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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NRA blames everything except guns: Outdated video games, hurricanes and corporate media led to New Town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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President Named Time Magazine’s ‘Person Of The Year’

  NEW YORK — President Barack Obama  has been named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2012.   “We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America,” Time Editor Rick Stengel told NBC’s “Today” show, where he announced the selection on Wednesday.   The short list for the honor included Malala Y ...

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Obama at Newtown vigil: ‘God has called them all home’

The president spoke at a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut ...

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Florida Leaders Propose Tuition Deal

Florida's universities are looking to make a deal with state lawmakers on tuition increases. On Wednesday morning, university presidents from across Florida gathered at the state Capitol and announced that they will guarantee no tuition increases next year if the state Legislature sets aside an extra $118 million for the schools. The $118 million represents the same amount of money that would be generated i ...

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FAMU asks lawsuit from hazing death be dismissed

  University attorney Richard Mitchell said Champion wasn't forced to board a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel where the hazing took place. He was an adult able to make his own decisions at age 26, and he had risen through the ranks of the famed Marching 100 band without taking part in hazing until that fateful night in November 2011, Mitchell said. Champion's willingness to take part in an illegal ...

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