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Chicago Woman Stabbed to Death on CTA Red Line

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Witnesses to the gruesome crime said the unidentified person of interest asked the woman a question about having children. When the woman responded, “No,” he started stabbing her. Police have taken into custody a person of interest after the fatal stabbing of a woman on a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line train on the South Side, WLS reports. The still-unidentified woman ...

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Tenn. Teen Offers to Carry Groceries in Exchange for Food, Receives Outpouring of Support

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When Memphis, Tenn., resident Matt White set out to help 16-year-old Chauncy Jones Black, who was offering to help carry his groceries in exchange for food, he didn’t predict the outpouring of help he would get. Chauncy Jones Black, 16, is well on his way to getting the help he needs to build a better life for himself since he ...

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Bernie Sanders: ‘It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — What about Bernie? Sanders was mathematically eliminated from the Democratic presidential race earlier this month, but the Vermont senator isn’t ready to bow out and that means highly trained Secret Service agents shadow his every move at a cost to taxpayers of tens of thousands of dollars a day. –Danny Glover Compares Bernie Sanders‘ Run to MLK’s ...

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Rainbow Push to hold annual convention, Hillary Clinton to attend

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The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund are holding their 45th annual convention on human rights this summer, and Hillary Clinton is schedule to be a keynote speaker. The convention, which will take place from June 25 to June 29 in Chicago, is titled “A More Perfect Union: from Freedom to Voting Rights to Economic Justice” and will include, among other ...

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Why I Laughed at My Best Friend for Crying at His Wedding (and Then Cried at My Own)

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I just didn’t understand until I was standing where he had once stood. Mentions of #RelationshipGoals were at an all-time high recently because of this viral video of a crying groom that gave everyone all the feels. If somehow you were actually living life and missed it, here’s a quick rundown: Gabriel Deku burst into tears at the mere sight of ...

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A Short List of the Smartest Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event at Trump SoHo Hotel, June 22, 2016 in New York City. Trump's remarks focused on criticisms of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

And I do mean short. Donald Trump is an idiot. I mean, he has to be, right? The amount of vitriol that has spewed out of this man’s sorry excuse for lips over the course of his run for the White House is the thing of legend. Trump has offended Mexicans, “the Blacks,” Muslims, women, our intelligence and entire countries, ...

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Gay Man Says Orlando, Fla., Killer Sought Revenge

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“Miguel” tells Univision of Omar Mateen’s grudge against Latino men. “Omar Mateen, the Muslim gunman who committed the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, was ‘100 percent’ gay and bore a grudge against Latino men because he felt used by them, according to a man who says he was his lover for two months,” Univision reported Tuesday. “ ‘I’ve cried like ...

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Mother arrested for beating children after they robbed a house

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A Louisiana mother says she thought she was doing the right thing by whipping her children after they broke into a neighboring home. Earlier this week, Schaquana Spears, 30, was arrested on child cruelty charges after her 13-year-old son reported to detectives that he had been struck multiple times with an RCA cord.  The child had marks on his arms, across his chest and ...

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Officer who drove van acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray death

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge acquitted a police van driver of all charges including “depraved-heart” murder on Thursday in the death of 25-year-old arrestee Freddie Gray, whose broken neck on the way to the station set off Baltimore’s worst riots in decades. –Another Day, Another Officer Acquitted in the Death of an Unarmed Black Man Six officers were charged in ...

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Supreme Court backs use of affirmative action in college admissions case

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for affirmative action, a divided Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race. The justices voted in favor of the Texas program by a 4-3 vote, an outcome that was dramatically altered by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, who opposed affirmative action. The university ...

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