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#LoveWins, @AP, DOMA, Gay Marriage, GLAAD, LGBTQ, Marriage Equality, News, Same Sex Marriage, Supreme Court, Uncategorized -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States...

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@AP, Cleveland police, Eric Garner, Eric Holder, Excessive Force, Justice Department, News, Police Brutality, Tamir Rice, Uncategorized -

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland, Ohio police officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often, are poorly trained in tactics and firearm use and endanger the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness, the U.S. Justice Department said in a report presented Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder...

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Darren Wilson, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Michael Brown Shooting, Missouri, News, Police Brutality, St. Louis County, unarmed teen, Uncategorized, Video -

VIDEO - Thousands of mourners gathered at a St. Louis church Monday to pay respects to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old teenager who was shot by a police officer two weeks ago in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking more than a week of violent protest...

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Don't Shoot, Ferguson, Ferguson Police, Michael Brown, Michael Brown Shooting, Missouri, News, Police Brutality, St. Louis, Uncategorized -

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The police department in a St. Louis suburb where a man was shot and killed by a police officer is asking protesters to gather only during daylight...

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Barack Obama, Ferguson, Ferguson Police, Michael Brown, Michael Brown Killed, Missouri, News, Police Brutality, Uncategorized, White House -

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says that while the shooting death of a Missouri teenager has prompted "strong passions," people should remember Michael Brown through "reflection and understanding."...

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NEW YORK (AP) — A chokehold used by a white police officer on a black New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced Friday, ruling it a homicide...

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Florida, George Zimmerman, Gun Store, Guns, News, Orlando, Pompano Pat's, Stand Your Ground, Trayvon Martin, Uncategorized, Zimmerman -

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — The U.S. man famous for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager told police that he had been hired as security for a gun store, a claim that the store's manager denied Tuesday...

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90s R&B, Catherine Martinez, Entertainment, Hi-Five, Houston, I Like The Way, Kissing Game, Murder, News, R&B, Russell Neal, Stabbing Death, Uncategorized -

HOUSTON (AP) — A former member of the 1990s R&B group Hi-Five has been arrested in the stabbing death of his wife in Houston...

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Attempted Murder, Baby Tossed, Franklin Parish, Lasasha Allen, Louisiana, Moving Car, News, Uncategorized, Video, Winnsboro, Woman Arrested -

VIDEO - A Louisiana woman is being charged with attempted murder after deputies say she flung her baby out of a moving car...

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City Hall, Feeding The Homeless, Food Sharing, Homeless, Kansas City, Missouri, News, Protests, Regulation, Uncategorized, Video -

VIDEO - More than a dozen homeless people flanked by numerous representatives of non-profit food sharing programs and religious groups stood Wednesday on the steps of Kansas City, Missouri's City Hall protesting a proposed city ordinance...

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Abiola Nosiru, Good Samritan, Hakeem Nosiru, Lottery Ticket, Lotto Max, News, Ontario Lottery And Gaming, Uncategorized -

TORONTO (AP) - A Canadian couple endured a roller-coaster ride of emotions when a lottery ticket worth $50 million went missing only to be found and returned by someone at their church...

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BART Police, BART Transit Police, California, Carlos Reyes, Fernando Anicete Jr., Fruitvale Station, Jack Bryson, Jr. Nigel Bryson, Michael Greer, News, Oakland, Oscar Grant, Police Brutality, Racism, Trayvon Martin, Uncategorized -

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five friends of Oscar Grant, the man who was fatally shot by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, have reached a deal to settle a federal lawsuit against the agency, officials said...

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Baines Middle School, Bus Driver Leaves Students, Laila Sauls, Missouri City, Morgan Billingsley, News, Texas, Texas school bus driver, Uncategorized, Video -

VIDEO - Students in Missouri City, Texas say their school bus driver stopped the bus in traffic on a bridge and told the children to drive themselves home...

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Barack Obama, Cabrini-Green, Chicago, Chicago High School, Politics, Rahm Emanuel, Uncategorized -

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him...

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ACC, BCS Championship, College Football, Florida State Football, Florida State Seminoles, Jameis Winston, Jameis Winston Not Charged, News, Sexual Assault, Sports, Uncategorized -

OPINION - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston learned Thursday that State Attorney Willie Meggs would not pursue any charges against him after being linked to an alleged sexual assault...

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College Presidents, Colleges, Dr. Rodney Bennett, News, Uncategorized, University Of Southern Mississippi -

HATTIESBURB, MS -- More than 50 years ago, the president of an all-white university in Mississippi went to such great lengths to keep a black man from enrolling as a student, that he had the man arrested on trumped up charges and sent to prison...

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Pennsylvania, Politics, Uncategorized, Voter Disenfranchisement, Voter ID, Voter ID Laws -

A new voter ID law passed by Republicans in Pennsylvania could disenfranchise over three quarters of a million voters, and will likely hit the poor and minorities hardest.

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Beyoncé, Countdown, Countdown (Snuggie version), Dance, Entertainment, Queen Bey, snuggie, Ton, Uncategorized, Viral Video, YouTube -

VIDEO - The most recent homage to Beyoncé, grabbing the attention of YouTube viewers is 'Countdown (Snuggie Version)'...

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Beyoncé, Crush, Entertainment, Essence Magazine, Fantasy, Girlfriend, Hip Hop, Ime Udoka, Jay Z, Nia Long, Uncategorized -

theGRIO REPORT - Although he is married to one of the biggest and most beautiful superstars in the world, rap star Jay-Z has had a 22-year crush on actress Nia Long...

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Entertainment, Jennifer Hudson, NBC, Smash, Star, Steven Spielberg, Uncategorized -

theGRIO REPORT - Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson is set to star on NBC's 'Smash'...

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Arizona, Immigration, Politics, Racial Profiling, Supreme Court, Uncategorized -

theGRIO REPORT - The Supreme Court Monday struck down much of a controversial immigration law passed in 2010 by the State of Arizona, but for now kept in place the part most hated by liberals...

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Bond Hearing, Bulletproof Vest, George Zimmerman, Hoodie, News, Phone Calls, Shellie Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin Case, Uncategorized -

theGRIO REPORT - Prosecutors on Monday released audiotapes and transcripts of six phonecalls between George and Shellie Zimmerman, all placed while George was in a Sanford jail...

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Arrest, Charles Marshall, Cincinnati, News, Public Masturbation, Sex, Teddy Bear, Uncategorized -

theGRIO REPORT - This is the fourth time in two years he has been arrested for reportedly masturbating with a teddy bear in public...

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Burning, Fire, Matthew Bent, Miami, Michael Brewer, News, Trial, Uncategorized -

VIDEO - The second day of testimony in the trial of a teenager accused of masterminding the fiery attack of a classmate has failed to produce the level of drama the jurors saw Tuesday...

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Mayor Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, News, NYC, NYC Board of Health, Obesity, Soda, Sugary Drink Ban, Sugary Drinks, Uncategorized -

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants.

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Barack Obama, Congress, Economy, Europe, Jobs, Politics, Republicans, Uncategorized -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama urged European leaders on Friday to prevent a looming overseas debt crisis from dragging down the rest of the world...

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Album, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Kelis, Life Is Good, Music, Nas, Uncategorized, wedding dress -

theGRIO REPORT - Today, Nas released the album trailer along with its cover, which features his ex-wife Kelis' green wedding dress draped over his leg...

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Entertainment, Hip Hop, Hot 97, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Summer Jam, Uncategorized -

The aftermath of Nicki Minaj's absence at this year's Summer Jam continues, but at least she has some support from Lauryn Hill...

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Canada, ethnic cleansing, News, Robert Mugabe, Tourism body, UN, Uncategorized, United Nations, World Tourism Organisation, Zimbabwe -

theGrio REPORT -- Canada has chosen to formally remove itself from The UNWTO (United Nation World Tourism Body)...

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Cannibalism, Maryland, Miami, New Jersey, News, Uncategorized, Zombie -

theGRIO REPORT - Video of a bloodied "zombie" attacking Miami residents has gone viral.

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