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Trump’s exorbitant security costs

Among the litany of complaints targeting the Trump administration is the exorbitant cost of security for the president and his family.

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Bill Epton, a political activist and free speech advocate

A native of Harlem, Bill Epton was born Jan. 17, 1932, and if there is such a thing as a political prodigy, he may have been the prototype with his keen instinct for protest.

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Trump tamps down on illegal immigrants

If for a moment you thought President Trump had softened his approach to illegal immigration, then you and millions of undocumented immigrants are in for a rude awakening. In fact, in several ways, his policy has hardened.

Lt. General H.R. McMaster the new national security adviser

Thus far, Lt. General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster appears to be a good choice as President Trump’s national security adviser if a consensus of pundits is reliable.

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Ona Judge, President Washington’s fugitive slave

Other than being a runaway slave from George Washington’s plantation, there isn’t much known about Ona or Oney Judge.

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Flynn the fall guy

The Trump administration stumbled badly Monday evening when Mike Flynn, the national security adviser, tendered his resignation.

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Bill Perkins wins District Council #9 special election

Given his name recognition, political experience and a crowded field of candidates, Bill Perkins was the favorite to win the special election Tuesday for the City Council seat in District #9.

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Author William Melvin Kelley passes at 79

One of William Melvin Kelley’s novels, “A Different Drummer,” signaled his complex, singular style and literary penchant.

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Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary

With Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote Tuesday afternoon, Betsy DeVos is now Secretary of the Department of Education.

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Ferdinand Lee Barnett, publisher, lawyer, civil rights activist

For several weeks I’ve been mulling over the idea of featuring a profile of the men behind famous women.

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