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Breaking: Michael Dunn gets life for Jordan Davis killing

The Florida man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 17-year-old teen over a loud music dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Davis in November 2012. 

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Protesters in Ferguson march to trooper’s doorstep

  Police officers in Ferguson said they are concerned about their safety after several protesters arrived outside of the home of an officer with the Missouri Highway Patrol earlier this week.

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Office of Civil Rights updates policy addressing racial disparities in American schools

Civil rights advocates praised updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in schools across the country. The changes were made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education and recommended additional measures to close the Black-White achievement gap. 

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Gymnast Simone Biles makes history at the World Gymnastics Championships

Simone Biles made history by becoming only the sixth woman, and first in more than a decade, to win consecutive all-around titles at the World Gymnastics Championships on Friday. Biles, 17, says she was blown away by her success. 

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St. Louis now has five fatal police shootings under investigation

The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old teen by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis has brought the city and county’s number of fatal police shootings this year that are currently under investigation to five. All five victims are black men under the age of 31. Two are accused of having  gun in their possession […]

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Organizers in Ferguson prep for ‘Weekend of Resistance’

Residents in Ferguson, Missouri are preparing for a “Weekend of Resistance” set to take place in St. Louis over the weekend. The protests are a result of another 18-year-old black male who was killed by police in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood earlier this week. 

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Spike Lee to make documentary on Mo’ne Davis and her Little League team

Filmmaker Spike Lee is hoping to make a documentary about Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis and her team. Along with Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team, Davis captured the hearts of watchers of the Little League World Series.

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Another 18-year-old fatally shot by police in Ferguson, protests ensue

Another 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the man fired three shots at the officer, who returned fire in self defense. As a result of the shooting, protests in the areas have intensified. 

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Video: Demonstrators in Ferguson interrupt STL symphony with harmonious protest

Activists in Ferguson, Missouri protested at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Saturday evening, by singing a Requiem for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed black teen who was fatally wounded on Aug. 9. Officer Darren Wilson, who is a member of the Ferguson police department, has not been charged in his murder. 

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Report: U.S. high school dropout rate reaches new low, driven by improvements by blacks, Hispanics

More U.S. high school students are staying in school, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. As a result, the national dropout rate reached a record low last year. 

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