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Judge promises reduced sentences if inmates get vasectomies

Controversy is swirling after a judge from one county instituted a new program that would shave jail time for people who get surgeries that would prevent them from having children.

Trump's words or war...'caught between two maniac

President Trump ratcheted his rhetoric to its most militaristic edge Tuesday, warning North Korea to end its threat against the U.S. or face the “fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

North Korea says Guam strike plan ready within days

A North Korean plan to fire four missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam will be ready for Kim Jong Un's consideration in days, state media has reported, as an unprecedented exchange of military threats between Washington and Pyongyang ...

Baltimore public defenders say body camera video shows faked evidence

Baltimore police body camera videos show "multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence," according to the public defender's office, the second such instance of alleged misconduct caught on tape in recent weeks.

St. Louis NAACP branch calls for an end to Missouri travel advisory

The local St. Louis branch of the NAACP is calling for the organization to revoke its Missouri travel advisory, opposing the group's position at the state and national level.

Kiss the Mooch goodbye

Anthony Scaramucci, the latest victim in the Trump administration, might be said to have tripped over the same tongue that for 10 days as communications director had given him a national platform.

North Carolina given September deadline to draw new maps in gerrymandering case

North Carolina does not have to hold special elections ahead of its 2018 spring legislative session, a panel of three federal judges ruled in a gerrymandering case.

How you could be using your credit cards all wrong

You could be getting a lot more out of your credit cards than you think.

Activists commemorate Assata Shakur’s 70th birthday

A contingent of grassroots activists, artists, admirers and comrades of exiled political refugee Assata Olugbala Shakur came together Sunday, July 16, at Newark’s REFAL Center (271 S. Ninth St.) to acknowledge her with “For the Love of Freedom: Assata Is ...

NYSNA, 1199, advocates and politicians denounce Senate health care vote

Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the motion to proceed with debate on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

NAACP New Jersey State Conference 2017 convention set for October

The New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP is set to hold its 2017 convention at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel Oct. 5 through Oct. 8 in Parsippany, N.J.

Advocates, civil rights group want to close youth prisons

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice recently launched a campaign to close the New Jersey Training School for Boys, known as “Jamesburg,” and the Female Secure Care and Intake Facility, known as “Hayes.”

Senate debate on Obamacare underway on Capitol Hill

“Let the sideshow begin,” Blue Magic sang years ago, but they could have been talking about the GOP charade, the upcoming vote-a-rama as they reject amendment after amendment on how to repeal and replace Obamacare.

NAACP hosts 108th National Convention in Baltimore

The NAACP focused on its plans to defend communities of color against legislative attempts to further diminish civil rights protections at its 108th National Convention in Baltimore this week.

Articles of impeachment officially filed against Trump

What several political analysts had predicted before his takeover of the Oval Office this past January may become a reality sooner than many had anticipated—the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump.