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Arizona Republican Advises Sterilizing Women On Welfare
Former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (pictured) is now also former vice chair to the Arizona Republican Party, after making the mistake of exposing just…
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Trials Begins For Cop Who Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones
DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police team failed to follow his training when he stormed a house looking for a murder…
Most Whites Believe Ferguson Cop Was Justified in Killing Michael Brown
So What Happens to the Summerhill Neighborhood After the Braves Leave?

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WORLD NEWS

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Sierra Leone To Shut Down For 3 Days To Slow Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers crowded the streets and markets of Sierra Leone’s capital Thursday, stocking up for a three-day shutdown when volunteers will…
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Obama Reaffirms Opposition To US Combat In Iraq
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group,…
Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since
Pistorius Could Get 15 Years For Culpable Homicide

ENTERTAINMENT

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Reality Star Opens Up About Surviving Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women and accounts for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. There is no reliable screening…
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Dwyane Wade Says Stern Helped With Fashion Sense
NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA – well, at least for Dwyane Wade. The…
The Film Strip: Riveting ‘Beyond the Lights’ Opens Urbanworld Film Festival
Lawyer: Marvin Gaye’s Estate Exploited Robin Thicke’s ‘Personal Vulnerability’

POLITICS

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Only 4 States Will See Cuts To Food Stamps
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans…
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Obama Opens Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign from the White House Friday,…

BUSINESS

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US Homebuilder Confidence Soars In September
U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. The brighter outlook reflects…
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African Americans, Latinos Really Don’t Trust The Media To Tell Their Stories Well [VIDEO]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don’t fully trust the media to portray their communities…
Apple: Record 4M Orders Of IPhones On 1st Day
Chicago Seaway Bank’s New CEO Discusses Personal Journey to Top

SPORTS

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Lo Lo Jones Says She’s Sick of Being Slandered, Slammed after Early ‘DWTS’ Exit
Lolo Jones says she felt “broken, unlovable” and “embarrassed” after she was eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” Tuesday night and penned an emotional letter…
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Another Wife Beater?!? NFL’s Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Domestic Violence
Just when you thought it was safe, stupidity rises up yet again like a shark’s fin and bites the NFL when it’s already bleeding badly.…
What Vulgarity Jameis Winston Uttered to Get Suspended; Twitter Reacts
Baseball legends honored at Atlanta City Hall

HEALTH

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CDC Tells Healthy Adults Not To Forget Flu Vaccine
WASHINGTON (AP) — Think the flu’s only a big threat to kids and seniors? Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults…
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Ebola Survivor: No Time To Waste As Obama Ups Aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who survived Ebola said there’s no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up…
Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes
Uninsured Rate Drops To Lowest Level Since The ’90s

EDITORS PICKS

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Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since
On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They…

FEATURES

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In Chicago, Hoops Tournament Helps Heal, Provides Hope
Almost three years ago, I joined Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church on his weekly community walk on the South Side of Chicago. Father…

FAITH

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Traci Braxton: ‘I Fell In Love All Over Again’
Although widely known as a cast member of WEtv’s hit series’ Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars and Braxton Family Values, Braxton is finally ready to…
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Gospel Music Artists Zie’l Take The Hot Seat! [VIDEO]
Psalm 98:4 instructs us to “burst into jubilant song with music.”  The gospel troupe, Zie’l (pronounced Zeye-El) is doing just that as they burst onto…

FOCUS

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45 Million Americans Still Stuck Below Poverty Line: Census
Despite five years of economic recovery, poverty is still stubbornly high in America. More than 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans, lived…
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Witnesses To Michael Brown Shooting Tell The Same Basic Story About His Death (VIDEO)
WASHINGTON — The people who saw Michael Brown die all tell a similar story. Several named witnesses have said that Brown was fleeing when Ferguson,…

CULTURE

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Common and 50 Cent Lose Loved Ones
There’s an old belief that death comes in threes. It’s always sad when such prophecies come to light, as two of hip-hop’s heavyweights recently lost…
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How You Doin’?! Sherri Shepherd Jokes About Divorce & Dating Rumors On ‘Wendy’
Sherri Shepherd is a little freaked out that her ex-husbands are teaming up and forming a little alliance. The Cinderella star dropped by “The Wendy…

VIEWS

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Eric Holder: Ferguson Shooting Made It ‘Clear’ We Needed A Study On Police Bias
WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study…
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Much Ado About Theatrics: ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Gets to Follow the Rules Too
I’ll be the first person in a dogfight to throw down for equal justice and constitutional rights under the law for all people. I’ve been…

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