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Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

North Carolina voting law changes fight in court

July 12, 2014

By Michael Biesecker Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  — Sweeping changes to North Carolina’s voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, should be put on hold until at least after the November election, the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge Monday. Lawyers for the Justice Department and an array of civic groups…

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Chicago gun violence: The numbers shock, but the reasons are familiar

July 12, 2014

By Mark Guarino christian science monitor Chicago — Gun violence erupted in Chicago over the holiday weekend, with 14 people killed and another 68 wounded from Thursday afternoon to early Monday. Two of the fatal shootings were by Chicago police. It was the city’s highest concentration of gun violence this year, but in its wake…

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Amnesty International: Gun violence is a human rights issue

July 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sarah Clements, Jr. Newtown Action Alliance chairwoman and Nathaniel Pendleton, father of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in a Chicago park, both spoke about how gun violence affected their lives and led them into advocacy against it at the Amnesty International USA Human Rights Conference last week.  (Photo…

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Cultivating conscious entrepreneurs to rescue and restore race

July 12, 2014

By Ron Daniels Each year during the Fourth of July holiday season, I inevitably turn my attention to Frederick Douglass’ extraordinary July 5, 1852 oration in Rochester, New York in which he denounced the hypocrisy of a nation that celebrated its “independence” while millions of sons and daughters of Africa were held in bondage as…

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63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

July 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO: Some of the escaped Kidnapped girls of the government secondary school Chibok, attend a meeting with Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, in  Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday, June 2, 2014.  Nigerian police say they have banned protests in the capital demanding that the government rescues the more than 200 girls still held captive by Boko Haram…

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Islamic militants storm Somali presidential palace

July 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO: Palestinians carry bodies of the Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam Brigades members who were killed in an airstrike, during a funeral in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip on Monday, July 7, 2014. The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza vowed revenge on Israel for the death of several of its members killed in an airstrike…

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Gunmen torch churches, kill scores in Nigeria

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this photo taken in January, a burned house is pictured following an attack by gunmen, in Wada Chakawa, Yola, Nigeria. Before the usher could finish warning worshippers of the gunmen approaching, the attackers were storming into the church, locking the main door, exploding homemade bombs and firing into the congregation. The shooting…

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Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 30, 2014. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-crafts stores is by far…

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