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Va. Gunman May Have Worked as a Male Escort and Other Strange Findings From the WDBJ Shooting

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Since the fatal shootings that took the lives of WDBJ7 TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward and wounded interviewee Vicki Gardner, several weird storylines have emerged. Early Wednesday morning, Vester Lee Flanagan II, reportedly upset over being fired from Virginia news station WDBJ7 in 2013 as well as the June church massacre in Charleston, S.C., targeted two of his former ...

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Driver Who Flew Confederate Flag From Vehicle Runs Over 4-Year-Old Black Boy, Gets Beaten: Report

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A group of 10 witnesses reportedly assaulted the 18-year-old driver, known only as “Ryan,” after he allegedly ran over 4-year-old Damajae Winn. A white, 18-year-old driver in Minnesota was reportedly beaten by 10 people after he allegedly ran over a 4-year-old black child, the Daily Mail reports. The teen, identified only as “Ryan,” reportedly was known for flying a Confederate ...

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Restraint over sharing Virginia shooting video urged

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The online reaction spread quickly as expected after a killer posted video of his attack on two former co-workers in the midst of a live news broadcast. Yet the social media response after Wednesday’s killings in Virginia, which at first seemed perfectly tailored to the internet’s instant-sharing culture, did not go entirely viral. Shocked Twitter and ...

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Father of Slain Reporter Alison Parker: Find Way to ‘Keep Crazy People From Getting Guns’

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The father of the Virginia reporter shot to death on live television said Thursday he won’t rest until the country finds a way to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illness. Andy Parker, the father of Alison Parker, said his grief has turned to anger “because how many times are we going to see an incident ...

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Derrick Rose sued for ‘gang rape’ by ex-lover

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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is being sued by a woman who claims Rose and two friends drugged and raped her. According to documents obtained by TMZ, the plaintiff alleges that during the time that the two were dating (2011-2013), Rose had tried to pressure her into allowing him to have sex with her friends, participating in sexual acts with ...

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Black Women’s Book Club Kicked Off Napa Wine Train for Laughing While Black Gets Apology

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The Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club, whose members were escorted off the train Saturday for “laughing too loud,” is contemplating its legal options. The African-American book club that was booted from California’s Napa Valley Wine Train Saturday for what has been dubbed “laughing while black” was given a public apology Tuesday from the company’s CEO. “The Napa Valley Wine ...

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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

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Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said. Boynton Robinson was among those beaten during the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in March 1965 ...

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Hero Anthony Sadler hits ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Paris red carpet, returns home

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An American college student who along with two friends helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California. A relaxed Anthony Sadler, 23, walked off a commercial plane at Sacramento International Airport accompanied by his parents Tuesday. The Sacramento State University student, dressed in black shorts and ...

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Everything we know about VA shooter Bryce Williams

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Wednesday afternoon, Vester L. Flanagan II — also known Bryce Williams — died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after allegedly shooting two WDBJ-TV journalists — on-air reporter Alison Parker and her photographer Adam Ward. As friends, family and colleagues grapple with the unforeseeable tragedy that took the lives of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the two prevailing questions continue to be, “Who ...

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Sex, Love and Peace: The Benefits of Exercising With Your Boo

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Not only can you tone your body and de-stress your mind, but you can also improve your love life when you hit the gym as a couple. Not motivated to hit the gym? Having a hard time sticking to your workout plan? Might be time to recruit your boo! In fact, studies show that couples who work out togetherincrease their ...

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