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‘Racist’ H&M hoodie ad pulled from online after backlash

January 8, 2018

CBS News Retailer H&M is under fire after running a product photo featuring a black boy in a hoodie with the words “coolest monkey in the jungle” emblazoned on the front. The hoodie, which was sold in the clothing chain’s U.K. stores, sparked a social media backlash, with consumers vowing to stop shopping at its…

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Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young dies at 87

January 6, 2018

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, according to a statement from NASA. Young was 87. The space agency said in a statement that Young died Friday night following complications from pneumonia. NASA said Young was the only agency astronaut to go into…

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Art Dorrington, who broke color barrier in pro hockey, dead at 87

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Art Dorrington  (Photo: Press of Atlantic City)   By Dana DiFilippo WHYY Art Dorrington, the first Black professional ice hockey player, has died. Dorrington signed with the New York Rangers in 1950, two years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. Although he never got called up to skate for the…

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In Philadelphia, claims of lies from within police force

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia Police watch during a protest. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)   By Anthony Izaguirre ASSOCIATED PRESS Officers in the Philadelphia Police Department’s narcotics unit have sued their bosses for allegedly ordering them to lie on arrest paperwork about their informants to “make the drugs go away,’’ a practice that experts say raises the possibility…

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Trump boasts of ‘nuclear button’ but doesn’t really have one

January 5, 2018

ABOVE CARTOON:  Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica (Caglecartoons.com) By Matthew Pennington associated press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful “nuclear button” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does — but the president doesn’t actually have a physical button. The president’s Tuesday evening tweet came in response to…

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Can Obamacare and welfare programs survive 2018?

January 5, 2018

A lot hinges on the midterm elections.   By Nigel Roberts NEWSONE.COM Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not interested in another bruising battle over the Affordable Care Act in 2018, even though many conservatives want to continue to fight, NPR reported. As McConnell turns his attention to welfare reform, the future of Obamacare and…

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South Africa train crash leaves 18 dead, 260 injured

January 5, 2018

📷Tiaan Esterhizen/Twitter By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people and injuring about 260 others, authorities said. Officials said the truck driver allegedly tried to cross the tracks just ahead of…

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Sessions ending federal policy that let legal pot flourish

January 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California. President Donald Trump’s top law enforcement official announced the…

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Paul Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

January 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is suing special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department. Paul Manafort alleges in the lawsuit that Mueller exceeded his authority by investigating him for conduct that was not related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort was indicted in October and has pleaded…

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Tamron Hall helps raise funds for the Apollo Theatre Foundation at the annual “Dining With The Divas” luncheon

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Color Of Money

Q&A with Ken Chenault, former CEO of American Express

February 22, 2018

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February 22, 2018

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February 22, 2018

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff