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COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS SANFORD – In 2012, Francis Oliver took to the streets of Sanford with more than 8,000 other people at...

No prosecution

Charlotte cop not charged in Scott killing BY MICHAEL GORDON, MARK WASHBURN AND FRED CLASEN-KELLY THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER /TNS CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No charges will be brought...

20 million and counting: Florida growing faster than California

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida has surpassed the 20 million-population mark while growing faster than California. The Sunshine State, adding more...

Civil Rights Act ruling for LGBTQ raises questions of law’s intent

BY KURTIS LEE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The decision last week by a federal appeals court that said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees...

SUNLIGHT AND WEED

The fight over Amendments 1 and 2 on this year’s ballot heats up as early voting begins next week. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE...

Jury in Cosby trial to come from Pittsburgh area

BY LAURA MCCRYSTAL PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHILADELPHIA – A jury from the Pittsburgh area will determine Bill Cosby’s fate at his sexual-assault trial, scheduled to...

SBA launches challenge for training, loans to ex-felons

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the Aspire Challenge, a prize competition of up to...

Reunited after 50 years

Were others separated at St. Louis hospital? BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS ST. LOUIS –  Homer G. Phillips Hospital was the crown jewel of...

Former members explain why they joined hate groups

BY SHARON JAYSON KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS Cries of “Nazis, go home!” and “Shame! Shame!” filled the air as Angela King and Tony McAleer stood with other...

Activist tells why it’s harder for Black students to report rape

BY LAUREN ROSENBLATT TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Chardonnay Madkins knows firsthand the pressures African-American women can face when reporting campus sexual assaults. She says she was...

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