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Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

September 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some…

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Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

September 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Emanuel Kidega Samson  (insert)   By Kristin M. Hall and John Raby associated press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A masked gunman invaded a Nashville church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said. An usher confronted the…

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NABJ Names Media Executive Sharon Toomer as its Executive Director

September 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept., 25, 2017) — National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) President Sarah Glover announces that the organization is naming Sharon Toomer, an accomplished media executive and nonprofit leader, as its new executive director. The announcement today comes after an intense selection process and extensive national search facilitated by Harris Rand Lusk. “We are…

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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91

September 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91. Hefner died of natural causes at his home surrounded by family…

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McCain calls brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’

September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward…

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Oprah Winfrey Takes on Trump-Era Political Divide in ’60 Minutes’ Debut

September 24, 2017

📷 & Story: Variety/Yahoo Oprah Winfrey convened a group of voters to examine the nation’s bitter political and cultural divide in her first segment as a special contributor to CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Winfrey held a roundtable session with 14 voters from West Michigan, evenly split between Donald Trump supporters and detractors. Winfrey pressed the group…

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Gunman identified in Tennessee church shooting that left 1 dead, 6 injured

September 24, 2017

ABC Above: Photo of gunman 25-year-old Emanual Kidega Samson Police have identified the gunman who shot a woman dead and injured six other churchgoers after he opened fire Sunday morning at a Tennessee church as services were ending. The shooting at Burnett’s Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, started in the church’s parking lot,…

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Sen. Kamala Harris honored at 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference

September 24, 2017

Ebony–It was a celebration as Universal Music Group and Ebony Magazine came together in honoring Senator Kamala D. Harris during the 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. Presented by AirBnB, the exclusive evening was filled with admiration and entertainment as Kamala’s colleagues and supporters came out to honor the highly esteemed Harris. Some notable…

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Puerto Rico’s Guatajaca dam bursts amid mass evacuations and flash flooding

September 23, 2017

Yahoo–Puerto Rico’s Guajataca dam has failed and caused “extremely dangerous” flooding, authorities say. Towns nearby were already being evacuated before it burst. “This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. Buses are currently evacuating people from the area as quickly as they can,” the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan said in a statement. There have…

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