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Orlando police officer killed; sheriff's deputy dies in search for killer

An Orlando police officer searching for a murder suspect was gunned down Monday, and a sheriff's deputy looking for her killer also died, authorities said.

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Black Hollywood takes center stage at Golden Globes

In the wake of continued allegations of discrimination and racism in Hollywood, several Black films and entertainers took home awards at Sunday's Golden Globes.

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Tanden: Clinton will never run for office again

Hillary Clinton confidante Neera Tanden says she doesn't expect Clinton to run for New York mayor -- or anything else, ever again.

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Surprisingly strong snow storm ends, leaving a big mess to clean up

It went from threatening a glancing blow to requiring an army of snow blowers.

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Michelle Obama in final speech: 'I hope I've made you proud'

Michelle Obama gave her final White House remarks in an emotional speech Friday, thanking her supporters and saying, "being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life and I hope I've made you proud."

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Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: 5 dead, suspect in custody

Five people were shot dead and eight wounded in the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale's airport, and law enforcement sources tell CNN the suspect had brought the firearm in his checked luggage.

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Reflections on the legacy of Thutmose Powell

Several comrades of renowned Harlem activist Brother Morris Thutmose Powell reflected on his life-long efforts this past Monday at Harlem’s UCLA, the University on the Corner of Lenox Avenue. Powell joined the ancestors May 23 while in Namibia, Africa, where he had been residing as a guest of President Sam Nujoma for the past several years.

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New Yorkers still demand return of Chibok girls

Back in April 14, 2014, nearly 300 high school girls were abducted in Chibok, Nigeria by the militant group Boko Haram. According to the BBC, Boko Haram is a terrorist group that wants to increase Islamic practices and get rid of anything that is associated with Western society. The group has been in Nigeria for years, but the abduction of the Chibok girls caught worldwide attention.

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NY check cashers association launches 2017 scholarship program

The Financial Service Centers of New York, is a professional trade association that represents the New York’s licensed check cashing industry.

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Mattie Smith Colin from the Chicago Defender covered the Emmett Till tragedy

When you have a resourceful corps of colleagues and comrades, you can keep up with current events, stay abreast of breaking news and be in touch with your history and culture.

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Is cereal healthy?

Cereal is healthy only if you choose wisely.

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Nearly all New York subways about to get cell service

New Yorkers are about to lose one of their last excuses for not responding to work calls.

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Corrections officers sentenced to probation for covering up beating of inmate

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a New York City Department of Correction captain and two officers have been sentenced to five years’ probation for covering up an assault on an inmate in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

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Walmart settles LGBT-discrimination lawsuit

Earlier this month, Walmart received a perfect 100 score on the Human Right Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. At the same time, the retail giant was settling an LGBT-discrimination lawsuit.

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NYers look forward to minimum wage, but larger fight looms

Many New Yorkers were celebrating the increase in state minimum wage beginning Dec. 31, 2016, this week, but incoming President-elect Donald Trump might make their hard-fought victory moot.

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Toward a better nation

We in 1199SEIU refer to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as our North Star. We constantly ask ourselves, what would Dr. King do?

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New Jersey community organizer and activist Balozi Robert Alexander Harvey dies at age 76

Pan-African nationalists and the community in Newark are mourning the passing of community organizer and activist Balozi Robert Alexander Harvey, who died Dec. 28 at the age of 76.

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Will history absolve Obama?

As if to shore up his legacy, President Obama, over the remaining days of his tenure, has made some memorable moves, many of which could have come earlier according to some of his supporters.

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2016 marks year of violence for Chicago

Chicago marked 2016 as the deadliest year in nearly two decades, data released by the Chicago Police Department shows.

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Israel lashes out at African allies for anti-settlement vote

Israel lashed out at its African and other allies this week, suspending aid and other relationships in retaliation for their votes on a U.N. resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.

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