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  • Will Ray Rice Ever Return to the NFL?

    If defamed former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could reverse the week that was he would certainly do it. From rising star in the NFL to outcast, the fallout from a video recording of Rice punching his now wife, Janay Rice, knocked the league out. Now, suspended indefinitely by NFL ...

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  • Jazz-Great Joe Sample Dies at 75

    Pianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died at age 75. His manager, Patrick Rains, said Saturday that Sample died of complications due to lung cancer Friday evening at the MD Anderson ...

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  • Ray Rice Attends High School Football Game

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb. WABC-TV in New York reports that the recently released running back attended the game at New Rochelle High School with his wife, Janay Rice, and their daughter in New Rochelle. Rice was ...

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  • Nicki Minaj: Natural Look Stems from Confidence

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj, who has recently dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look, says it’s because she’s more comfortable in her skin. “I kind of feel now that I look more like my regular old self, like what I look like when ...

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  • Afro.Com Privacy Policy

    This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other ...

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  • APPLE LIVE: Larger iPhones and Smartwatch Unveiled

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones aren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch called the Apple Watch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major entry in a new product category since the iPad’s debut ...

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  • Serena Williams Wins 3rd US Open in Row, 18th Slam

    (Updated 9/7/2014) NEW YORK (AP) —Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major title overall. And like each of her matches at Flushing Meadows the past two weeks, the final wasn’t ...

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  • Texting as Depression Therapy

    Text messaging has been blamed for all manner of calamity, from car crashes to sex scandals. But what if its powers could be used for good—say, to treat depression? Researcher Dr. Adrian Aguilera thinks it can. Aguilera works in cognitive behavioral therapy, which aims to alter dysfunctional ...

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