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Fatal College Shooting Could be Hate Crime, N.C. Police Say

Fatal College Shooting Could be Hate Crime, N.C. Police Say

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police said Tuesday they were investigating the fatal shooting of a gay community college worker as a possible hate crime. The shooting victim, 44-year-old campus print shop director Ron Lane, was gunned down by former student Kenneth Morgan Stancil III on Monday morning, police said. Lane dismissed Stancil from the print [...]
Bus Rider Feedback is Crucial to Good Public TransitAs the buses started to roll in Clayton County, Georgia, a crowd of onlookers stood by with joy, pride and excitement in their eyes, pleased at what they were able to accomplish. Clayton County residents voted last fall to approve a one-cent sales tax increase to become the third county in Georgia that the Metropolitan [...]
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A Funeral Is Held for Ex-Slave, 150 Years After Civil WarAPPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds’ master’s cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian death at the Battle of Appomattox Court House. She died a slave at 60, hours before the war to end slavery unofficially came to a close. A century and a half later, Reynolds’ [...]
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A Miss. Hate Crime Leads to Prison for Two WomenJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a hearing that lasted more than five hours Thursday, a federal judge sentenced two women to the maximum prison terms for their roles in the 2011 death of James Craig Anderson, the last of a series of White-on-Black attacks. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate went out of his way [...]
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When De’Marcous Moton was 5 years old, he and his school principal engaged in a conversation that has stayed with him ever since. “My principal said, ‘You have something on the inside that only you control. You know whether you want to use it or abuse it,’” he recalls. “‘I think you should use it [...]
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Police Officer in S.C. Charged With Murder of Black ManCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A White South Carolina police officer was charged with murder Tuesday, hours after law enforcement officials viewed a dramatic video that appears to show him shooting a fleeing Black man several times in the back. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey announced the charges at a hastily called news conference in which [...]
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Ark. Governor Now Calls for Changes to Religious BillLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state’s biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay. The Republican governor said he wants the Legislature either to recall [...]
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Alabama Voting Districts Need Review, Supreme Court SaysWASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday said a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama’s Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state’s voting districts in a way that Black leaders say limited minority voting power.  The justices split 5-4 across ideological lines in ruling that a three-judge [...]
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Where is the Commitment to Kids in Mississippi?It is time out for bait-and-switch tactics at the Mississippi state Capitol when it comes to our children. A vote for tax cuts of any kind is one against public education and children in this cash-strapped state and Mississippi’s legislators know it. Don’t be fooled: The intentions of Mississippi’s political leadership are clear. They do [...]
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“My mom was a teen parent,” says Kameisha Smith, a 20-year-old from Lexington, Mississippi. “When she gave birth to me, she was 17 years old, still in high school and had no experience in parenting.” Raised by her mom, a single parent who struggled to care for her family, Kameisha has not had an easy [...]
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