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September 28, 2016

Clinton campaign in ‘panic mode’ over Florida black voters

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MIAMI — To kill Donald Trump’s chances of capturing the White House, Hillary Clinton needs to win Florida. And to do that, she needs a big minority turnout. But Democrats are beginning to worry that too many African-American voters are uninspired by Clinton’s candidacy, leading her campaign to hit the panic button this week and launch an all-out blitz to juice-up voter enthusiasm. Bill Clinton, once nicknamed the “first black…

Clinton thinks Trump’s privilege is different from hers

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two wealthy one-percenters who inhabit parallel bubbles of New York privilege. For Trump, the gross display of wealth is his gold-encrusted calling card. For Clinton, her Hamptons friends and multi-mansion lifestyle (she closed on a third house in Chappaqua for $1.16 million last month to widen her compound), have been a political liability as she struggles to credibly champion working-class voters….

Secret money to boost Trump

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — One of the top funders of the #NeverTrump movement is now using his name and connections to raise big money to help elect Donald Trump, but he’s telling fellow mega-donors that they can write huge checks without having their names disclosed. Todd Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs, has raised $30 million for a pair of pro-Trump groups and has discussed a $70 million goal before…

Serena Williams speaks out against police violence: ‘I won’t be silent’

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In a Facebook post, Serena Williams vowed to not be silent in the wake of countless black men being killed at the hands of police violence. The tennis star shared that while driving in the car with her nephew, who was behind the wheel, she began to worry about his safety after seeing a police car on the side of the road. In that moment, she said, she realized how easily…

Harlem boy, 6, dies after being rushed to hospital covered in bruises

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A 6-year-old Harlem boy died after being rushed to the hospital covered in bruises, and his mother and her boyfriend were arrested on Tuesday as they are being investigated for child abuse. While Zymere Perkins’ mother, Geraldine Perkins, has faced child abuse allegations five times before, she told authorities that it was her boyfriend, Rysheim Smith, who beat her son with a broken broomstick after the little boy relieved himself in an…

Police shoot, kill mentally ill black man in San Diego

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EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a “shooting stance,” authorities said. One of the officers tried and failed to subdue the unidentified man with a stun gun before the other officer fired several times, El Cajon Police Chief…