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Black lawmakers call on FBI to help find missing black girls

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) – 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 the Metropolitan Police…

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DA Seth Williams pleads not guilty, forced to surrender passport

March 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –Philadelphia’s top prosecutor pleaded not guilty at his federal court arraignment on bribery and extortion charges on Wednesday. Democratic District Attorney Seth Williams previously acknowledged taking more than $100,000 in gifts from friends and associates but has vowed to fight charges he promised help with any court cases or legal matters in return….

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Latest on UK Terrorist attack, 4 dead 20 injured

March 22, 2017

SUN press time 4 dead 20 injuredAt   LONDON (AP) — The Latest on reports of an incident outside Britain’s parliament (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The U.S. State Department says it is closely monitoring the incident outside London’s Parliament and urged Americans in London to avoid the area. Spokesman Mark Toner said Wednesday: “We…

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Philly DA Seth Williams facing charges

March 21, 2017

AP (PHILADELPHIA)–Philadelphia’s top prosecutor was charged Tuesday with taking more than $100,000 in luxury gifts, Caribbean trips and cash, often in exchange for official favors that included help with a court case, according to a bribery and extortion indictment unsealed Tuesday. The indictment caps a nearly two-year investigation into Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams’ financial…

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Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

March 18, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chuck Berry, the rock ‘n’ roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in “Johnny B. Goode” and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis. He was 90. St. Charles county police say they responded to a medical emergency Saturday afternoon and found Berry unresponsive….

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NABJ Mourns the Passing of Founder Claude Lewis

March 17, 2017

From NABJ: WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2017) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the passing of NABJ Founder Claude Lewis, also a founder of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ). Lewis died this morning at Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees, N.J. He was 82. Lewis was a highly respected journalist and…

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Planned power outage tonight for 8,000-10,000 PECO customers

March 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – Start dinner, turn up your heaters and get out your flashlights. Sunday afternoon, PECO told FOX 29 News thousands of you will be without electricity for a few hours, Sunday night. The planned outage is set to start at about 6pm and will affect about 8,000 to 10,000 customers, mostly in North…

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Joni Sledge, member of Sister Sledge, dies at 60

March 11, 2017

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY 26 minutes ago NEW YORK (AP) — Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the defining dance anthem “We Are Family,” has died, the band’s representative says. She was 60. Sledge was found dead in her home by a friend in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, the band’s publicist, Biff Warren, said…

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2 wanted after 13-year-old boy shot in head in restaurant

March 11, 2017

NICETOWN (WTXF) – A 13-year-old boy is in “extremely critical condition,” according to police, after he was shot in his head in a Chinese restaurant. Saturday, police released surveillance pictures of two men they want to find in connection to that.

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