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Police Release #AlfredOlango Videos, Sister Heard Shrieking, ‘Don’t Shoot Him!’

El Cajon, Calif., has been the site of heated protest since Olango was shot by police on Tuesday; the police chief there said he released the videos “in the spirit of community calm and peace.” El Cajon, Calif. police released two short videos of the shooting death of Alfred Olango, on Friday, “for the sake of the well-being of the community,” ...

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New Video Reveals Sacramento, Calif., Police Tried To Run Over Black Man Before Fatally Shooting Him

The disturbing incident—even condemned by one of the officer’s brothers—was apparently even worse than initially thought, as departmental video shows that the officers tried to run Joseph Mann over twice. According to recently released dash-cam video from a July altercation, two Sacramento, Calif., police officers attempted to run over an African-American homeless man—twice—before they shot and killed him in a ...

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Teen facing trial for grabbing carton of milk from lunch line

Ryan Turk had just gone through the lunch line at Graham Park Middle School when he realized that he had forgotten to get a milk carton with his meal, and he went back to the line to get it. Because Turk receives free lunches at the school, he thought he could just jump into the line and quickly grab the milk ...

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Meteorologist turns up with his best friend during weather segment, spreads #blackjoy

Need to lift your spirits? Meteorologist Ted Phaeton and his friend Charles Russ are giving us life in a new viral dance video that makes you want to tag a friend and do it too. The clip shows Phaeton and Russ in front of a weather screen doing the #tzanthemchallenge and a bunch of different hot moves. The video already has earned more ...

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March planned in memory of Alfred Olango

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango’s family. The event comes a day after two videos of the shootingwere released by authorities, something the family and community leaders in El ...

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Many autoworkers like Trump. But his Ford-bashing — not so much.

WAYNE, Mich. — Ford Motor worker Chris Burns likes Donald Trump and supports him, but he says the Republican nominee is misguided when it comes to his longtime employer, the nation’s second largest automaker. The 46-year-old worker at Ford’s big auto assembly plant here believes the nation’s trade agreement with Mexico needs to be fixed or changed. But Burns thinks Trump ...

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6 key facts Social Security doesn’t always tell retirees

Claiming Social Security is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make. Many Americans prefer to turn to the Social Security Administration for help in figuring out when to take their Social Security benefits, and the SSA provides a lot of valuable information both on its website and through its personnel. Yet a recent study from theGeneral Accounting ...

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Street shakes off DB doubts; Nasdaq up 9.7% for quarter

U.S. stocks shot up Friday as the Dow jumped 165 points after a sell-off a day earlier on worries about the health of a major German bank, signaling that Wall Street is closely monitoring the situation atDeutsche Bank but not pricing in disaster. Gains for the just-ended quarter: ► Nasdaq, a blistering 9.7% ► Dow, 2.1% ► S&P 500, 3.3% Stocks’ rebound Friday came after the Dow cratering nearly 200 ...

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Luke Cage: A Bulletproof Black Man in the Black Lives Matter Era

The Luke Cage series premieres Friday on Netflix, and while the character is a black superhero from Marvel’s golden era, Cage’s skin is impenetrable—a power that many black parents wish they could bestow upon their children today. To deal with my anger over the seemingly unending number of black men and women killed at the hands of those tasked with ...

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Ala. Supreme Court Chief Justice Suspended for Rest of Term

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary voted unanimously to suspend Chief Justice Roy Moore without pay for the remainder of his term. After telling probate judges to defy federal orders regarding same-sex marriage, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended from the bench Friday. AL.com reports that this is the second time Moore has been removed from the ...

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