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Police Shoot And Kill Suspect in Jennings, Missouri, 5 Miles From Ferguson Scene

A police chief in suburban St. Louis says two officers fired 25 shots during the fatal shooting of a rifle-wielding man they were chasing on foot. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Jennings, less than 5 miles from the site of the fatal Ferguson police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown ...

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Wisconsin Republican Drops Out Of State Assembly Race Over ‘F*gs,’ ‘N***ers’ Remarks

A 19-year-old Wisconsin Republican running for state assembly dropped out of his race after admitting to using offensive language on social media. On Sept. 11, Jacob Dorsey apologized for a “hurtful” tweet that said, “f*gs need 2 leave my favorite state alone.” He dropped out of the race Wednesday after ...

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Meet The Incredible Woman Who Has Changed The Lives Of Nearly Two Dozen Foster Kids

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define FamilyTM” series installment features an interview with Mary Keane, age 65, of New York City, who found her interest in supporting teenagers in the foster care system snowballed from one youth to taking in almost two dozen. At age 50, ...

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Obama: U.S. Will ‘Intensify’ Sanctions On Russia

President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States will join the European Union in imposing tougher sanctions on Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors after Moscow sent troops into eastern Ukraine last month, and will provide details on the new steps on Friday. “These measures will increase Russia’s political ...

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Hawks Owner Bruce Levenson To Sell Team After Telling NBA About Racially Charged 2012 Email

Less than one month after the Clippers’ sale ended Donald Sterling’s ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner. Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, thanks in part to an inflammatory ...

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The Economist Admits Slavery Was Pretty ‘Evil’ After All

The Economist withdrew a nearly comically misguided piece of writing from its website on Friday, admitting that a book review that called for a more objective treatment of slavery should never have made it through the editing process. The magazine had published the review of Edward Baptist’s book “The Half ...

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Michelle Obama Should Launch A ‘Fight Obesity, Go Straight’ Campaign, Bryan Fischer Claims

The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer suggested Michelle Obama revise her childhood obesity initiative to include an anti-gay component. Fischer, whose opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes is well-established, pointed to a National Institutes of Health study which will reportedly examine why lesbians have a higher obesity ...

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Ferguson Protesters Hope To Transform Anger Into Change

Hundreds of demonstrators tracked through pouring rain and blistering heat on Saturday, calling for accountability for the officer who gunned down an unarmed 18-year-old here three weeks ago and for broader policing reforms. The death of Michael Brown and the aggressive police response to the demonstrations that followed have sparked ...

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2014 D.C. Mix to Join Hundreds of the Nation’s Urban Professionals

Hundreds of urban professionals from across the U.S. will convene in the nation’s capital Aug. 29-Sept. 1 for the D.C. Mix. The annual event features networking opportunities, workshops and parties across the D.C. region. Grammy nominated singer Raheem DeVaughn will also be the featured host for the event. For more ...

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Ferguson Fights For Justice Beyond Mike Brown’s Death

This small St. Louis suburb has been transformed over the past two weeks. Hundreds of people turn out every night to march up and down West Florissant Avenue demanding justice, accountability and a voice in the decisions made on their behalf. Businesses have been closing early just to avoid any ...

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