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August 29, 2016

FDR’s Secretary’s Secret Hand in the New Deal

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If Hillary Clinton becomes president in 2016, she will not be the first working woman to exercise power at high levels in the White House day-to-day over the course of a presidential term. Nor was it Madeleine Albright, or Valerie Jarrett, or any of the high-powered, highly-decorated women we so often associate with broken glass ceilings in the highest levels of government. A strong case could be made that the…

Elections security: Federal help or power grab?

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The federal government wants to help states keep hackers from manipulating the November election, amid growing fears that the U.S. political system is vulnerable. But Georgia’s top election official is balking at the offers of assistance — and accusing the Obama administration of using exaggerated warnings of cyberthreats to intrude on states’ authority. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s objections add to a bumpy start for the Department of Homeland…

Trump might already be out of time

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Donald Trump and his new team think they have 71 days to turn this campaign around. They’re wrong. The Republican nominee — three months after clinching the nomination — has begun frantically trying to reposition himself in the past week, installing a new campaign manager and controversial CEO to help him escape the straitjacket that his 14 months of incendiary comments and hard-edged policy positions have him in. His task,…

TheGrio chats with Mahershala Ali about upcoming film ‘Kicks’

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Indie film, ‘Kicks’, follows a young boy, Brandon, as he treks around his home in the Bay Area to retrieve a pair of stolen Air Jordans. Brandon encounters many people on his journey, including his uncle Marlon, played by Mahershala Ali. Marlon helps to spark the quest with some much needed wisdom on responsibility and consequence. Ali had a standout performance in ‘Kicks’ and TheGrio had the pleasure of getting…

Pastor who mocked Pulse nightclub victims now accused of molesting boy at church

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A Georgia pastor has been arrested on child molestation charges, the same pastor who once mocked the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Ken Adkins, 56, of St. Simons Island turned himself over to police on Friday night on charges of aggravated child molestation. The pastor has congregations in Atlanta, Brunswick and Jacksonville and has always been an outspoken anti- LGBT activist but it was after the Pulse gay nightclub…

Footage shows NYPD officers fired 16 times at unarmed black teen as he surrendered

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While the NYPD claimed that 15-year-old Keston Charles was threatening them with a gun when they shot him in 2013 newly released video shows otherwise. It was reported that the teen was threatening officers with a toy gun he had carried with him to threaten another boy, when they shot him. Video shows the teen running from the cops, limping and then putting his hands up in surrender. There is…