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No debate: Doritos is latest to tie promotion to election

If they get their way, the big winners in the presidential debate Monday night won’t be beHillary Clinton or Donald Trump. It will be advertisers who are theming promotions or ads around the election. The latest is Frito-Lay’s Doritos brand, which is announcing that it is teaming with Rock the Vote for a promotion aimed at encouraging younger people to register to ...

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Ex-Wells Fargo bankers sue over firing amid fraud

Two former employees of Wells Fargo Bank have filed what could be the first of many cases against the bank, which is being scrutinized for alleged banking fraud. Regulators fined Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s largest banks, $185 million earlier this month for fraudulently opening more than two million deposit and credit card accounts that may not have been ...

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Challenging assignment for debate moderator Holt

Lester Holt’s gig at Hofstra University Monday evening won’t be his first rodeo as a presidential debate moderator. When the NBC Nightly News anchor co-hosted a Democratic primary debate in January with NBC colleague Andrea Mitchell, he mostly stuck to the conventional script. He read pre-written questions from postcards. He interrupted candidates when they went on too long. With the candidates ...

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NC Law That Limits Releasing Police Video Goes Into Effect Next Week

The shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott may very well be the last video police release in the state without a court order. A North Carolina law that goes into effect exactly one week after the Keith Lamont Scott police shooting video was released, effectively keeps the public from viewing or obtaining police video from dashboard or body cameras unless a ...

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UPDATE: Suspect in Wash. Mall Shooting Taken Into Custody

Police identified the lone shooter as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor, Wash. The man accused of fatally shooting five people in a Burlington, Wash., mall, is being held without bond and faces five counts of first-degree murder. The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor, Wash., was taken into custody on Saturday night in Oak Harbor, Wash., about 30 miles north ...

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A Historic Museum Featuring ‘A People’s Journey’ Opens on the National Mall

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture was everything we could hope for and more. Saturday morning marked a monumental day for America, a day many believed would never come—the opening day of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution. NMAAHC was established in 2003 under the authorization of President George W. ...

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NC governor Pat McCrory proves just how little he cares about black lives

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory held a press conference and removed any doubt that he cares little to nothing about black people. He disrespected and dismissed us openly, and he needs to go. At his press briefing on Friday afternoon, Gov. McCrory addressed the issues affecting his state that are most on the minds of North Carolinians and everyone else, ...

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Hundreds protest Andrew Jackson, Confederate monuments in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out Saturday in New Orleans historic French Quarter to protest a statue of Andrew Jackson and Confederate monuments in the city. New Orleans has been struggling with what to do with a number of Confederate-era monuments in the city. The City Council voted last year to remove four of the monuments after ...

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How to turn a 3% raise on a $60,000 salary into $479,000

Lots of people wait for an opportunity to finally save money. But when that opportunity arrives, it all of a sudden doesn’t feel like an opportunity, thus they wait for the next opportunity. And before they know it, it’s too late. “I’ll save money when I have more money to save” isn’t exactly an original excuse. I hear it all ...

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12 tips for keeping your wedding on budget

You are getting married. Congratulations! You may know what you want to have for your special day, but your caviar dreams probably can’t be met on your beer budget. While your wedding should be your dream come true, it should also not send you into mountains of debt either. Here are some things you can consider doing to help keep ...

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