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Ferguson protests continue, 35 arrested during standoff in highway

Demonstrators attempting to block Interstate 70 in St. Louis on Wednesday to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown a month ago were barred by the police from entering the highway. According to authorities, 35 people have been arrested, most for unlawful assembly but four for assaulting officers. 

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Source: Police sent Ray Rice video tape to NFL in April

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer to an NFL executive five months ago. This is a sharp contradiction to league executives’ story that they didn’t see the violent images until this week when they were released by TMZ Sports. 

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High school students in Newark walk out in protests

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Students from three Newark high schools have walked out of class in protest of the state’s control of New Jersey’s largest school district. Community activists and parents joined students from Science Park High, Arts High School and Central High School as they walked out of class on Tuesday. 

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Nicki Minaj attributes more natural, toned down look to confidence

If you’ve been keeping up with Nicki Minaj, then you’ll notice the rapper has dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look. Why? Because she’s more comfortable in her skin.

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NFL player DeAngelo Williams dyes hair pink in honor of mom, breast cancer awareness

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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has dyed his trademark locs pink in honor of his late mother Sandra Hill, who lost her battle with breast cancer in May. The NFL star also painted his toe nails pink in memory of his mom, and to spread awareness about the deadly disease. 

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NBA star Luol Deng responds to racist comments made by Hawks General Manager

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NBA player Luol Deng has responded to comments made by Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry. Ferry, on a business call discussing whether to sign Deng, said that “[Deng] has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he’s like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit […]

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Ray Rice: ‘I have to be strong for my wife’

A day after a video showing former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee in the face during an altercation in a hotel elevator, the former running back has finally broke his silence. Rice’s comments come after the NFL decided to indefinitely suspend him after his release from the team. The remarks also follow […]

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Paulette Brown becomes first black women to lead the American Bar Association

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Last month, attorney Paulette Brown became the first black woman elected to lead the American Bar Association. The American Bar Association has 400,000 members, and did not allow black people to join until 1943. Brown is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP, in Boston, and will take her position as head of the ABA next summer.

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Janay Rice releases statement on elevator incident: ‘This is our life’

In an emotional message, the wife of former Ravens running back Ray Rice broke her silence Tuesday after Rice’s contract was terminated with the NFL. The events followed the release of a graphic video surfacing that shows Rice punching his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer. The couple has been in counseling since the February incident. 

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Arrests made after video of teens assaulting mentally ill man goes viral

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Three teenage boys have been arrested in connection to a videotaped attack on a mentally ill man in New Castle County, Delaware. The arrests came after the teens’ parents went to police complaining about harassing phone calls the teens were getting. 

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