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Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions

May 17, 2019

Rep. Merika Coleman speaks during a rally against a ban on nearly all abortions outside of the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The legislation would make performing an abortion a felony at any stage of pregnancy with almost no exceptions. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) By Kim Chandler…

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Lawyer: Cop who killed Texas woman knew she was mentally ill

May 17, 2019

By JOHN L. MONE and JAKE BLEIBERG HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police officer knew his neighbor suffered from mental illness and should have offered assistance when that was apparent, but instead he fatally shot the 44-year-old woman, a lawyer for the victim’s family said Thursday. Pamela Turner had struggled with paranoid schizophrenia since her…

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NYC Mayor de Blasio announces run for president

May 16, 2019

📷 Shutterstock By Karen Matthews NEW YORK CITY (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump. The mayor announced his run with a video…

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Stepdad who reported 4-year-old girl missing arrested in her disappearance

May 12, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — The man who reported last weekend that 4-year-old Maleah Davis had been abducted was arrested near Houston in connection with her disappearance and police said they found her blood in his apartment. Derion Vence, who had lived with Maleah and her mother, was arrested Saturday without incident at his brother’s home in…

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How to honor the important women in your life this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019

BPT This Mother’s Day, take the opportunity to honor not only your mother, but all the important women in your life who have provided care and love when you needed it the most. Think about the women who have supported, nurtured and cheered you on. Now it’s your chance to show them how much they…

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Biden enters presidential race bringing concern about White supremacy to the forefront

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Biden campaign video screenshot showing 2017 Hate March in Charlottesville. By Hazel Trice Edney TriceEdneyWire.com Former Senator and Vice President Joseph Biden, after much suspense, has finally entered the Democratic campaign for president – immediately surging ahead of a crowded field with a message against White supremacy. “We saw Klansmen and White supremacists…

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Uber, Lyft drivers plan to strike in cities across the US

May 8, 2019

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are turning off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Organizers are planning demonstrations in 10 U.S. cities Wednesday, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New…

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Students kill classmate, injure 8 at school near Columbine

May 8, 2019

By KATHLEEN FOODY and P. SOLOMON BANDAHIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community that marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation’s worst school shootings just weeks ago. Douglas County sheriff’s officials said Devon Erickson,…

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