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In heartfelt letter, NBA’s first openly-gay player Jason Collins announces retirement

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After 13 years in the NBA, the league’s first openly-gay athlete is retiring. Jason Collins, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, announced his exit in a heartfelt letter published on The Player’s Tribune Wednesday. 

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Missouri ties own record for most executions in a year

The state of Missouri tied its own record for the most executions in a year when they put a man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in 1994 early Wednesday. Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre, minutes after receiving a lethal injection. […]

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Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury, future uncertain

Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a deadly highway crash more than five months ago, his lawyer said Tuesday. It’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was.” 

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Video: Don Lemon blames Bill Cosby’s alleged rape victim during interview

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CNN host Don Lemon pretty much accused one of five women who have come forward and publicly claimed that comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them of not preventing her own rape. The comments came during Joan Tarshis’ appearance on Lemon’s show. 

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Black students walk out over school official’s racist tweet

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Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia walked out of class in protest of a school official’s tweet that referred to black men as a “nightmare” for white fathers. The post was made in June, but students of color only recently noticed it. 

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Activists from Ferguson disrupt traffic in downtown Clayton

Approximately 100 Ferguson, Missouri activists protested for the second consecutive day in frigid temperatures by disrupting lunch-hour traffic in downtown Clayton for about an hour on Monday. The protesters united from two staging arenas — Shaw Park and the Forsyth MetroLink station — to circle the Clayton business district once before ending the demonstration in […]

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Laverne Cox named Glamour ‘Woman of the Year’

LaVerne Cox is on a roll this year! She’s already made history by becoming the very first transgender woman to appear on the cover of TIME. Not to mention that time when she became the first transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy.  Now, the actress and activist has been named one of Glamour’s ‘Women of […]

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St. Louis mayor: ‘National Guard will play limited role’

The mayor of St. Louis said that he supported Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to send the state’s National Guard to his city in preparation for the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Mayor Francis G. Slay also stated that troops operating within the city would have a secondary role in […]

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Adrian Peterson suspended without pay for remainder of NFL season

The NFL decided to suspend Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson without pay for the rest of the 2014 season, according to a statement released by the league. Peterson intends to appeal. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands book deal

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She caught our attention this past summer when she competed in the Little League World Championships. Although Mo’ne Davis’ team did not take home the title, the baseball superstar has been racking up ever since. First, it was gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. Then famous director Spike Lee made a documentary based on her life. Now […]

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