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Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this June 13, 2019 photo, migrant children play inside the Portland Exposition Building in Portland, Maine. Maine’s largest city has repurposed the basketball arena as an emergency shelter in anticipation of hundreds of asylum seekers who are headed to the state from the U.S. southern border. Most are arriving from Congo and…

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Patrick Gaspard to receive prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Ambassador Patrick Gaspard  BALTIMORE – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that Ambassador Patrick Gaspard will be awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention taking place in Detroit, Michigan on July 24. The award recognizes Gaspard’s’ lifelong commitment…

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Funeral held for West Point cadet who died in training

June 16, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A West Point cadet killed during a training exercise has been laid to rest at the academy’s cemetery. The funeral for Christopher J. Morgan was held Saturday at the United States Military Academy. WABC-TV reports speakers included former president Bill Clinton. Morgan’s father had been part of the president’s security detail….

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Publisher drops Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Linda Fairstein (Photo: cyvanceforda – ‘Women for Vance’ Breakfast) By Hillel Italie associated press NEW YORK  — Linda Fairstein has been dropped by her publisher as fallout continues for the former Central Park Five prosecutor over the wrongful conviction of five teens for the 1989 rape and beating of a female jogger. Last…

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Dominican authorities say tourist died of heart attack

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day (Photo: Edward Nathaniel Holmes-Facebook) By Martín Jose Adames Alcántara associated press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say the deaths of a Pennsylvania psychotherapist and an American couple five days later at the same resort appear to be unrelated incidents. Tourism Minister…

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Where is Harriet?

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Mock up of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill By E. Faye Williams TriceEdneyWire.com I know it sounds like such a long time ago that Barack Obama was our dearly beloved president, but when he was, we rejoiced in the fact that Harriet Tubman was finally going to be properly recognized at the national…

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New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

June 14, 2019

By Dave Klepper ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted Thursday to repeal the exemption, which allows parents to…

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Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV

June 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company’s Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald’s and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant load the meal into…

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Frank Lucas, druglord portrayed in ‘American Gangster,’ dies

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Frank Lucas (insert- AP Photo/ Jim Cooper) By Jennifer Peltz associated press NEW YORK — Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie “American Gangster,” has died, a relative said Friday. Lucas, who was 88, died last Thursday in New Jersey, nephew Aldwan Lassiter said. Lucas…

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