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Md. Teacher Placed On Leave For Authoring Fictional Book On Mass School Shooting
  Patrick McLaw, 23, an 8th grade language arts teacher at Maryland’s Mace’s Lane Middle School, has been placed on leave after authoring “The Insurrectionist,” a…
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Councilman Michael Julian Bond Under Fire for Spending Habits
Councilman at-large Michael Julian Bond has come under intense scrutiny for the first time in his 20-year political career after an ethics officer filed a formal…
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
St. Paul Police Tase And Arrest Black Man Sitting In Skyway [VIDEO]

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Nigerian King Tells U.S. Investors Nation is Open for Business
When Oba (King) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo visited Detroit this week to meet with local business leaders and promote development projects in Nigeria, all were eager…
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Egyptian Newspaper Publishes Incredibly Racist Front Page
The Egyptian newspaper Youm7 shocked and disgusted readers Thursday with its front page headline that uses extremely racist language to describe the issue of African…
Mother of Bali murder suspect opens fundraising site
Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

ENTERTAINMENT

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Funniest Memes of ‘Love and Hip Hop Reunion Part II’ Fight
Arguably the most anticipated reality show episode of all time popped off Labor Day night with Joseline-and-Stevie-J fueled fight on “Love and Hip Hop Reunion Part…
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Nicki Minaj Dropping “The Pinkprint” On Black Friday
Could Nicki Minaj be establishing a pattern? Perhaps! It looks life you’ll be able to snag a copy of Nicki’s upcoming album, “The Pinkprint” during…
T.I. Shares His Plan To Make ‘ATL 2′ Happen [VIDEO]
Evan Ross, Son Of Diana Ross, Marries Ashley Simpson

POLITICS

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Illinois Issues Long-Awaited Fracking Rules For Oil And Gas Companies
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope…
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Quinn, Rauner rip each other on hiring, taxes
CHICAGO (AP) – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax…

BUSINESS

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Nintendo launching ‘amiibo’ with 12 characters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to “amiibo.” Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be…
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Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most…
US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent
Video games come of age as spectator sport

SPORTS

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‘Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions
ATLANTA (AP) — Time to get some answers about Alabama’s quarterback competition. Florida State transfer Jake Coker and fifth-year senior Blake Sims have been vying…
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Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will…
49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL
Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

HEALTH

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Study Suggests Reason Why Black Mothers Breastfeed Less Than White Moms
When it comes to breastfeeding, a persistent racial disparity exists: Black mothers have lower breastfeeding rates than white mothers. In 2010, 62 percent of American…
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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…
Third Doctor Dies From Ebola In Sierra Leone
Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

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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The Walls Group “Love On The Radio” [WORLD PREMIERE]
  Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah are on a fast track to music notoriety, but under the watchful eye and firm hands of parents who…
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Relationship Doctor On Call: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do But Sometimes….
So here’s a question, how many songs in the history of music were written about breaking up? That’s what I was thinking – Too Many…

FOCUS

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5 Reasons Why We’ll Always Remember Michael Jackson
We find it really hard to believe that it’s been five years since Michael Jackson passed away, especially with the release of his second posthumous album, “Xscape.” Who hasn’t…
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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…

CULTURE

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Amber Rose May Be The Best Wife On The Planet, EVER [VIDEO]
Amber Rose isn’t afraid to tell the world how she feels about her husband’s new #1 album – and to be clear, she’s feeling great! In…
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Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade Book Castle For Their Wedding!
  Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have picked the perfect spot for a fairytale wedding! The happy couple will be exchanging vows at Chateau Artisan…

VIEWS

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Emmett Till, Mike Brown, and a New Movement for an Old Law
Despite progress over the last century, for black people this country has failed to ever make good on its earliest and most basic democratic protection:…
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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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