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Aretha Frankin files $10 million lawsuit over fake Patti LaBelle fight story

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With the popularity of the internet, blogs and social media, it can be pretty tricky deciphering what’s real and what isn’t. Well a satirical website may learn a hard lesson after the “Queen of Soul” is finished with them. The News Nerd has been slapped with a $10 million lawsuit after writing a fake story […]

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Students suspended indefinitely for bringing Confederate flag to school

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Two Long Island high school students have been suspended indefinitely after bringing a Confederate flag to school. According the Brother Gary Cregan, St. Anthony’s High School’s principal, the two seniors walked in with the flag draped around their shoulders during a sporting event. 

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Jelly Belly chairman donates to reverse rights of trans students in California

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Back in August, California passed a landmark form of legislation that allows transgender students from grades K-12 the right to choose programs and facilities based on their gender identity. It’s called the “School Success and Opportunity Act,” and Jelly Belly Chairman Herman Rowland Sr. isn’t a supporter of the legislation. What he does support is an […]

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Air Force captain accused of burglarizing own home, faces charges

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Nicolas Aquino was tackled, handcuffed and charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer while at his California home last December. A neighbor had called 911 and reported seeing a man walking around the house suspiciously. 

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After defending President Obama, baseball legend receives hate mail

A week after baseball legend Hank Aaron’s comparison of Obama’s GOP critics to the Ku Klux Klan, the Hall of Famer is now receiving hate mail.  During an interview with USA Today, the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves told the publication: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a […]

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Update: Darren Sharper’s DNA found on Arizona rape victim

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Semen matching former NFL star Darren Sharper’s DNA was found on the leggings of one of his alleged rape victims in Arizona. The findings came during testimony from a Tempe police detective on Wednesday. 

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NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

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The New York City Police Department has announced that it will be ending its monitoring of everyday activities of Muslims. On Tuesday, the department confirmed the dismantling of the anti-terrorism plan known as the Demographics Unit. The anti-terror program is getting a hard look from Commissioner William Bratton. Protocols for when and how to conduct […]

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NCAA changes meal policy for Division I student-athletes

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Just after the NCAA tournament, we posted a story about Shabazz Napier, a UCONN basketball player, saying that he went to be hungry sometimes. Now, the NCAA has responded by changing their policy.

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Brennan Center Report details 15 different executive actions to reduce mass incarceration

The Brennan Center for Justice has created 15 executive actions that President Obama can carry out without Congress to reduce mass incarceration. The report, “15 Executive Actions” consists of the following recommendations. 

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Report: minority students get less effective, less experienced teachers

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According to a report released by The Center For American Progress, low-income students of color generally have less experienced and less effective teachers. The report analyzed the evaluation scores of teachers in low-income and affluent districts in both Massachusetts and Louisiana.

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