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Univision Communications Inc. Acquires Premier Website for African-American Influencers, the Root, to Engage America’s Growing Multicultural Population

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that it has acquired The Root, the leading online news, opinion and culture destination for African-Americans. In joining UCI, The Root will leverage UCI's extensive di

Cop Didn't Ask If Mercedes 'Was Stolen': Mom's Facebook Post About Helpful Trooper Goes Viral

The actions of a Virginia state trooper became national news this week after a mom's Facebook post praising him went viral.

Nada Owusu of Danville told The Huffington Post she wanted to share her appreciation for Virginia State Trooper Matt Okes, who helped he

Ray Rice's Domestic Violence Charges Have Been Dismissed

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Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's charges have been dismissed and he will avoid doing any jail time stemming from the incident last February in which he struck and knocked unconscious his now-wife, Janay Rice.

After completing his pre-trial intervention prog

Donna Brazile Urges Black Women To Become Leaders At Spelman College Graduation

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Political strategist Donna Brazile gave a rousing commencement speech at Spelman College on Sunday, urging graduates of the historically black college for women to take up leadership positions in their respective fields.

"Why you? Because there's no one better," she said.

Baltimore Grand Jury Indicts Officers in Freddie Gray's Death

Three weeks after Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced initial charges against the six police officers involved in the controversial arrest of eddie Graya grand jury has now indicted all six officers.s our investigation has continued, additional information has bee

Possible Funding for Police Body Cameras Moves Forward in Congress, Thanks to Sen. Tim Scott

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South Carolina Republican Tim Scott is leading the pack on getting congressional funding for police body cameras in the wake of Walter Scott’s shooting death. the wake of Ferguson, Mo., and seemingly endless national stories about police brutality, an effort to fund an

The Obamacare Curse: What If, Next Month, the Republicans Finally Get What They Want?

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It is dawning on the GOP that snatching health insurance away from millions of helpless victims is not quite as rewarding as expected.

Last summer, two Republican-appointed federal judges ruled, against the furious dissent of the Democratic appointee, in favor of what had

Univision Communications Inc. Acquires Premier Website for African-American Influencers, the Root, to Engage America’s Growing Multicultural Population

Univision Communications Inc. Acquires Premier Website for African-American Influencers, the Root, to Engage America’s Growing Multicultural Population

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that it has acquired The Root, the leading online news, opinion and culture destination for African-Americans. In joining UCI, The Root will leverage UCI's extensive digital production facilities and publishing infrastructure, while its editorial team will retain its voice and stay true to its mission, which has made it successful throughout its history. “Like Univision, The Root aims to serve a significant segment...

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Cop Didn't Ask If Mercedes 'Was Stolen': Mom's Facebook Post About Helpful Trooper Goes Viral

Cop Didn't Ask If Mercedes 'Was Stolen': Mom's Facebook Post About Helpful Trooper Goes Viral

The actions of a Virginia state trooper became national news this week after a mom's Facebook post praising him went viral. Nada Owusu of Danville told The Huffington Post she wanted to share her appreciation for Virginia State Trooper Matt Okes, who helped her son Joseph after the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student's tire blew out late Thursday night. When Okes' efforts failed, Owusu wrote that the trooper stayed with her son "all night" until AAA could arrive...

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Ray Rice's Domestic Violence Charges Have Been Dismissed

Ray Rice's Domestic Violence Charges Have Been Dismissed

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's charges have been dismissed and he will avoid doing any jail time stemming from the incident last February in which he struck and knocked unconscious his now-wife, Janay Rice. After completing his pre-trial intervention program, an Atlantic City Judge Michael Donio on Thursday signed Rice's dismissal order for the aggravated assault felony charges, a statement from Donio's office said. It added that the judge this morning received a dismissal order...

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Donna Brazile Urges Black Women To Become Leaders At Spelman College Graduation

Donna Brazile Urges Black Women To Become Leaders At Spelman College Graduation

Political strategist Donna Brazile gave a rousing commencement speech at Spelman College on Sunday, urging graduates of the historically black college for women to take up leadership positions in their respective fields. "Why you? Because there's no one better," she said. "Why now? Because tomorrow is not soon enough." Brazile sang Spelman's praises, calling the institution a pioneer in educating black women and explaining the far reach its alumni have had in the world. "I know you all...

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Baltimore Grand Jury Indicts Officers in Freddie Gray's Death

Baltimore Grand Jury Indicts Officers in Freddie Gray's Death

Three weeks after Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced initial charges against the six police officers involved in the controversial arrest of Freddie Gray, a grand jury has now indicted all six officers. “As our investigation has continued, additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case during an ongoing investigation, charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence,” state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby, the chief prosecutor for Baltimore, announced this afternoon. The grand jury returned...

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Possible Funding for Police Body Cameras Moves Forward in Congress, Thanks to Sen. Tim Scott

Possible Funding for Police Body Cameras Moves Forward in Congress, Thanks to Sen. Tim Scott

South Carolina Republican Tim Scott is leading the pack on getting congressional funding for police body cameras in the wake of Walter Scott’s shooting death. In the wake of Ferguson, Mo., and seemingly endless national stories about police brutality, an effort to fund and support police body cameras has a real chance of becoming law. And it's being moved by a Republican-controlled Congress with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) leading the charge. On Tuesday the Senate Judiciary...

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The Obamacare Curse: What If, Next Month, the Republicans Finally Get What They Want?

The Obamacare Curse: What If, Next Month, the Republicans Finally Get What They Want?

It is dawning on the GOP that snatching health insurance away from millions of helpless victims is not quite as rewarding as expected. Last summer, two Republican-appointed federal judges ruled, against the furious dissent of the Democratic appointee, in favor of what had theretofore been viewed as an outlandish lawsuit designed to blow up Obamacare. The unexpected progress of the lawsuit, hatched by anti-Obamacare activists at a right-wing think tank, filled conservatives with sudden Schadenfreude. They...

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Washington quadruple slaying suspect arr…

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By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suspect in the killing of a Washington businessman and three others found in a torched mansion last week... Read more

Ireland votes in historic referendum on …

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Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage

Ireland took to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between... Read more

Washington state police officer shoots t…

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By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A police officer in the Washington state capital of Olympia shot and wounded two unarmed black men suspected of... Read more

Senate expected to act on NSA collection…

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Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what... Read more

FBI arrests two suspected Islamic State …

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(Reuters) - The FBI has arrested two men in southern California, one at Los Angeles International Airport, suspected of attempting to travel abroad to join... Read more

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#SayHerName: Black Women Girls Matter Pr…

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#SayHerName: Black Women Girls Matter Protests Sweep The Nation

In an effort to stem the tide of violence being waged against African-American women in the criminal justice system, the Black Lives Matter movement on... Read more

School Nurse Under Fire For Allegedly Ye…

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School Nurse Under Fire For Allegedly Yelling Racial Slurs At 11-Year-Old

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Family Of NYPD Shooting Victim Akai Gurley Sues New York City

The family of the unarmed man shot and killed by a New York Police Department officer as he walked in a Brooklyn housing-project staircase has... Read more

Domestic Violence Charges Against Former…

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Domestic Violence Charges Against Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice Dismissed

Domestic violence charges against former Baltimore Ravens running back... Read more

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Boston reporter: Belichick never believe…

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Boston reporter: Belichick never believed Brady

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French Open draw: No love for Nadal, Ame…

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French Open draw: No love for Nadal, Americans

Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals 47 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are... Read more

Pitcher gets ejected for foreign substan…

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Pitcher gets ejected for foreign substance on arm

AP 8:01 a.m. EDT May 22, 2015 Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith reacts after he was ejected from the game. (Photo: Dale Zanine, USA TODAY... Read more

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How could James Dolan let Isiah Thomas near team?

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Isiah Thomas and the New York Liberty players said all the right things on the team’s media day on Thursday but it... Read more

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The best of times, worst of times for Harden, Rockets

Why frustrated James Harden, Rockets just don't have enough against Warriors 3 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know... Read more

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The dollar is spiking (USD, EUR)

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The US dollar is ripping higher and oil is dropping following inflation data that showed consumer prices rose more than expected in April. ... Read more

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Plus500 just told us that the UK's financial watchdog is behind its account freezes

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, DIA, QQQ, HPQ, ROST, ARO, RAI, LO)

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Samsung's answer to Spotify is reportedly laying off dozens of employees

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Insiders: Benghazi testimony works to Hi…

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Three out of four Democratic insiders in the early states believe testifying before Congress about the attacks on the U.S.... Read more

Guinta scandal splits New Hampshire Repu…

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Guinta scandal splits New Hampshire Republicans

Sen. Kelly Ayotte has gone out on a political limb in urging her New Hampshire Republican colleague, Rep. Frank Guinta,... Read more

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