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THE FINAL NAIL: Last man convicted of torturing, killing Brooklyn Marine and his newlywed wife gets the death penalty

The fourth and final suspect in the grisly 2008 murders of an Iraq War veteran and his newlywed wife was sentenced to death Friday, ending five years of painful court hearings for the couple’s families. …

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Obamacare Shoppers Get Sneak Peek At New Prices

Health insurance consumers using HealthCare.gov will get their first look at the prices for 2015 coverage starting Sunday night, when window shopping goes live on the website, federal officials announced Sunday. …

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Families Of Chicago Police Shooting Victims: ‘We Just Want Answers’

A number of family members and supporters of four black youths fatally shot by Chicago police are calling for change. The group gathered Wednesday night outside a police station in the city’s Bronzeville …

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Loretta Lynch Seen As Strong Civil Rights Defender

Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. The 1997 assault on Abner Louima set …

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Dennis Rodman Claims He Secured Release of Prisoner From North Korea

Dennis Rodman has claimed that he is behind the release of one of the US citizens who have been freed after they were detained in North Korea. The former basketball star wrote to his ‘friend for life’ Kim …

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A dance with Daddy: Daughters, incarcerated fathers at Miami federal detention center hold dance

Inmate Ernest Williams, serving a 41-month drug sentence, had long stopped asking his family — a wife and five children — to come see him at the Federal Detention Center Miami. The visits, he says, left him too …

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Two in custody for pastor’s murder

Two people are in custody for the murder of a Memphis pastor. Don Smith was found dead in 3400 block of Lichterman Street in Hickory Hill Saturday morning. The 57-year-old had been shot, and his car stolen. Police say …

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Almost No More White NYC Cab Drivers, but Blacks Still Can’t Catch a Ride?

The other day in the virtual land of Facebook (where some live full-time), I noticed a posting by Leon Collins, a friend and former colleague. Here’s what Leon, now a resident of Connecticut, wrote about a recent …

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Who is Loretta Lynch and why is she going to replace Eric Holder?

To President Barack Obama’s credit, he is planning to make yet another historic appointment within his administration.  Loretta Lynch is a former US attorney for the Eastern District of New York.  She is set to …

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Circumcision being pushed to African men as a way to stop HIV/AIDS transmission

One problem in the country of Mozambique is the spread of HIV/AIDS.  It appears that male circumcision is being laid out as a way to stop the fast spread of the disease.  As a result, thousands of young males in the …

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