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Man Charged With Cyber Threats Against Blacks, Jews, Muslims,

A Pennsylvania man created a digital image of himself pointing an AR-15 rifle at a group of praying Jewish men and posted it online, one of several cyber threats he made against...

One Vote Blocks Parole of Louisiana Inmate Who’s Already Spent 55 Years In Prison...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling extending the hope of freedom to juvenile offenders sentenced to life without the possibility of...

Georgetown Students Endorse Slavery Reparations Fund in Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University undergraduates have voted in favor of a referendum seeking the establishment of a fund benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay off the school's debts.
Actor Jussie Smollett

City of Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett for Investigative Costs

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say was orchestrated by the...
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Sudan’s Military Overthrows President Omar al-Bashir Amid Bloody Protests

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday after months of bloody protests over his repressive 30-year rule. But pro-democracy demonstrators vowed to keep up their campaign in the...

‘We Lost a Real One’: Lauren London, Snoop Dog and More Speak at Nipsey...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's legacy as a community activist, uniter, a doting father and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on Thursday, with deeply personal testimonies...

Democrats Want Feds to Target the ‘Black Box’ of AI to Reduce Bias: ‘Self-Regulation...

(AP) — Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the "black box" of tech companies' artificial intelligence with oversight that parallels how the federal government checks under car hoods...
Brian Kilmeade

Fox Host Questions Whether Muslim Rep. Omar is ‘an American First’, Then Tries to...

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade is guilty of a "dangerous incitement" for questioning her loyalty to the United States, since...

Thousands Expected at Nipsey Hussle’s Los Angeles Memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The life of rapper Nipsey Hussle will be remembered during a public memorial service Thursday that is expected to draw more than 20,000 people to the Staples Center,...

Astronomers Reveal First Image of a Black Hole

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists on Wednesday released the first image ever made of a black hole, revealing a fiery ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss.
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Cyclone Death Toll Now Above 1,000 in Southern Africa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above...

‘Still Amazing’: Dwyane Wade Plays his Last Game in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's final home game was memorable for countless reasons. All of his children were there. Former President Barack Obama sent a video, one of many...
California Legislature-Police Shootings

California Closer to Measure Restricting When Police Can Use Deadly Force

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A grieving mother choked up as she questioned why police didn't use other tactics instead of killing her son. A deputy recalled the terror of second-guessing herself as...

Magic Johnson Abruptly Resigns as Lakers’ President

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a...
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Facebook, Google Face House Hearing on White Nationalism

Executives from Google and Facebook will appear before Congress to answer questions about their role in the spread of hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism in the U.S.
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African Billionaire Refutes Idea of Migration Flood in Europe; Asians and Europeans Make Up...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The migration of Africans to Europe and North America should be viewed as a positive phenomenon, not a threat, Sudan-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim said Sunday. Experts...

‘Amazing’: Dwyane Wade’s Last Game in Miami May Have Arrived

MIAMI (AP) — By Thursday, Dwyane Wade may not be employed as a basketball player anymore. That is the reality, like it or not. After 16 seasons as an...
Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman, 12 Other Parents to Plead Guilty in College Scheme, Prosecutors Expect to...

BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam that ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches...
Police Shooting Minneapolis

Opening Statements Expected in Ex-Minneapolis Cop’s Trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a jury in place, opening statements were scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman after she called...

Taraji P. Henson, Women of ‘Surviving R.Kelly’ Doc and More Give Emotional Remarks at...

NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson teared up as she discussed suicide rates among young black people. Gigi Hadid did the same as she spoke about the fate of the Rohingya people in...
False child abduction

West Virginia Woman’s Fanciful Story That She Stopped an Egyptian Man from Abducting Her...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman who told police that an Egyptian man had tried to kidnap her daughter from a West Virginia shopping mall was jailed Friday after the accusation unraveled, a police...

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