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    US Military: 4 Soldiers Wounded in Somalia Treated, in Kenya

    By The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says four service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged. A...

    Arizona Chief Hires Former Prosecutor to Review Use of Force

    By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The beating of a 33-year-old man and the rough treatment of teenager prompted the chief of a suburban Arizona police department to enlist a former prosecutor...

    ICC Overturns ex-Congo VP Bemba’s War Crime Convictions

    By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on...

    1 US Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded in Attack in Somalia

    By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and CARA ANNA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an "enemy attack" Friday in Somalia, the U.S. military said...

    Arizona Police Under Scrutiny After Beating Video Surfaces

    By ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The attorneys and a pastor for a suburban Phoenix man seen on video being beaten by police while standing against a wall said Thursday that the officer's...

    Contract Worker at White House Arrested on Warrant

    By The Associated Press Authorities say a man wanted on an arrest warrant from a Maryland county was taken into custody when he reported for work at the White House, where he was employed as...

    `Leader’ of the Gun Trace Task Force Sentenced to 25 Years

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Former Baltimore Police Department Sgt. Wayne Jenkins cried and apologized in court today, prior to being sentenced to 25 years for his role as the leader of the disbanded Gun...

    New DC Council Emergency Law Allows Chronically Absent Students to Graduate

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District policy currently states that students who have 30 absences in a class should fail the course, yet on June 5 the D.C. Council voted 12-1 on an emergency...

    Eagles Fan Takes a Knee at Same White House Celebration Trump Said Players Couldn’t...

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A Philadelphia Eagles fan was seen kneeling during the national anthem at the same White House celebration that President Donald Trump rescinded the Eagles’ invitation to. The fan who took a...

    Trump Commutes Sentence for Kardashian-Backed Drug Offender

    By The Associated Press President Donald Trump commuted the sentence June 6 of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a...

    Video: 4 Mesa Police Officers on Leave After Beating Unarmed Black Man

    By The Associated Press Four Mesa police officers are on administrative leave following an incident last month in which a suspect was punched several times and it was captured on video. Police Chief Ramon Batista tells...

    Warriors, Cavs Stars Say They’re Not Going to White House

    By The Associated Press Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the...

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