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#BlackLivesMatter Ride: Hundreds Traveling From Across The US To St. Louis On Labor Day Weekend
  On August 28th, the “Black Lives Matters Ride” (BLM Ride) a national advocacy effort of #BlackLivesMatter, will bring concerned citizens from across the country…
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Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of…
Marc Lamont Hill Defends Floyd Mayweather After 50 Cent’s ALS Reading Challenge
How Did America’s Police Departments Lose Loads Of Military-Issued Weapons? [VIDEO]

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Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks…
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Third Doctor Dies From Ebola In Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried…
Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash
Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

ENTERTAINMENT

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ESPN Apologizes For Michael Sam Shower Report, But Why Was It Even A Topic?!
ESPN is doing some damage control after a report about how openly gay NFL player Michael Sam is doing with his prospective team. A fly…
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Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to gun charge
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation…
Black Folks And The Great Outdoors [VIDEO]
Charles Belk Describes Being Misidentified And Accused Of Bank Robbery By Police

POLITICS

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Quinn Vetoes State Ride-Sharing Regulations
CHICAGO (AP) – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat…
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Obama Back in DC Amid Crisis, As if He Never Left
WASHINGTON (AP) — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, “What is it about August?” Indeed, this sultry month usually…

BUSINESS

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Video games come of age as spectator sport
NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades,…
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American, US Airways Will Stop Listing On Orbitz
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the…
Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish
Amazon to Buy Video Game Streaming Platform

SPORTS

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NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril. The Browns…
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Chicago Gives Jackie Robinson West Team Parade and Rally
The game is over, but not the excitement for the Jackie Robinson West team. The City of Chicago gave them a parade Wednesday that ended…
Experts Want To See NFL Act On Domestic Violence
Clippers Sign Doc Rivers To Contract Extension

HEALTH

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Three Ways Insurers Can Discourage Sick From Enrolling
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there’s still wiggle room for them to discourage…
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Third Doctor Dies From Ebola In Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried…
Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs
Heart Group: E-Cigarettes Might Help Smokers Quit

EDITORS PICKS

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Chicago celebrates Jackie Robinson West with parade
The Jackie Robinson West Team may not have won the Little League World Series, but Chicago is still treating them like stars. Hopefully the young…

FEATURES

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“The Doctors” Rachael Ross Shoots Episode in Englewood, Does Yoga with “I am Chicago” Youth
Dr. Rachael Ross from the popular TV-sitcom   The Doctors chose the Englewood community to shoot an episode for Season 7, which airs Sept. 8.…

FAITH

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Inspirational Song Of The Day: Lecrae ‘Nuthin
If you want to be a good person, you must look at what you think of what characterizes a good person. We are living in…
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My Life After Sunday Best….
You would think that after being on a nationally syndicated television show for about two months straight with approximately 3 million people around the world…

FOCUS

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Race and Beyond: Will The Troubles in Ferguson Point Toward a New Way Forward?
Perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself by writing a presumptuous summation of the turmoil roiling the streets of suburban St. Louis. After all, it’s been…
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Knowing Your Government: What Is Freedom Of The Press
Transparency is key to the American way of life. Today, here at home and around the world … the struggle is intense to control information…

CULTURE

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Ciara Goes Into Hiding After Failed Engagement? Doesn’t Look Like it!
Ciara‘s not really trying to answer any questions about the details of her breakup with former fiancé Future, but has she gone into hiding? Sadly…
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Was Kevin Hart’s Proposal To Eniko Parrish Shade To His Ex-Wife? [VIDEO]
Sure, Kevin. You chose that day to propose to Eniko Parrish, because it was her birthday. It had nothing to do with a certain show premiere. Pure coincidence, right? Watch…

VIEWS

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Review: The case against binge-watching TV
LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) — It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching…
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May the Odds Be (Never) in Minorities’ Favor? Breaking Down the Risk-Based Sentencing Divide
Attorney General Eric Holder recently stirred up a small hornet’s nest in the world of sentencing reform when he called for more research on risk-based…

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