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Government Warns U.S. Retailers about Hacking Software
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer…
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Ferguson Cop Who Pushes Don Lemon Suspended For Racist Video
A police officer in Ferguson who was captured on video pushing CNN’s Don Lemon, a black television host, during live coverage of protests this week…
Ferguson Grand Jury is Almost All White
The Grand Jury In Michael Brown Shooting Case Is Mostly White

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WORLD NEWS

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Liberia president declares Ebola curfew
  MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late…
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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
  NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate…
Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants
Ebola Health Workers Battle Death, Heat, Rumors

ENTERTAINMENT

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Kathy Griffin to Minaj: I Want a Booty Challenge
NEW YORK (AP) — While most people are inviting friends to complete the ice bucket challenge, Kathy Griffin has another proposal for Nicki Minaj: a…
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NFL, RAPPER MIA REACH SETTLEMENT
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the…
Artist Tribute To Mike Brown
Talib Kweli Talks Ferguson On ‘NewsOne Now’

POLITICS

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Ryan says He’d Love to See Romney Run Again
CHICAGO (AP) – Congressman Paul Ryan is weighing a presidential bid but says he would love to see Mitt Romney run again. The former Massachusetts…
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US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don’t look for U.S.…

BUSINESS

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‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination
Tatsha Robertson, 48, was the only Black senior editor People magazine has ever had. Following her being laid off in May, Robertson filed a lawsuit claiming she was…
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Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Offer
Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators.…
Bank of America Settlement Likely to Benefit Few
Talib Kweli Takes Don Lemon, CNN To Task For Ferguson Coverage

SPORTS

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Fans Start Petition to Make Floyd Mayweather Read: Want Champ to See ‘Reading Rainbow’
The abject humiliation of boxing champ Floyd Mayweather over his poor reading skills continue unabated. Hilariously, fans started a petition on Change.org to actually force…
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The Chicago Cubs presents HBCU Day in association with 17th annual Chicago Football Classic
In association with the 17th Chicago Football Classic The Chicago Cubs present HBCU Day @ Wrigley Field Sunday, September 21, 1:20 p.m. Come represent your…
Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season
Law aims to prevent student athlete concussions

HEALTH

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US won’t reveal records on health website security
  WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over “speculative or abstract fears,” the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly…
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Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems
  CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families,…
Ebola Health Workers Battle Death, Heat, Rumors
Liberia Gets Ebola Drug; Ponders Who Should Get It

EDITORS PICKS

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Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover
Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports Illustrated,…

FEATURES

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Jackie Robinson West Viewing Party [Photos]
More than 500 Chicagoans rooted for the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars team at a viewing party Thursday at the Jackie Robinson Field. They watched as…

FAITH

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Praise Diaries Entry #5: Donnie McClurkin Rejoices ‘We’re Just Going To Have A Wonderful Time.
Donnie McClurkin is ready for the road!  He and Fred have been very reflective of their time. They have seen some interesting times in gospel music.…
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Rance Allen Group Unleashes Crisp, New Sound
Yes. You’ve heard the buzz that the legendary Rance Allen Group has been in the studio and the group’s debut single “A Lil’ Louder (Clap…

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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This Man Has Mad Rhythm, And His Love For Tap Dancing And Community Speaks Volumes
Bril Barrett was just 5 years old — or 4, according to his mother — when he met the love of his life: tap dance…READ…
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21 Numbers That Will Help You Understand Why Ferguson Is About More Than Michael Brown
The shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown has sparked nationwide protest and outrage as the country continues to grapple with its history of…

VIEWS

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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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Dear White Moms
Dear White Mom: I’m writing this to you as a friend, as a dear friend. We’ve shared so much over the years, before kids —…

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