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February 11, 2015

Three Muslim students killed at North Carolina campus

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Three American students have been shot to death at a residential complex of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a suspect has been arrested over the incident, according to local police. Chapel Hill police told local news outlets that Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was arrested and charged with killing the three Muslim students. Hicks made a brief court appearance on Wednesday morning, saying he understood the charges, according to…

NBC suspends Brian Williams for 6 months without pay

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Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News,” has been suspended without pay for six months following his continued misrepresentation of events surrounding his coverage of the Iraq War, NBC said Tuesday night. “We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as managing editor and anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months,” NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a memo to staff sent to FoxNews.com. “The…

No profit left behind

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The British publishing giant Pearson had made few inroads in the United States — aside from distributing the TV game show “Family Feud” — when it announced plans in the summer of 2000 to spend $2.5 billion on an American testing company. It turned out to be an exceptionally savvy move. Story Continued Below The next year, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act, which mandated millions of new…

Jeb Bush’s eye-popping event: $100k per ticket

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NEW YORK — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will raise money on Wall Street on Wednesday at an eye-popping $100,000 per-ticket Park Avenue event hosted by private equity mogul Henry Kravis and his wife. The price of admission to the event, which will raise funds for Bush’s “Right to Rise” super PAC, surprised even Wall Street veterans used to high-dollar fundraisers. Story Continued Below  The event comes as Bush continues…

Hillary Clinton fundraising off to slow start

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The main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton is struggling in its early efforts to line up cash towards a fundraising goal of as much as $500 million, according to sources with knowledge of its fundraising. The group, Priorities USA Action, is trying to secure 30 or more pledges of at least $1 million apiece to be unveiled publicly when the former Secretary of State officially enters the race, sources say….

Black girls are suspended from school 6 times more often than white girls

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It’s fairly common knowledge that black boys are suspended from school more often and face harsher disciplinary penalties than their white counterparts, and that what’s known as the “school-to-prison pipeline,” can have devastating lifelong consequences for them. But new research by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies suggests that race is an even more significant factor when it comes to how…

Beyoncé reveals racism her family endured in ‘Precious Lord’ rehearsal video

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Beyoncé performed a stirring rendition of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” Sunday night the 57th Grammy Awards, where she took home three trophies. In the aftermath of her performance, Queen Bey has released a documentary-style rehearsal footage revealing her reason for covering the celebrated gospel hymn. “The first time I heard ‘Precious Lord,’ I was a kid and my mother sang it to me, and my mother played me Mahalia…

President Obama to send his new war powers request to Capitol Hill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House sought to narrow differences with members of Congress on Tuesday on President Barack Obama‘s widely anticipated request for legislation approving the use of U.S. military force against Islamic State fighters in the Middle East. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and counsel Neil Eggleston were meeting with Senate Democrats as Obama prepared to formally unveil his proposed authorization. Press secretary Josh Earnest said…