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It Gets Better: Jobs 8 Celebrities Worked Before Fame

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Even some of the world’s most famous people worked odd jobs before making it big and living their dreams. So you’re stuck in a job you hate, staring at the lights above your cubicle and playing a rousing game of left eye-right eye while you wait to clock out. This is not what you imagined doing in your 20s. After ...

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Seattle Woman Punched by Cop During Arrest Files $1,000,000 Lawsuit

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Miyekko Durden-Bosley, 23, suffered a fractured eye socket in the June 22 incident, which was captured on police video. A Seattle woman who was punched in the face by a police officer during an arrest on charges of domestic violence has filed a $1 million claim against the city, saying her rights were violated, the city clerk’s office said Friday, ...

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Baltimore Cops Admit Failing to Provide Freddie Gray With Medical Treatment

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Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says the police van transporting Gray made three stops, including one to pick up a second prisoner, before officers called for an ambulance. In an admission that came after a week of protests demanding information about what happened during the arrest of Freddie Gray by police officers in Baltimore, Md., the police chief on Friday ...

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Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade

Joe Biden And Elizabeth Warren Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference

WASHINGTON — Progressive Democrats have been hoping to see a showdown between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton for years. Instead, they’re getting a public feud between the senator from Massachusetts and President Barack Obama. Obama accused Warren and congressional Democrats on Friday of being “dishonest” and spreading “misinformation” about the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a trade pact the administration is negotiating ...

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In Newly Released Video, Unarmed Black Man Had Cellphone in Hand When Shot by Fla. Deputy

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Dontrell Stephens was paralyzed from the waist down in the September 2013 shooting. Newly released dash-cam video has resulted in a lawsuit for one unarmed black man who was shot four times in the back by a Palm Beach sheriff’s deputy in Florida in September 2013, WPTV reports. Dontrell Stephens is seen riding his bike and talking on his phone ...

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Va. Jail Bans Use of Tasers After Female Inmate Dies

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Natasha McKenna was cuffed and shackled while being prepared for medical transport when she was reportedly shocked several times. Virginia’s Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office now prohibits the use of Tasers at its jail after a mentally ill inmate died after being shocked four times while being prepared for medical transport, WUSA 9 reports. Natasha McKenna, 37, was shocked several times ...

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Watch: Teen Suffered Brutal Treatment at Rikers Island

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Kalief Browder was abused by a guard and fellow inmates during his three-year stint at the New York City jail for a case that was ultimately dismissed. May 2010 was the beginning of Kalief Browder’s three-year horror story inside Rikers Island, the notorious jail complex in New York City. He had been arrested in the Bronx for allegedly stealing a ...

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Woman shot, her children’s father says he’s now ‘stuck’ with kids

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Sunday night, shots rang out in the Grand Park neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. Three people were shot and police say the suspect is still at large. Twenty-four-year-old Lanay Davis, a mother of two, was one of those shot and is currently recovering in the hospital. She told News4Jax she feels “lucky to be alive.” “Whoever it was, they just came up and ...

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America’s 1.5 million missing black men is nothing short of genocide

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Where have all the brothers gone? The numbers are staggering. According to a report in The New York Times, black women between the ages of 25 and 54 outnumberblack men by 1.5 million, based on an analysis of data from the 2010 U.S. Census. There were 7.046 black men of that age group not incarcerated, to 8.503 black women. To ...

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FAMU Hazing-Death Trial of Last 3 Defendants Is Under Way

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Robert Champion’s father said that he hates to see anyone go to prison, but hazing must end. A Florida jury is hearing testimony in the trial of the last three former Florida A&M University band members charged in the hazing death of Robert Champion. The defendants—Benjamin McNamee, 24; Aaron Golson, 22; and Darryl Cearnel, 28—are being tried together, the Orlando Sentinel ...

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