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The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other...
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After years of failed attempts, Alice Marie Johnson is finally free, thanks to Kim Kardashian West. Wednesday evening, Johnson was released from federal prison just hours after her life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump. In footage obtained from Alabama news station WVTM-13, a visibly overjoyed Johnson can be seen...
While you were worried about Russian collusion, Kardashian pardons, national anthem protests, trade tariffs, border walls and Melania Trump’s secret facelift kidney surgery, the Trump administration has been successfully implementing an insidious plan that threatens to reverberate in black America for decades to come. When it comes to the black...
By JOSEPH PISANI, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers to talk about race with each other. It was part of the coffee chain's anti-bias training Tuesday, created after the arrest of two black men in a...
By KEN THOMAS and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Diving into the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is seeking to build a stable of Republicans who will help promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to win majorities in Congress. Trump is traveling to Nashville, Tennessee,...
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By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo. And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted to...
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Remember back when Terry Crews was "just" the Old Spice pitch guy? Or "just" Chris Rock's dad on "Everybody Hates Chris?" Lately, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star has gotten more headlines for becoming part of the #MeToo movement — ever since he came out and said that a powerful Hollywood agent...
By MICHAEL R. SISAK and CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way...
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Shameless admission: I like watching ABC's The View. It's something of a tradition, in that it was part of my mother's routine while I was her full-time caregiver. But it's always at its best when Whoopi Goldberg is moderating -- she somehow manages to bring wit and wisdom in...
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