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September 21, 2016

Clinton Foundation to lay off dozens of staff

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NEW YORK — The Clinton Global Initiative has alerted dozens of employees that their jobs will be eliminated at year’s end, even as it plans to retain some staff to continue working with donors, according to two former Clinton Foundation officials who remain in communication with staff. The winding down of CGI after this week’s glitzy gathering and the resulting layoffs stem from concessions made by the Clinton Foundation to…

Trump’s Guide to Winning Through Gaffes

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That Donald Trump’s campaign has had more returns from the dead than a soap opera villain is hardly a novel observation. What is noteworthy is the manner in which he’s bounced back. Time and again, Trump has survived what only a few years ago would have been considered career-ending gaffes—from calling women “pigs,” to boasting about his sexual prowess, to repeatedly insulting war heroes, to offending Mexicans during his off-the-cuff…

Democrats’ debate advice to Clinton: Let Trump screw up

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Democrats have some advice for Hillary Clinton at her first presidential debate: Let Trump be Trump. Donald Trump’s more tightly scripted campaign of late could backfire on him when he squares off against Clinton on Monday in Hempstead, New York, Democrats believe. He won’t be able to rely on the teleprompter he’s been using of late, they say, and Trump’s only recent extended interview with The Washington Post showed that,…

John Legend speaks on Colin Kaepernick’s protest and Nate Parker

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a recent interview with Complex touting his new musical, La La Land, John Legend opened up on the controversy surrounding Nate Parker to the protests spearheaded by Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem. When asked about Kaepernick’s protest, Legend said, “I think it’s great that he’s talking about it. I don’t understand why people are upset. But I do understand, actually. They’re always upset when you protest these things….

Study: Black women nearly always murdered by men they know

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With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) has released a new studycalled When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data. The study finds that black women who are murdered by men are nine times out of ten murdered by someone they know, and the most common murderinstrument is a gun, with 57% of black women killed by a gun in cases where the murder weapon…

Grand jury declines to indict officer involved in Demarcus Semer shooting

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A Florida grand jury has determined that the officers involved in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Demarcus Semer werejustified in their actions. A summary concludes that Semer died of a single gunshot wound to the lower right side of his back, and that he may have been trying to avoid arrest for minor misdemeanor drug offenses. On April 23, officers tried to pull over Semer, who allegedly refused to provide his license at…