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In Loving Memory: The United States of America (1776 – 2016)

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The United States of America – military commander, statesman, explorer – is dead at 238. This is her obituary.
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Pence laughs out loud when Trump says blacks will vote for him

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GOP VP candidate Mike Pence laughed out loud when he heard Trump say 95% of blacks would support him in 2020.
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Former head of KKK David Duke has more black support than Trump

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Former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan is polling higher with American blacks than Donald Trump.
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VIDEO: GOP’s Ana Navarro destroys Trump over anti-Latino bigotry

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Trump also made a weird comment about African-Americans today.
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Did GOP’s Steve Scalise vote for KKK’s David Duke in 1991?

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Scalise’s vote is the simplest measuring stick we have as to whether it’s fair to associate him with David Duke.
Protesters face off with police officers in Ferguson, Missouri the night the grand jury chose not to indict Officer Wilson for Michael Brown's death.

Ferguson and a lesson in empathy

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For days, I felt blank about the events in Ferguson and New York City — the non-indictment of officers responsible for the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the protests. ...
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Born out of Pain: St. Louis artists respond to Ferguson

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As the smoke clears I see the passing of the old guard, and the rise of a much more dynamic St. Louis.
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Jon Stewart on Ferguson & the Rams “hands stand”

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Five St. Louis Rams players held their hands up in a “don’t shoot” gesture of solidarity with Ferguson.
Protesters face off with police officers in Ferguson, Missouri the night the grand jury chose not to indict Officer Wilson for Michael Brown's death.

BREAKING: Grand jury refuses to indict Officer Wilson

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Chris Andoe is on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, reporting live as the grand jury prepares to announce.
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Was that actress REALLY arrested because she’s black?

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It’s a tough call. I can see why the police think they’re right, and I can see why Watts thinks she is.
Baltimore Ravens runningback Ray Rice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in 2012. Photo by 1ravenscowboysnflfan.

A man called Ray Rice

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Why I published a video of Ray Rice beating his fiancée unconscious, and how effective activism actually works.
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Christians should accept marriage equality

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Christians, including Catholics, compromise their “immutable sexual principles” all the time. And should again.
From the exhibit.

City of Paris says US liberators in 1944 were racist criminals

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Paris’ Carnavalet museum has an exhibit about the Liberation of Paris, and guess who the bad guys are?
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