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This Cop Oversaw The Torture Of More Than 100 Black Men. Now He’s Out After Less Than 4 Years In Jail.

An ex-police commander who oversaw the torture of more than 100 black men in Chicago police custody walked out of federal prison Thursday, after serving just three and a half years of his sentence. Jon Burge left the minimum-security prison in North Carolina to report to a halfway house in ...

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Black Voters’ Disenchantment Could Mean Trouble For Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city’s February election. Emanuel easily won the ...

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Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corroding American Society

The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness ...

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Only Half Of Gay And Bisexual Men With HIV Are Getting The Care They Need

We’ve got some of the most powerful antiretroviral HIV drugs at our disposal, capable of preventing AIDS and prolonging life to near-normal expectancy, but they’re only reaching a fraction of the people who need it. A disturbing report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that ...

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Obama Acknowledges Ferguson Was An International Embarrassment

Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, President Barack Obama cited the racial strife in Ferguson, Missouri, as an example of where America has “failed to live up to our ideals.” Obama was giving a much-anticipated address on global leadership, where he laid out his justification for the United ...

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How HBCUs Respond to a Call for Inclusion of LGBT Students

For many who choose to attend an HBCU, the decision is about far more than just academics. Since the first HBCUs opened their doors in the years before the Civil War, they have offered black students an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in a space they can be certain will ...

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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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