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Where's the line on using the 'n-word'? President Obama uses it in context in discussion on racism

Where's the line on using the 'n-word'? President Obama uses it in context in discussion on racism

June 22nd, 2015 1:30 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

"And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public. That's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not" - President Obama during Marc Maron's podcast.

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Baby sitter charged with burning girl on stove faces new charges after police viewed nanny cam

Baby sitter charged with burning girl on stove faces new charges after police viewed nanny cam

June 22nd, 2015 12:35 pm by Associated Press

Court records say the DVR system used to store videos shows more abuse against the girl and 1-year-old twins.

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

June 22nd, 2015 12:08 pm by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said forcing raisin growers to give up part of their annual crop without full payment is an illegal confiscation of private property.

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Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan parliament

Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan parliament

June 22nd, 2015 9:49 am by Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press

A Taliban suicide bomber struck the entrance to the Afghan parliament on Monday and gunmen tried to storm the heavily guarded compound, setting off a gunbattle with police that left two people dead as lawmakers were meeting inside to vote on the appointme

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Pope: Forgive Catholic persecution of evangelical Christians

Pope: Forgive Catholic persecution of evangelical Christians

June 22nd, 2015 8:47 am by PIETRO DE CRISTOFARO and NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Pope Francis asked forgiveness Monday for the Catholic Church's persecution of members of a small evangelical church in Italy whose leader was excommunicated and followers branded as heretics during the Middle Ages.

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Kids find new life through foster care

Kids find new life through foster care

June 20th, 2015 11:08 pm by David Floyd

Cassie, Melissa, Justin and Rebekah Owens had been through a lot when they were finally adopted by Clarence and Terry Lee Owens in February 2014.

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Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

June 20th, 2015 10:16 pm by Associated Press

The search for two killers landed Saturday in New York's southern tier near the Pennsylvania border, about 350 miles from the prison where they escaped two weeks ago.

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Man accused of church killings spoke of attacking college

Man accused of church killings spoke of attacking college

June 20th, 2015 1:43 pm by MITCH WEISS, Associated Press and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

A black drinking buddy of the white man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week earlier that he planned to shoot up a college campus in the city.

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Veteran walking the U.S. passes through Johnson City on his way to Washington, D.C. - VIDEO

Veteran walking the U.S. passes through Johnson City on his way to Washington, D.C. - VIDEO

June 19th, 2015 7:22 pm by Tony Casey

By way of foot, Oklahoma native Robert Rudy is making his way across the country, aiming for the nation's capital.

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Video shows white Chicago policeman firing on black youths in car

Video shows white Chicago policeman firing on black youths in car - VIDEO

June 19th, 2015 4:30 pm by JASON KEYSER, Associated Press

"No one knows for sure, but my strong gut feeling is that these shots never would have been fired if the kids in the car were white" - Judge Andrew Berman.

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