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10:56 AM / Thursday April 27, 2017

Week In Review

Guilty plea wraps up cases against Charleston church shooter

April 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A note on the sidewalk includes photos of shooting victims of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) By Meg Kinnard Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C.  — Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof pled guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a federal prison and sparing…

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Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt

April 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  People clean up debris after an explosion hit Saint Mark’s Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017, killing several people, just after Pope Tawadros II finished services. Bombs tore through two Egyptian churches in different cities as worshippers were marking Palm Sunday,…

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Omarosa shocks, angers some NNPA publishers as she abruptly leaves ‘Black Press Week’ Breakfast

April 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Trump aide Omarosa Manigault listens to question from reporter Hazel Trice Edney.  (Photo: Shevry Lassiter) Chairman calls meeting a ‘lost opportunity for the president’ and ‘waste of time’ for NNPA By Hazel Trice Edney TriceEdneyWire.com Omarosa Manigault, President Donald Trump’s director of communications for public liaison, walked out of a breakfast meeting she…

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Switching Sides

April 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Lawrence Krasner For 30 years, Lawrence Krasner has been on the opposite side of the city’s District Attorneys, trying to help clients facing criminal charges and police brutality. Now he hopes to change how the office operates as the Philadelphia’s next District Attorney. By Denise Clay For most of the last 30 years,…

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GOP defense hawks urge Trump to take out Syria’s air force

April 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this picture taken on Tuesday April 4, 2017, Abdul-Hamid Alyousef, 29, holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Alyousef also lost his wife, two brothers, nephews and many other family members in the attack that claimed…

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Black lawmakers call on FBI to help on missing black girls

March 31, 2017

By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON–Black members of Congress are calling for the Justice Department to help police investigate a large number of missing children in Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia logged 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Latino, in the first three months of this year, according to…

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Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures 15

March 31, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A coroner’s unit pulls away as police operate at a crime scene outside the Cameo club after a fatal shooting, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Cincinnati.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo) By John Minchillo and Dan Sewell Associated Press CINCINNATI — Gunfire erupted early last Sunday inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub after a dispute broke…

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Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85

March 31, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Roger Wilkins, who served as the 2nd National Director of Community Relations Service.  (Photo by Lonnie Tague for The Department of Justice.) By Ben Nuckols Associated Press WASHINGTON — Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in the Johnson administration, has died. He was 85. Wilkins’…

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Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, opposes the Republican health care bill during work by the House Budget Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By Russ Bynum, Rebecca Santanaand Kathleen Foody Associated Press CLAXTON, Ga.  — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and…

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Recent News

Health

WDAS FM, Power 99 and Smooth Jazz ‘JJZ announce the inaugural ‘Philadelphia Sista Strut’ 3K Breast Cancer Walk on June 17

April 22, 2017

Proceeds will benefit The American Association for Cancer Research WDAS FM, Philly’s Best R&B & Throwbacks, Power...

Seniors

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers therapy services

April 22, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain how Medicare covers physical therapy services? I’m a new beneficiary, and...

Go With The-Flo

Carmelo Anthony has reportedly separated from his wife, La La

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOT:  Carmelo and La La Anthony (Photo: taniavolobueva / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Tongues are wagging...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of April 23

April 22, 2017

By Georgia Nicols All Signs: Since last Wed., the Sun has been in Taurus. And this Wed.,...

Color Of Money

Sheriff Sales collect $60 million in new taxes; Returns millions in excess funds to property owners

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sheriff Jewell Williams speaking at the recent City Council budget hearings.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster)...

Entertainment

Jesse Williams, wife file for divorce

April 25, 2017

  By Danielle Kwateng-Clark Essence Magazine–TMZ has reported that Jesse Williams, is parting ways from his wife,...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff