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Arizona Judge Says ‘Proof Evident’ In Sharper Rape Case

Arizona Judge Says ‘Proof Evident’ In Sharper Rape Case

Source: Brent Schrotenboer / USA Today PHOENIX — A Phoenix judge ruled Thursday that former NFL star Darren Sharper is not entitled to bail in Arizona, finding “proof evident and presumption great” that he raped a woman in Tempe on Nov. 21. In making his ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville cited DNA evidence from […]

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Source: Scott Keyes / Think Progress GAINESVILLE, Florida — Last week, former presidents and dignitaries celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which bans many forms of employment discrimination and whites-only lunch counters, among other things. This week, a Republican congressman declared that he’s not sure if the Civil Rights Act is even constitutional. […]

NY High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

NY High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

Source: CBS New York SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’sHigh School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As […]

Basil Paterson, NYC Political Leader And Father Of Ex-Governor David Paterson, Dead At 87

Basil Paterson, NYC Political Leader And Father Of Ex-Governor David Paterson, Dead At 87

Source: AP / theGrio NEW YORK  — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. Paterson died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to a family statement that did not give the cause of death. He […]

Pew Study: Majority Of Americans Don’t See President Obama As Black

Pew Study: Majority Of Americans Don’t See President Obama As Black

Source: theGrio A new Pew Research Center book, entitled The Next America, has found a significant generational gap on matters of race, and concluded, among other things, that the majority of Americans don’t view President Barack Obama as black. Although President Obama identifies as African-American, his mother was of European ancestry and most Americans (52 percent, to be exact) see […]

President Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For Health Care

President Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For Health Care

Source: AP /ABC News Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat […]

Doctors Unable To Reattach Severed Penis Of Wu-Tang Clan-Affiliated Rapper: Report

Doctors Unable To Reattach Severed Penis Of Wu-Tang Clan-Affiliated Rapper: Report

Source:  Joe Kemp / New York Daily News The Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper who cut off his penis before leaping off the second-floor balcony of his North Hollywood apartment has lost the appendage for good, according to a report. Andre Johnson — who raps under the name Christ Bearer — was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after […]

Dangerous Bacteria Survive In Contact Lens Cleaning Solution

Dangerous Bacteria Survive In Contact Lens Cleaning Solution

Source: Robert Preidt / CBS News Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds. Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause microbial keratitis. This is an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can cause vision […]

Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps Off Building And Survives

Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps Off Building And Survives

Source: Maria Puente / USA Today News of a bizarre tragedy is emerging out of Los Angeles today, with TMZ, CNN and other media outlets reporting that a rapper named Andre Johnson of Northstar cut off his penis and jumped off a building, and survived. Johnson, also known as Andre Roxx and Christ Bearer, according to TMZ, was with other members of Northstar in a second-floor […]

Judge Again Rejects Deal In NFL Concussion Cases

Judge Again Rejects Deal In NFL Concussion Cases

Source: AP / theGrio PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Philadelphia has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s preliminary ruling Wednesday affects a batch of lawsuits involving lead plaintiff Kevin Turner, a former Philadelphia Eagle now battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Brody had […]

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