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Black and White Students Forced to Share Valedictorian Honors at Formerly Segregated School, Lawsuit Alleges
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In a lawsuit recently filed in Mississippi a mother is claiming her daughter was discriminated against by her school. In her suit, Sherry Shepard of Cleveland, Mississipi, alleges that Jasmine Shepard was forced by her school to share her valedictorian title with a fellow student, even though the other student’s grade point average was lower than Shepard’s. As reported in the Washington Post, the suit was filed early last week in federal court and points out the spotty history of...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017
26-year-old man charged with raping family friends’ one-year-old baby
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A Missouri man has been charged with statutory sodomy of a one-year-old, but not before he received a beating from the infant’s father. Jayson Newlun, a 26-year-old family friend who was babysitting for friends, was caught inappropriately touching the child while pleasuring himself after being left alone with the baby for just 10 to 15 minutes, according to local media. Court documents show that the mother and father had left Mr Newlun alone with their daughter while they went to the...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017
Bill Gates made these 15 predictions in 1999 — and it’s scary how accurate he was
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Bill Gates made these 15 predictions in 1999 — and it’s scary how accurate he was More In 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled “Business @ the Speed of Thought.” In the book, Gates makes 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous. But as business student Markus Kirjonen pointed out on his blog, Gates’ forecasts turned out to be “eerily prescient.” Here are the 15 predictions he made nearly 20 years ago — and how...

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American youngster, son of George Weah, turns pro with PSG
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Timothy Weah, son of the legendary Liberian striker George, and a rising phenom himself, turned professional by signing his first official contract with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain on Monday.   Having been born in New York, the 17-year-old represented the United States at the U-17 CONCACAF Championship this year and has been a member of the PSG youth academy since moving to Paris in 2014. Weah earned rave reviews for his performances in a PSG shirt during last season’s...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017
Wife of sick Nigeria’s President Buhari to visit him in Britain
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ABUJA (Reuters) – The wife of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit him in Britain where he is receiving medical treatment, her spokesman said on Monday, weeks after she last visited him and said he was recovering quickly. The ailing president left Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on May 7 and handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo. It is his second period of medical leave this year, following an absence from January which lasted nearly two months. Officials...

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Monday, 03 July 2017
Doctor Killed in New York Hospital Wasn’t Scheduled To Work Day of Shooting
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New details have emerging in the horrifying assault on a New York City hospital ward that left one doctor dead at the hands of a disgruntled former employee and multiple people injured. Dr. Tracy Tam was gunned down Friday when Dr. Henry Bello, an ex-employee of Bronx Lebanon hospital, hid an AR-15 style rifle under a lab coat and stormed the 16th floor. In a sick twist to this story of a sanctuary turned deadly, officials have revealed that Dr. Tam wasn’t...

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