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Nation Jul 06Bill Cosby got drugs to give to women for sex, AP reports
The Associated Press obtained documents revealing that in 2005, Bill Cosby testified to acquring Quaaludes -- a central nervous system depressant -- with the intention of providing them to women he wanted to have sex with. According to the…
World Jul 06U.S. women’s soccer team gets $2 million for World Cup win; German men got $35 million in 2014
In a record-shattering World Cup final, the U.S. Women’s soccer team beat Japan 5-2. For their win, the U.S. team will earn $2 million. By comparison, Germany received $35 million in 2014 after winning the Men’s World Cup Final in…
Nation Jul 01Thousands on Twitter ask #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches
Over the weekend, the hasthag #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches popped up on Twitter following a string of church fires throughout the South. Since its inception, it’s been used more than 170,000 times.
Nation Jun 23‘Human wall barrier’ planned against Westboro Baptist Church at Charleston funerals
The Westboro Baptist Church is claiming to picket the funerals of the victims killed in last week’s shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.
Nation Jun 23Creator of plastic pink flamingo dies one day before Pink Flamingo Day
Donald Featherstone, the creator of the plastic pink flamingo, died Monday at age 79 after a battle with Lewy body dementia.
Nation Jun 19Families of Charleston shooting victims say ‘hate won’t win’
At the start of today’s hearing for Dylann Roof -- the 21-year-old man who shot and killed nine people during a bible study at Emanual __ in downtown Charleston -- the judge told him that “Charleston is a loving community.”…
Nation Jun 18Video: Slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney from PBS documentary ‘The African Americans’
Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of the nine people killed in Wednesday night’s shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
Nation Jun 17The problem with trying to label Rachel Dolezal
Society is quick to seek out labels for people. And when an identity isn’t so clear-cut, perhaps because the facts aren’t all in place, further questions arise.
Nation Jun 11Judge finds probable cause to charge officer in Tamir Rice death
A judge has found probable cause to charge a police officer in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Guardian reports.
Nation Jun 08Kalief Browder, teen who awaited trial for 3 years at Rikers, kills himself
Kalief Browder, who was arrested at 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack and who spent three years awaiting trial, committed suicide Saturday, two years after his release from Rikers Island.