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  • Grand Jury Documents Rife with Inconsistencies

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn’t see ...

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  • Sharpton Gathers Families of Men Killed by Police

    NEW YORK (AP) — The families of three unarmed black men who recently died at the hands of police officers linked arms with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict one of the officers. The parents of ...

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  • Missing Model-Restaurateur B. Smith Found in NYC

    SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Police on New York’s Long Island say former model and restaurateur B. Smith has been has been found, nearly 14 hours after she was reported missing. Police in the village of Sag Harbor, where Smith lives, said she was found at around 2 p.m. Wednesday by her ...

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  • Model-Restaurateur B. Smith Reported Missing in NY

    SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Police on New York’s Long Island say former model and restaurateur B. Smith has been reported missing. Police in the village of Sag Harbor, where Smith lives, confirmed Friday that they have an “open missing person investigation.” They declined to ...

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  • Lincoln University President Quits Amid Rape Remark Furor

    LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) — The embattled president of a historically black university in Philadelphia’s suburbs quit Monday, ending a tumultuous semester of sharp criticism and administrative introspection following remarks in which upset parents said he appeared to be blaming women ...

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  • Ohio Police Probe Shooting of Boy with Replica Gun

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator’s call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. The boy, Tamir Rice, died from ...

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  • Florida Crowd Cheers Comedy from Embattled Cosby

    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — As Bill Cosby’s standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he ...

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  • Statement: Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Criticizes Media

    NEW YORK (AP) — A statement issued Friday by Bill Cosby’s lawyer, Martin Singer, in response to allegations of sexual assault against the comic: “The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about ...

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  • Bill Cosby Controversy: A Decade in the Making

    The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater,Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here’s how the controversy over the ...

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  • Number of Homeless American Children Reaches Historic High

    Almost 2.5 million or 1 in 30 children were homeless in the United States last year, a historic high, according to “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” a new report by The National Center on Family Homelessness. The number of children experiencing homelessness annually in the U.S. increased by 8 ...

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