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Homeless, wheelchair-bound Brooklyn teen is honor student with dreams of being a doctor

Thousands of city high school seniors are preparing for college in 2015, but few have overcome as many obstacles as homeless, wheelchair-bound teen Johileny Meran Alamonte. Johileny, 17, of Brooklyn, is an honor student at Juan Morel Campos Secondary School despite having lived in a homeless shelter the last four years. The inspiring teen, who […]

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Central Park Five settlement closes the case, but trial could have revealed the truth

The Central Park Five are getting paid. The cops and prosecutors involved in the case are off the hook. And the justice system will go on like none of it ever happened. This deal isn’t a righting of an injustice. It isn’t a progressive remedy to a criminal justice failure. It’s a political solution designed […]

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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.  Ex-Marine Kesaun Sykes, 27, was sentenced on two counts of first degree murder in the brutal deaths of U.S. Marine […]

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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. Shoppers won’t be able to choose a health plan for 2015 until Nov. 15, when the three-month enrollment period begins. But the Centers for […]

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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 neighborhood, commemorating the birthday of one of the victims and demanding the department modify the way it handles police-involved shootings. Rekia Boyd, […]

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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 off street protests, frayed race relations and led to one of the most important federal civil rights cases of […]

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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 Jong-Un and begged him for mercy in the case of Kenneth Bae – who had been imprisoned […]

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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 chastened and hurt, a stark reminder of his loss of freedom. So when a staffer told him […]

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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 two men walking their dogs found his body near a pond. Wednesday, 24-year-old Lashonda Williams and […]

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Philadelphia High School Reports Third Teacher Attacked by Student In Less Than a Month

Reported by Kacie Whaley The climate at a Southwest Philadelphia high school has been extremely tumultuous in recent years.  This week, yet another of its teachers was knocked unconscious. Pewu Johnson was substituting an English class at John Bartram High School when he saw a female student sitting on a male student’s lap, as NBC10 […]

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