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    New Orleans Takes Down 3rd of 4 Confederate-Era Monuments

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday as onlookers watched from lawn...

    Court Shares Jailhouse Videos of Charleston Church Killer –How Nutty is He Really?

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who...

    Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancée: I Don’t Think Death Was a Suicide

    BOSTON (AP) — The fiancée of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez said in an interview that she didn't initially believe he had died...

    Mom of Gabriel Taye, Ohio Boy who Killed Himself, Vows He “Will Be Heard”

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself after she says he was bullied at school pledges to speak...

    Sandra Bland’s Sister: Weakened ‘Sandra Bland Act’ in Texas ‘Gut-Wrenching’

    STIN, Texas (AP) — The sister of Sandra Bland, a Black woman found dead in a Texas jail following a confrontational traffic stop with...

    Number of Harvard Black Students to Hold All-Black Commencement Ceremony

    A number of Black students at Harvard University are gearing up for a first-of-its-kind event for this year’s graduation: an all-Black commencement ceremony. Dubbed...

    Rapper “C-Murder” Ordered to Pay More Than $1.1M to Slain Teen’s Family

    GRETNA, La. (AP) — A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller, the rapper known as "C-Murder" who is serving a life sentence for...

    US Justice Department to Probe White Police Shooting of Black Texas Teen Jordan Edwards

    DALLAS (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Dallas County prosecutor says the U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of...

    Kansas Bail Bondsman Gets Life for Killing Son Fed to Pigs

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas bail bondsman was sentenced to life in prison Monday for killing his 7-year-old son, who authorities...

    Suspect in Killings of Boston Doctors Charged with Two Counts of Murder

    BOSTON (AP) — The investigation into the killings of two doctors in their luxury penthouse condominium took a surprise turn Monday when prosecutors corrected...

    Madison County Mississippi Cops Sued for Outrageous Abuse of Black Citizens

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in one majority-White Mississippi county are unfairly targeting Black people for traffic stops and searches of homes...

    Police Officer Free on Bond in Suburban Dallas Death of Jordan Edwards’

    DALLAS (AP) — A White Texas police officer who fired into a car of teenagers leaving an unruly party, killing a Black 15-year-old passenger,...