offer faster speeds to companies who pay up….

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Omarosa to resign from Whitehouse

December 13, 2017

6abc WASHINGTON –Omarosa Manigault, a high-profile member of President Donald Trump’s team, is resigning, according to the White House. She will stay on until Jan. 20. This marks the departure of one of the most prominent supporters and members of the president’s team, a rare minority on the president’s senior staff and most often the…

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Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

December 13, 2017

By KIM CHANDLER and STEVE PEOPLES MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate…

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London Breed becomes acting San Francisco mayor upon Ed Lee’s death

December 12, 2017

MSN/ SFG London Breed, a native San Franciscan who was raised by her grandmother in the city’s housing projects, became acting mayor of San Francisco early Tuesday morning. She ascended to the post after the shocking death of Mayor Ed Lee, who died of an apparent heart attack early Tuesday morning. The Board of Supervisors…

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