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8:02 AM / Friday March 24, 2017

Week In Review

Q&A: Black SGA president discusses White support at Alabama

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jared Hunter, center, and his campaign staff react to his election as student body president at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Originally from Wetumpka, Ala., Hunter is the first black student to win the position with the backing of a secretive group called The Machine, which…

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Republicans set low expectations for health bill cost study

March 17, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri By Hope Yen ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s health care law braced for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump’s promise of…

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Guest Commentary: Educating “45” and “One-note Betsy” on HBCUs

March 17, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON: Rayma Suprani, CagleCartoons.com   By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Eighty HBCU Presidents did a “fly-in” to the White House in a meeting organized by Trump whisperer Omarosa, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and others. There was a White House meeting, a meeting at the Library of Congress, and more buzz than twenty beehives….

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Morehouse College says report of president’s early ouster is false

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  John Silvanus Wilson By Eric Stirgus AJC.com A Morehouse College spokeswoman has denied that the college’s president was fired Monday due to some remarks he made following the visit of a group of presidents from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the White House, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The website “HBCU…

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Sikhs respond to shooting near Seattle with fear, disbelief

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mohan Singh Khatra, center, whose uncle, Subeg Singh Khatra, was killed in the Wisconsin Sikh temple attack, speaks to reporters in front of the Sikh Cultural Society in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. New York City’s mayor and police commissioner have expressed their condolences at the Sikh Cultural…

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Trump signs new travel ban targeting those seeking new visas

March 10, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com By Alicia A. Caldwell and Jill Colvin Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and shutting down the U.S. refugee program. The revised…

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An Important Message on the Affordable Care Act from Mayor Kenney

March 10, 2017

I want to make sure that you see this important message on the Affordable Care Act from Mayor Kenney: As the Trump Administration continues to enact policies or support bills at odds with many Philadelphians’ beliefs, we understand the frustration or anger many of you are feeling. One of the most important things you can…

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Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

March 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Northeast Philadelphia Police Detective Timothy McIntyre, center, dusts for fingerprints one of the headstones that were knocked down as Detective Nick McReynolds, left, looks on at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at the Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than…

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Judge rules Bill Cosby case to be decided by outside jury

March 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Bill Cosby enters the Montgomery County Courthouse for a court appearance. (James Robinson/PennLive.com via AP) By Maryclaire Dale associated press NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A jury from outside the Philadelphia suburbs will be brought in to decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move…

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Out-of-service commuter train accident near Philly three hurt, one critical

February 25, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) associated press Officials are investigating an accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four people, including a train operator hospitalized in critical condition. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the Market-Frankford Line trains were traveling near the 69th Street Transportation Center when the accident occurred Tuesday…

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