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March 7, 2015

Cop Who Allegedly Targeted Black Women Falsely Accused by One Alleged Victim

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Former Oklahoma City Officer Daniel Holtzclaw, who was charged with rαping or assaulting several black women, is not guilty of at least one assault, say police. According to local affiliate KGOU, Shaneice Barksdale, 26, was arrested Friday for reporting a false claim. Barksdale was charged Wednesday with falsely reporting in August that Officer Daniel Holtzclaw stopped her in March and assaulted her. Holtzclaw has been charged with 36 counts of…

Protests Erupt After Wisconsin Cops Gun Down Unarmed Black Teen

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Only days after the Department of Justice declined to prosecute Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, a Wisconsin shooting is triggering widespread protests in the state. A Madison police officer shot a 19 year old on Friday while responding to a disturbance. According to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, police forced their way into an apartment where 19 year Anthony Robinson had gone…

She has only weeks to live, and her teammates do this to surprise her

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Being stuck with the bad news of finding out that you have terminal brain cancer can be too much for anyone to bear, especially an 18-year old freshman. But the way her teammates respond is nothing short of completely touching. Check it out.

The rise and fall of Aaron Schock

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His party was wrestling over immigration policy and funding for the Department of Homeland Security, but Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock wanted his colleagues to know he’s still working hard for Republicans, despite a scandal that now threatens his career. In a closed party meeting Tuesday at the private Capitol Hill Club, Schock stood up and acknowledged that the last few weeks had been tough on him personally, but he’s focused…

Feds to charge Robert Menendez with corruption

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Embattled Sen. Robert Menendez is unlikely to resign his Senate seat amid looming criminal corruption charges that he allegedly used his office to benefit a well-heeled donor, according to sources familiar with the matter. Instead, Menendez, who has survived past scrutiny by federal prosecutors over his actions for years, plans to fight the Justice Department and clear his name, sources said. Story Continued Below It remains to be seen whether…

White House alerted to potential Clinton email problem in August

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The White House, State Department and Hillary Clinton’s personal office knew in August that House Republicans had received information showing that the former secretary of state conducted official government business through her private email account — and Clinton’s staff made the decision to keep quiet. Sources familiar with the discussions say key people in the Obama administration and on Clinton’s staff were aware that the revelation could be explosive for…

GOP leaders to skip Selma anniversary event

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Not a single member of House GOP leadership will be present at this weekend’s Selma anniversary event. House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell all will not be present. “It is very disappointing that not a single Republican leader sees the value in participating in this 50th commemoration of the signing of the Voting Rights Act. I had hoped that some…

NBA Players Union: If players were mostly white, there would not be an age limit

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association will want players to again have the age limit for go pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining. National Basketball Players Association general counsel Gary Kohlman said “quite likely the union will be taking a radically different position” than the NBA on the age issue, which will almost certainly…

US adds impressive 295k jobs, unemployment the lowest in 7 years

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the world. The unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent, the government said Friday. But the rate declined mainly because some people out of work stopped…