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Detroit Man Faces Jail for Refusing to Pay Child Support for Child Who Is Not His

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Carnell Alexander has been on a crusade to clear his name after learning that he owed some $30,000 in child support even though a DNA test proves that he is not the father. The state is still after a Detroit man who has been ordered to pay $30,000 in back child support for a child he says is not his, ...

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CBS Sports Analyst Greg Anthony Caught in Sting, Agreed to Pay Escort $80 for Sex

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The former NBA player had no idea that the woman who showed up to his hotel room posing as an escort was actually an undercover police officer. Greg Anthony’s days as a CBS sports commentator have been on hold since he was suspended indefinitely after news broke that the former NBA player had been arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Now ...

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Famed civil rights protesters ‘Friendship Nine’ to have arrest records erased

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nineblack men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers. That criminal record will soon be erased. On Wednesday, a prosecutor is expected to ask a judge to vacate the arrests and convictions ...

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ABC Orders Crime Thriller From Shonda Rhimes, 1 More Drama & 2 Comedy Pilots

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ABC has picked up four more pilots for their 2015-16 season, including a new drama from “TGIT” queen Shonda Rhimes. All pilots hail from ABC Studios. “The Catch” from Shondaland’s Rhimes and Betsy Beers follows a female forensic accountant whose career specialty is exposing fraud for a living. Much like the leading ladies of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to ...

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York man arrested for shooting teen over snowballs

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Police in York have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the shooting of a teenager on Saturday afternoon. Jerquan Dickson, of the 1000 block of West King Street, is facing two counts of felony Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. According to charging documents, police were dispatched to the area of East King Street and Pine Street at ...

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3 Missouri Teens Charged in Murder of 14-Year-Old Girl

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Alexis Kane, 14, was shot multiple times by each of the suspects, who have been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Three Kansas City, Mo., teenagers have been charged in the grisly murder of an eighth-grader whom they allegedly beat up before taking turns shooting the young girl, KCTV reports. Alexis Kane’s body was found Jan. 11 outside ...

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Kendrick Johnson’s parents in court over protest

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VALDOSTA, Ga. — The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the Valdosta teen found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school, will appear in court in Lowndes County Monday morning. Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson face charges of civil disobedience stemming from an April 2013 protest. According to the family’s attorney, the Johnsons are accused of blocking the entrance to ...

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Jill Scott & Eve dissect Iggy Azalea’s Black accent

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Jill Scott and Eve have been making the rounds to promote their new Lifetime movie With This Ring, and on Friday, they were guests of Shade 45’s Sway In The Morningwith host Sway Calloway. After catching up and exchanging pleasantries with Sway, the subject turned to cultural appropriation in the music industry. These days, it seems impossible to breach that topic without discussing ...

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Southern Baptist leaders call for integration as two-thirds of church-goers resist it

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Leaders of the largest U.S. Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist Convention congregations. The Rev. Russell Moore, who leads the Southern Baptist’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, is one of several white ...

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Pa. Man Paralyzed in Police Shooting Will Not Face 2nd Trial

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Leon Ford Jr., 21, of Pittsburgh was shot five times during a traffic stop in November 2012. Nearly two years after Pittsburgh police shot Leon Ford Jr. five times during a traffic stop, leaving him paralyzed, prosecutors announced Friday that Ford would not face a second trial on charges stemming from the incident, BET reports. The 2012 shooting generated one ...

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