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No more death row

No more death row

Decision sets governor, cops off COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – A Central Florida state attorney who created a firestorm by deciding not to seek the death penalty for alleged cop-killer Markeith Loyd – or in any other capital case – is accusing Gov. Rick Scott of abusing his authority by ousting her as prosecutor […]

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at least 41 percent of that tab. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, say the authors of […]

Attending college with Nazi fliers, racist videos

Attending college with Nazi fliers, racist videos

Incidents lead to Twitter debate on students of color choosing PWIs BY AMIR VERA THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE NORFOLK, Va. –  In the past year, students at Old Dominion University have seen fliers promoting Nazism pop up on campus and a video of a woman wearing a sweatshirt with the college’s logo encourage the […]

Jobless rate up to 8.1 percent for African-Americans

Jobless rate up to 8.1 percent for African-Americans

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The nation’s businesses added 235,000 jobs in February but the companies obviously didn’t hire in the Black community where the unemployment rate went up compared to other racial and ethnic groups where it went down. The Black jobless rate in February was 8.1 percent compared to 7.7 percent in January, the […]

MARCH POLAR EXPRESS

MARCH POLAR EXPRESS

An Eastern cool snap A late snow storm dumped half a foot of snow by 9 a.m. in New York City. Florida temperatures dropped in the 30s and 40s this week because of the same cold front. (CAROLYN COLE/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

Facebook suicide aftermath

Facebook suicide aftermath

Child was sexually abused, beaten BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER MIAMI HERALD /TNS MIAMI – For much of her too-short life, Naika Venant bounced between two parents: a birth mother who reportedly beat her without pity, left her in bed with boyfriends who watched “sex movies,” and eventually abandoned her – and the state of Florida, […]

Membership triples for Democratic Socialists of America

Membership triples for Democratic Socialists of America

BY MATT PEARCE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – Holding red and white signs, they protested outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s election party last week, demanding the city take a tougher stand against deportation. The next day, they rallied in support of the International Women’s Day strike, demanding social and economic equality for women. […]

Hate groups increase as Trump electrifies radical right

Hate groups increase as Trump electrifies radical right

Muslims hit hardest with hate attacks as fear heightened among African-Americans, others. TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The number of hate groups in the United States rose for a second year in a row in 2016 as the radical right was energized by the candidacy of Donald Trump, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) […]

Jury in Cosby trial to come from Pittsburgh area

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 begin in June, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. In an order issued weeks after a Montgomery County judge granted a request that jurors be selected from a […]

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT 101

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT 101

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – House Republicans have finally unveiled legislation to repeal and – just as important – replace the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is complex. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that what the GOP is proposing in its place has a few knotty details. Here’s a short guide […]