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New Jersey prep school student mocks white peers, stripped of office position

A black New Jersey student body president was stripped of her position after mocking her white male peers on Instagram. Lawrenceville School’s Maya Peterson donned L.L. Bean boots and a Yale University sweater to pose for a photo which she describes as a typical “Lawrenceville boi;” white, cocky and Republican. 

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Update: as girls remain missing, Nigerian government defends actions

Nigerian officials defended its response to the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terror group despite details of a second mass abduction emerging. President Goodluck Jonathan has been under fire over accusations the government initially ignored the abduction of the girls. The Nigerian schoolgirls have been the focal point of a massive […]

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California Assembly passes bill that would ban the Confederate flag

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California state government departments will be prohibited from displaying or selling items that carry the Confederate flag. The state’s Assembly passed the bill Monday. 

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Family of unarmed woman shot on Capitol sues U.S.

The family of a 34-year-old unarmed woman shot to death by federal agents near the Capitol in October will file a $75 million lawsuit against the U.S. government. The claim is against the U.S., the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Capitol Police for “numerous intentional, grossly negligent and reckless actions […]

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Doctors warn Congress of consequences of food stamp cuts

Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could face increases in health bills. The experts say that while the consequence may not be felt immediately, over time the poor will wind up in doctors’ offices and/or hospitals as a result of the cuts. 

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City lowers voting age to 16, sees positive results

November 5th marked a day where many citizens took to the polls to election local officials. The day was particularly memorable for those in Takoma Park, Maryland, as the city became the first in the U.S. to lower the voting age to 16 in municipal elections.

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Radio interview: Who is really affected by the government shutdown?

Last week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison appeared on Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo 90.7FM to talk about the affects of the government shutdown. There are a lot of media outlets that continue to show us exactly why we should care about the government shutdown, but many aren’t doing the best job.

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Blacks hit hardest by shutdown

All Americans are feeling the affects of the government shutdown, but according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, African Americans are getting hit particularly hard during the hiatus. Government jobs have been more available to Blacks than private sector employment over the years.

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Over 3,000 low-income preschoolers miss school due to shutdown

A total of 50 Head Start programs that serve 3,200 low-income preschoolers have shut down due to the halt in government operations. According to a spokeswoman for Head Start, another 11 are set to close by Friday if funding isn’t restored.

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Another threat of a government shutdown nears

Congress has until Monday to pass new debt-ceiling limits. If the legislative bodies do not reach an agreement, the federal government will partially shut down. Republicans are stalling on the debt ceiling vote to force a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare.

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