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Grand jury will not indict officer who shot unarmed man 10 times as he sought help

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grand jury has decided not to bring charges against the police office with the death of Jonathan Ferrell. 

Ferrell, who was 24 at the time of his death, was shot ten times by Officer Randall Kerrick. Ferrell was unarmed. Although Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, where Kerrick works, deemed his response to be “excessive,” the grand jury has decided not to indict him.

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Pennsylvania voter ID law found unconstitutional

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A Commonwealth Court judge issued an order Wednesday permanently blocking the controversial photo ID law that threatened to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters in Pennsylvania.

Judge McGinley stated that the voter ID law “does not pass constitutional muster because there is no legal, non-burdensome provision of a compliant photo ID to all qualified electors.” 

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Atlanta pastor found guilty of knowingly exposing others to HIV virus

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An Atlanta-based pastor has been found guilty of knowingly exposing two women to the HIV virus.

Pastor Craig Lamar Davis was found guilty on two counts of reckless conduct for failing to inform the women of his status. 

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Clip of the day: ‘Behind the Veil: God’s Victory’

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Milwaukee native Victoria Liddell seeks to inspire. Through her modeling, motivational speaking and spoken word pieces, she wants to let everyone know that they can be victorious. 

In her latest piece, “Behind the Veil: God’s Victory,” Liddell seeks to promote independent self-worth, and increase the self-esteem of black and brown girls and women around the world. 

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Teen allegedly assaulted by Kanye West seeks out of court settlement

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An 18-year-old teenager who claims he was beat up by Kanye West last week is seeking an out of court settlement for the incident.

According to TMZ, the teen’s lawyer called Kanye’s people and expressed the desire for a civil settlement, and asked for several hundred thousand dollars. 

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School gives 9-year-old Confederate hat as prize

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A North Carolina mother is upset at her son’s school after he came home wearing a replica Confederate army hat. 9-year-old Jacob was wearing the new gray hat when he got off the bus earlier this week. 

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Oakland mother loses two sons to gun violence in less than 3 weeks

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First, Dinyal New’s 13-year-old son, Lee Weathersby III was slain in East Oakland on New Year’s Eve. Now, less than three weeks later, New is preparing to bury her 19-year-old son Lamar Broussard. 

On Sunday, Broussard and a second man were killed as they rode in a car. 

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Release date for season 4 of ‘Boondocks’ announced

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The release date for Aaron McGruder’s popular adult cartoon “The Boondocks” has been announced. The first episode of season 4 will air on April 21. 

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Avonte Oquendo’s remains found near Queens beach

Posters of the missing boy were placed in subway stations throughout New York following the autistic teens' Oct. 4 disappearance.

A DNA test has confirmed that remains found on a Queens, NY beach are those of a missing autistic teen.

13-year-old Avonte Oquendo was last seen on Oct. 4 leaving the Riverview School in Long Island City along the East River waterfront. 

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Retired judge who sent racist email about Obama passed along hundreds of others

It turns out that a former chief judge who retired after a racist email comparing President Obama’s conception to sex with a dog was sent from his account passed along a number of racist emails.

Richard Cebull admitted to sending the email, which contained a picture with the caption, “A Little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?”

“His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!’”

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