Black woman replacing Alabama editor who endorsed KKK

February 22, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter is taking over as the paper’s publisher and editor from Goodloe Sutton. That comes after Sutton published an […]

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New graft probe targets Guatemala first lady

February 22, 2019

FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2016 file photo, first lady Hilda Patricia Marroquin de Morales accompanies her husband Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, at the National Theater in Guatemala City. Guatemala’s chief prosecutor announced on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 that her office has initiated an investigation of alleged corruption against the first lady. (AP Photo/Moises […]

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Timeline of R. Kelly’s life and career

February 22, 2019

CHICAGO – R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back to 1998, marking the latest charges against a man trailed for decades by lurid rumors. A timeline of his life and career: — Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in Chicago to Joann Kelly, a […]

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Police: Suspect fires at people in mall sporting goods store

February 22, 2019

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Authorities say a man shot at specific people inside a sporting goods store in a South Carolina mall, though no one is believed to have been injured. North Charleston Deputy Police Chief Scott Decker says officers are still seeking the gunman and the people he was shooting at Friday afternoon at […]

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Florida Sen. Rick Scott slams Ocasio-Cortez, encourages Amazon to move to Florida

February 22, 2019

Following Amazon’s decision earlier this month to scrap plans to build a second headquarters in New York City, Florida Sen. Rick Scott seized the moment Friday and encouraged the tech giant to consider moving to the Sunshine State. The Republican lawmaker revealed on Twitter that he’d sent a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos a day earlier, […]

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Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet

February 22, 2019

FILE – In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Sudan’s President has declared a state of emergency on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests. Al-Bashir — who […]

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US pushes NATO allies to join observer force in Syria

February 22, 2019

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford, right, talk to the press before the arrival of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s decision authorizing about 200 U.S. troops to […]

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Wisconsin man pleads not guilty in case of abused teen girl

February 22, 2019

MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin man accused of helping a 14-year-old girl escape sexual abuse in exchange for video of her being raped has pleaded not guilty to sexually exploiting a child. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that 31-year-old Bryan Rogers also pleaded not guilty Thursday to making false statements. Authorities have said Rogers met the […]

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Clark Gable’s grandson, Clark Gable III, dead at 30, says report

February 22, 2019

Clark James Gable III is known for hosting “Cheaters.” Clark Gable’s grandson, Clark Gable III, has died at his Texas home at age 30, his family told TMZ Friday. According to the celebrity gossip site, the actor, model and TV host was found dead in his bed by his fiancé Friday morning. The cause of […]

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Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

February 22, 2019

The House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. House Democrats have introduced a resolution Friday to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued last week to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border, setting up a fight that could result in Trump’s first-ever veto. (AP […]

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Brazil moves Venezuela aid to border despite closure

February 22, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian authorities on Friday began moving humanitarian aid to its northern border with Venezuela even though the international crossing has been closed. Brazil’s air force sent a plane with food and medicine to Boa Vista, the main city in the northern state of Roraima. They planned to transport via trucks the […]

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Police: 50 die from tainted liquor in India

February 22, 2019

GAUHATI, India – Indian police say at least 50 people have died and another 50 have been sickened after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in India’s remote northeast. Police officer Julie Sonowal says the victims were mostly tea plantation workers in the Golaghat and Jorhat districts in Assam state. The workers consumed tainted […]

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Democratic presidential candidates push Medicare-for-all ahead of 2020

February 22, 2019

The 12-year-old said the transplant has given her a new lease on life. (iStock) As more Democrats enter the 2020 presidential race, many of the candidates are embracing a progressive issue they think will get them votes: universal healthcare. “If you look at national polls and you ask people the most important issue that you think faces […]

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Amy Klobuchar reportedly ordered staffer to clean comb after she used it to eat salad

February 22, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar faced fresh accusations Friday of belittling staffers, with a new report relaying a bizarre account of how she allegedly berated a staff member who failed to bring her a fork with her salad. The confrontation, as reported by The New York Times, got weird. According to the newspaper, the aide who neglected […]

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Matt Hagee: No matter where you are on abortion debate, don’t forget the girls who feel hopeless

February 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 24: Tens of thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators march along Constitution Avenue toward the Supreme Court during the March for Life January 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) We live in a divided world, be it politically, religiously or interdenominationally—it seems as time goes on, consensus becomes ever […]

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Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger were my sweet enemies

February 22, 2019

Jose Mourinho has stated that former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, and former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, were his sweet enemies. Mourinho made this known ahead of a clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. Speaking, Mourinho said his emergence in the English Premier League during the period both men […]

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El Chapo collectibles flying off the shelves in Mexico

February 22, 2019

A statue of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is displayed for sale near a bust of narco-saint Jesus Malverde, at his chapel in Culiacan, Sinaloa state in northwest Mexico on Feb. 19. (Photo by RASHIDE FRIAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read RASHIDE FRIAS/AFP/Getty Images) The action figure boasts a bullet-proof vest, four hand grenades, and […]

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Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax got more media attention than my son, who was shot and killed in Chicago

February 22, 2019

My son was shot and killed in Chicago – where is his national media attention? My name is Carmia Tang. My only child, Jeremy Alexander Tang, was murdered in Chicago on Sept. 3, 2017. Jeremy’s murder case is among over 700 unsolved murders in Chicago. JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S LAWYERS BLAST AUTHORITIES, SAY ACTOR WAS ‘BETRAYED BY […]

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Mueller team denies leaking Roger Stone indictment to CNN

February 22, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Friday denied allegations from former Trump adviser Roger Stone that his indictment was leaked to CNN before it was unsealed last month. “The Special Counsel’s Office is aware of no information indicating that reporters were given any advance knowledge of a possible indictment from the Special Counsel’s office,” the filing […]

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Trump administration to ban abortion referrals by taxpayer-funded family planning clinics

February 22, 2019

FILE – In this May 22, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump looks out at the audience during a speech at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) The Trump administration announced Friday that it intends to bar taxpayer-funded family planning […]

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Kansas judge freezes assets of sect accused of trafficking

February 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal judge in Kansas has frozen the assets of a sect that faced a $7.9 million judgment last year for human trafficking. Public radio station KCUR reported Friday that Judge Julie Robinson found that members of what was formerly known as the United Nation of Islam fraudulently transferred assets to […]

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Texas mom claims teacher gave her son ‘Dumb and Dumber-‘style haircut

February 22, 2019

A mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair. (iStock) A Texas mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair without her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of school protocol. Lane Kiesling, 16, told KXAS-TV he was told his bangs were getting long and were against Hico High School’s dress code. “It was […]

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Civil War soldier’s gravestone discovered, may offer vital clue to long-lost African-American cemetery

February 22, 2019

Headstone of C.S. Hall of the United States Colored Troops/File image – Sentry, African American Union soldiers, American Civil war, illustration from L’Illustration, Journal Universel, No 1093, Volume XLIII, February 6, 1864. (Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs/DEA / BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA / Getty) Archaeologists in Delaware have discovered the gravestone of a Civil War soldier […]

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President of Ukraine praises way Trump handles Putin

February 22, 2019

The president of Ukraine Friday strongly endorsed  President Donald Trump’s leadership and the way he handles Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I think that this administration does an excellent, a great job. This is not an assumption,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “I have a feeling that this U.S. administration clearly […]

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R Kelly charged with sexual offenses, to appear in court soon

February 22, 2019

R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of sexual offenses with some including underaged victims. The 52-year RnB singer is expected to show up in court on March 8 in Chicago where he lives. US media who have court records say the victims are four women who were age 13 and 16 at the […]

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Florida Dems fume at Bernie Sanders for refusing to condemn Maduro

February 22, 2019

Some leading Florida Democrats are furious with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for declining to call disputed Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro a dictator or recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president. “I’ll make it clear,” Democratic Florida Rep. Donna  Shalala tweeted. “@SenSanders does not reflect the majority of the Democratic Party.” VIOLENCE FLARES IN VENEZUELA Guaidó declared […]

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PETA urges Oscar presenters to skip In-N-Out following the ceremony

February 22, 2019

The animal-rights organization urged celebs including Barbra Streisand, Michael B. Jordan and Sarah Paulson to avoid the fast-food chain. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) PETA wants Hollywood to skip the double-doubles and animal-style fries following the Oscars. In a letter sent to Academy Awards presenters including Michael B. Jordan, Sarah Paulson and Barbra […]

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Trump faces new border showdown as Dems try to block order

February 22, 2019

The House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. House Democrats have introduced a resolution Friday to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued last week to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border, setting up a fight that could result in Trump’s first-ever veto. (AP […]

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Accrediting board rejects appeal from North Carolina school

February 22, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Officials at a historically black private women’s college in North Carolina have lost their appeal to have its accreditation restored. News outlets report The Southern Association of Schools Commission on Colleges announced Friday that a panel had rejected Bennett College’s appeal, which was heard earlier this week. The decision leaves Bennett without […]

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List of items stolen from Barcelona player’s house

February 22, 2019

Below is a list of items stolen from the home of Kevin Prince Boateng while he was playing for his new club Barcelona last Saturday. The game which was his league debut for the club was overshadowed by news of the burglars carting away valuables from his home in Sarria district of Spain. The stolen […]

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