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    1 Killed, 6 Injured When Car Plows Into NYC Pedestrians

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-year-old driver trying to parallel park on a New York City street Monday lost control of his minivan and struck several pedestrians standing next to a...

    Insulin Pumps Have Most Reported Problems in FDA Database

    By HOLBROOK MOHR and MITCH WEISS, Associated Press DESTIN, Florida (AP) — When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps. In September...

    Racial Profiling and Teaching While Black at VCU

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder was forced to wonder aloud – on social media and his own website – about racism at a prominent commonwealth school after...

    Supreme Court Could Allow Suit Over Apple iPhone Apps’ Sales

    By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow an antitrust lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. Apple...

    Nooses Found by Mississippi Capitol Day Before Senate Runoff

    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi police are investigating two nooses and six signs that were found on the grounds of the state Capitol on Monday, a day before a U.S....

    NASA Spacecraft Lands on Red Planet After Six-Month Journey

    By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300-million-mile (482-million-kilometer) journey and a...

    Chicago Officers Accused in Van Dyke Cover-up Go on Trial

    By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Dashcam video showing Jason Van Dyke pointing his gun at black teenager Laquan McDonald and firing 16 times was key evidence in the murder conviction of the...

    In South Sudan, a New Approach in Ending Child Soldiers’ Use

    By SAM MEDNICK, Associated Press JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed U.N. peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan...

    The Comprehensive Guide to Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Submitted to the AFRO by YooHealth It has been stated that 1 in 3 adults in the USA is not getting enough sleep, and this is a problem. Sleep deprivation can cause a whole range...

    Bradford Jr.’s death: Questions Remain in Alabama Mall Shooting

    By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The father of a Black man killed by a police officer during a shooting at an Alabama mall said his son had a permit to carry...

    FAMU Names “Rattlers for Justice”

    By AFRO Staff Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) named three FAMU College of Law students to be awarded its inaugural Rattler for Justice scholarships. The university, and HBCU established in 1887, determined the awardees via...

    Central African Republic Militia Leader Appears at ICC

    By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Central African Republic militia leader and lawmaker who goes by the nickname Rambo told the International Criminal Court on Friday he was beaten and...
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