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FBI investigates lynching of black teen

The FBI is looking into the death of a black teen who was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park on Aug. 29. 17-year-old Lennon Lacy’s death was originally ruled a suicide. 

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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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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Video: Men run 550 miles in honor of Mike Brown, attend memorial

Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills ran an average of 35 miles a day in honor of slain teen Mike Brown. The men, who hail from Atlanta, journeyed to Ferguson, Missouri to attend Brown’s memorial on Nov. 3. 

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Marion Barry dead at 78

Marion Barry Jr., the civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, has died. He was 78. 

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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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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation he had with a man he believes was […]

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Boyfriend of woman shot by Michigan police demands answers

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The boyfriend of a 40-year-old Michigan woman who was shot and killed by police Sunday night said he doesn’t understand why they used lethal force on his girlfriend. Victor Stephens, 54, says police fatally wounded his girlfriend after responded to a domestic dispute call at his home where she died.

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Prominent pastor Myles Munroe among 9 dead in plane crash

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A jet that crashed Sunday near Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama killed all nine people on board, including prominent pastor Myles Munroe. 

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Police gearing up for riots ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson

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Police in Ferguson are gearing up for riots that may ensue after a grand jury’s decision on whether to charge the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Officers are loading up on riot gear and taking refresher courses on constitutional rights in the event that Ferguson police Officer Darren […]

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