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Authorities push for Assata Shakur to finish life sentence in U.S.

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New Jersey state authorities said they hope the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations announced by President Obama will aid the capture and return of Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), who escaped prison and fled to the island after being convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police trooper. 

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Autopsy: Tamir Rice death ruled a homicide

The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally wounded by a police officer as he played in a park has been ruled a homicide.

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Proposed bill would allow doctors, EMTs to refuse to treat gay patients

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Doctors and EMTs in Michigan may soon be able to refuse to treat gay patients. That’s if a proposed bill approved by the state’s Republican-led House of Representatives becomes law. 

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michel du Cille dead at 58

Michel du Cille, a celebrated Washington Post photojournalist has passed away. He was 58. 

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Lawmakers, staff stage Capitol walk-out in solidarity with protesters

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More than one hundred black congressional staffers and several black lawmakers staged a walkout at the Capitol Thursday afternoon, executing a silent protest in solidarity over the recent killing involving Eric Garner and Mike Brown. 

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KKK leaflets found on front lawns of residents for second time

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For the second time in two months, Randolph County residents found Ku Klux Klan leaflets on their driveways.

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Georgetown’s Men’s basketball team dons ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts

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Georgetown University’s Men’s basketball team became the latest set of athletes to outwardly condemn a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer who fatally choked a 43-year-old man. Few words had to be said by team members, because the words on their warm-up shirts spoke volumes. 

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Medical school students hold ‘die-in’ to shed light on biases in health care

Medical students from more than 70 U.S. schools organized a die-in Wednesday in support of the nationwide protests condemning a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Participants say the same structural racial that is present in police brutality against blacks manifests itself in the […]

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Bar slammed for ‘six shot Mike Brown’ drink special

A Missouri bar sparked protests after it offered a drink special named after slain black teenager Michael Brown, whose shooting by a Ferguson police officer in August sparked months of demonstrations. 

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White reporter disses Kobe Bryant for wearing ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt, say he’s not ‘hood enough’

It started with Derrick Rose donning a shirt with the caption, “I can’t breathe” in support of Eric Garner protesters. Then other NBA players followed suit. Among them? Kobe Bryant.  But a white reporter feel that Bryant isn’t “hood enough” to sympathize with the plight of the average black person. 

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