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Parade details released for amazing all-black Little League baseball champions

Jackie Robinson West might have lost the World Championship against South Korea on Sunday, but they are winners in many of our hearts. The all-black Little League baseball team became the USA champions in the World Series on Saturday. For their amazing accomplishments, Chicago will throw a parade in honor of the team. 

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Teen tasered into fit of seizures despite complying with police

A mother is calling for an investigation after police used a taser on her son in what she calls an “excessive use of force.” Surveillance video and cell phone footage shows a Hartfort, Connecticut police officer walking toward 18-year-old Luis Anglero Jr. Anglero walks toward the officer and then appears to suddenly stop and put […]

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Little League baseball star Mo’Ne Davis graces cover of Sports Illustrated

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Little League World Series phenom Mo’Ne Davis is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated and is the subject of this week’s cover story. The 13-year-old caught the nation’s attention after throwing a shutout during her first game of the Little League World Series. But despite the attention she’s getting for her baseball prowess, Davis really wants to […]

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5-year-old allegedly punched in face by school teacher

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The mother of a 5-year-old Memphis, Tennessee child says her daughter was punched in the face by her kindergarten teacher. Tiffany McConnell, says her daughter Payton was punched by her teacher after requesting to use the bathroom for a second time. 

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Jackie Robinson West clinches first game with 12-2 win

The Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West Little League was founded in 1971 by Joseph Haley. His son Bill says there were no grand plans of winning state championships or reaching the Little League World Series. But that’s exactly what happened as Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West reached the series for just the second time since its existence this year. 

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Teens create mobile app to help citizens monitor law enforcement conduct

14-year-old high school freshman Caleb Christian grew concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news. He knew that while there were bad cops out there, good police officers also existed in various parts of the country. The problem was that he had no way of figuring out which communities were highly […]

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Google exec calls this 20-year-old ‘the best technology reviewer on the planet’

20-year-old Marques Brownlee is “the best technology reviewer on the planet.” It’s true. Especially when it comes to explaining new technologies to the average consumer. In fact, Brownlee’s reviews are so good that Google VP Vic Gundotra even recognized him. 

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16-year-old opens gym in neighborhood to combat violence

  16-year-old high school athlete Ross Torrance saw what was happening in his community and decided to help make a change. Torrance, from Miami, opened a gym in his neighborhood to help people in the area get fit. He hopes to give people in his neighborhood access to gym equipment that would help them lead healthier lives and […]

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Obama renames African Leaders Program after Nelson Mandela

President Obama will rename a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders after late former South African President Nelson Mandela. Obama is expected to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington. 

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19-year-old is on his way to curing colon cancer

And here’s another story that goes into the “Amazing 101″ file. A 19-year-old Chicago teenager may very well be on his way to curing colon cancer! Keven Stonewall, who works at in a Rush University lab while still in high school, revealed a critical age-related drawback in an experimental vaccine aimed at preventing colon cancer […]

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