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#Bringbackourgirls: Nigerian government officials in talks with Boko Haram to bring girls home

According the Nigerian government, more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are set to be released back into the hands of their parents as early as Monday. The release comes after the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group. 

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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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Brooklyn man who served 29 years in prison exonerated after being wrongfully convicted

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An innocent Brooklyn man who spent 29 years being bars for murder has been freed. David McCallum, along with his pal and prison mate Willie Stuckey, were cleared by prosecutors of a 1985 homicide they were convicted of at age 16. Stuckey died of a heart attack in 2001. 

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White Federal judge to receive no punishment after controversial remarks about race

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Last year, Judge Edith H. Jones of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals made a series of controversial remarks about race.  Affidavits from attendees pointed to the problematic language, especially from a sitting federal judge. Despite Jones’ offensive remarks, she will not be punished. 

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40,000 registered voters absent from Georgia preliminary voter rolls

African Americans and Latinos were registered to vote at levels that were below those of white, so the non-profit Third Sector Development started a new initiative to get them registered. The New Georgia Project concentrated on communities of color, and registered about 80,000 new voters. But somehow, only half of them were listed on preliminary […]

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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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Student pepper-sprayed for recording police officer in Texas

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A Waller, Texas police officer has been placed on leave after video of him pepper-spraying a student surfaced. Officer Adolphus Cannon is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Waller Police Department. 

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Study: when shown photos of black voters, whites have greater support for voter ID laws

According to a study released by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, white people’s perception of voter ID laws change after being show photos of blacks at the polls. And it isn’t for the better. 

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U.S. Army ‘concerned about lack of officers of color,’ plans to expand recruiting efforts

The United States Army says it will expand its efforts to increase the number of officers of color in its branch. Black and other officers of color are relatively absent from leadership of the Army’s combat units — the main avenue toward the service’s highest ranks. 

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