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14-year-old boy risks life to save disabled man, dog from deadly fire

Because of Latrell McCockran’s bravery, a man is alive today. The 14-year-old Bay area teenager is being hailed as a hero after risking his life to save a disabled man and his dog from a burning building.

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White district sends black youth back to failing schools

Hundreds of mostly poor students of color will be sent back to their home districts next school year. The students used  controversial Missouri law to transfer out of the failing schools, to enter better schools in predominately white neighborhoods. 

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Video: 9-year-old girl courted by college basketball team

A 9-year-old girl who is super skilled in basketball is being scouted by the University of Miami Coral Gables. Jaden Newman, who is in the fourth grade, currently plays on her local high school’s varsity squad. She was sent an official recruitment letter and has already toured the campus.

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Gabby Douglas honored with wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Gymnast and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas became the first star to unveil her wax figure at San Francisco’s newest wax attraction, Madame Tussauds San Francisco.

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In first appearance, Englewood teen upsets in French Open

Tennis player Taylor Townsend ranks No. 205 in the world. She won her first-round match at the French Open, beating fellow American and 62nd ranked Vania King, 7-5, 6-1. 

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16-year-old sentenced to 15 years for robbery after judge changes mind

A 16-year-old Utah teen was sentenced to up to 15 years in a maximum security prison after a judge changed to terms of his plea agreement. Cooper Van Huizen pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree felony robbery for his role in a home invasion last year. 

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Members launch first Youth-led organization

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Youth members who were involved with Detroit-based YOUTH VOICE have started a new organization. YOUTH VOICE is a project of the Harriet Tubman Center. 

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Report: inner city youth suffer from ‘hood disease’, drastic effects on health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30 percent of inner city youth in Oakland suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Doctors at Harvard said they actually suffer from a more complex form of PTSD that some refer to as “hood disease.” 

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Voto Latino, MacArthur Foundation announces $500,000 VL Innovators Challenge

Voto Latino, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Google is teaming up to present the $500,000 VL Innovators Challenge. The tech competition will provide 10-15 Millennial-led projects that improve the lives of Latinos in the U.S. with $10,000-$100,000.

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Sixth person charged in death of Endia Martin

A sixth man has been charged in connection to the murder of 14-year-old Endia Martin. Floyd Evans is accused of illegally obtaining the gun used in the Monday afternoon shooting in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. 

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