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Mamie Rearden: Oldest Living US Citizen Dies At 114

A 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died, two of her daughters said Saturday. Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, who held the title as the country’s oldest person for about two weeks, died Wednesday at a hospital in Augusta, Ga., said Sara Rearden of Burtonsville, Md., and Janie Ruth Osborne of Edgefield. They said their mother broke her hip after a fall about three weeks ...

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FAMU HAZING CONTROLS WERE WEAK

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By BRANDON LARRABEE THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 28, 2012..........Safeguards against hazing at Florida A&M University were not strong enough in the lead-up to the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, but inflammatory accusations that university leaders recklessly ignored calls for action by the former band director can't be proven, according to a new report by a F ...

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Twas’ 11 days before Christmas…

Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate. ...

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Unemployed Black woman pretends to be white, job offers suddenly skyrocket

At times, I would mark off that I was a Black female, but then I thought, this might be hurting my chances of getting employed, so I started selecting the “decline to identify” option instead. That still had no effect on my getting a job ...

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NRA blames everything except guns: Outdated video games, hurricanes and corporate media led to New Town

In a news conference repeatedly interrupted by protesters blaming the NRA for “killing our kids,” LaPierre shoveled out blame far and wide, going after reporters for glorifying killers like Adam Lanza, violent movies, video games, and music videos. ...

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National Rifle Association misfires again

National Rifle Association finally revealed last week what it was willing to do to help curb gun violence in schools, it fired a blank. ...

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Obama is Time’s person of the year, but…

President Barack Obama is Time magazine’s Person of The Year for the second time, the magazine announced. He also earned the honor in 2008 after his first election to the presidency. ...

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Blacks poised to own smaller share of media outlets

According to the FCC report, Blacks owned 231 broadcast stations in 2011, including television and radio outlets, a fraction of the 9,610 broadcast stations owned by whites. Blacks owned majority shares in just 10 (0.7 percent) full power commercial television stations (FPTV), down from 12 (1 percent) owned in 2009. ...

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