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September 16, 2016

One man’s mission to stop gang violence using social media

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Too many of Desmond Patton’s students on Chicago’s South side were struggling to keep their focus when they came to school. The reason why rocked Patton to his core. “As I was sitting and talking to kids they would be like, my best friend was sitting there yesterday, he’s dead, or my brother was shot yesterday,” Patton recalls. “I was like ‘How can I sit and focus on grades and test scores…

Judge Glenda Hatchett talks new TV show, achieving justice for Philando Castile

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If you’ve seen Judge Glenda Hatchett on her court bench, you know she doesn’t play. The 65-year-old judge has been dishing out tough love and life lessons on the nationally syndicated show Judge Hatchettfor more than a decade. After a 14-year run, Hatchett took a break from TV and started her own national law firm in 2015, The Hatchett Firm. She has also authored several books and speaks at community events in Atlanta and around the country….

Investigation underway after police officer kills 13-year-old boy in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old Columbus boy who officers said pulled a BB gun from his waistband that looked like a real weapon will be investigated thoroughly to determine if charges are warranted. In a killing with unavoidable echoes of the Tamir Rice case out of Cleveland, a Columbus officer responding to a report of a $10 armed robbery shot a young boy Wednesday…

Obama steps in to save Obamacare

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Deep into the final year of his presidency, Barack Obama is working behind the scenes to secure Obamacare’s legacy, struggling to bolster a program whose ultimate success or failure will likely be determined by his successor. With no lifeline coming from the divided Congress, Obama and his administration are redoubling their pleas for insurers to shore up the federal health care law and pushing uninsured Americans — especially younger ones…

What’s Really Ailing Hillary

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She wasn’t always like this. She wasn’t always a woman who could almost collapse in public, then emerge from seclusion a couple of hours later announcing, “I’m feeing great,” as if nothing had happened, as if she hadn’t already known for two days that she had pneumonia. And her opponents didn’t always accuse her of a “lack of transparency”—be it over Benghazi or a bacterial infection—the now-reflexive instinct that her…

Trump on Obama’s citizenship: ‘We have to keep the suspense going, OK?’

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Donald Trump passed up yet another opportunity to say he accepts the fact that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, promising to make a “major statement” on Friday morning in front of his latest hotel project and telling Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo, “We have to keep the suspense going, OK? But he also blamed his opponent Hillary Clinton for raising doubts about Obama’s birthplace during the 2008…