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Problems linger in Baltimore

Baltimore’s curfew has been lifted, the officers have been charged, and Freddie Gray has been laid to rest. But the underlying causes of the protests around his homicide remain. ...

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From B*%$#s!! to H*&s to ‘colorful cockroaches’

As he explains why they are surely going to fail and why he won’t give them money, O’Leary refers to them as “colorful cockroaches,” which was entirely unnecessary for him to get his point across. ...

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America’s oldest vet is turning 109, he celebrated with cigars and burgers

World War II veteran and Austin resident Richard Overton celebrated at an outdoor party on Sunday, surrounded by neighbors, friends and local dignitaries who lit up cigars and wished him well, local media reported. ...

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New Attorney General tackles police brutality case

On the same day that Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd United States Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer in the nation, about 40 miles north of Washington, D.C., pockets of “Charm City” descended into lawlessness in response to decades of police corruption and brutality in poor, Black communities in Baltimore. ...

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Justice not delayed in Baltimore

Three extremely qualified African American women are at the forefront of making certain that Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of police in Baltimore will not go unpunished. ...

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After charges filed and curfew lifted, Baltimore regroups

After charges filed and curfew lifted, Baltimore regroups ...

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Eighteen Black mothers wonder if hospital stole their babies

Eighteen Black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at a St. Louis hospital now wonder if the infants were taken away by hospital officials to be raised by other families. ...

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Blacks lag in accessing high-speed internet

As education, jobs, and the national and global economy go digital, people without broadband (high-speed Internet) access risk being left behind. This disparity in who’s online and who isn’t is often called the digital divide – and Blacks and Latinos are more likely to be in the latter group. ...

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Why Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is being told to resign

The representative felt that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had failed to tackle social issues adequately and made an inappropriate comment, although her officials claim the quote was taken out of context. ...

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