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First Man to Orbit Earth and Former U.S. Senator, John Glenn, Dead at 95 

Astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who in 1962 became the first man to orbit earth, died Thursday at the age of 95.

Glenn was surrounded by his family and his wife of 73 years, Annie, when he passed away at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, the… 365 more words

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Lee Daniels Needs to Stop It With This White-Girl Lead in Star and His Magical Negro Speeches

Lee Daniels often espouses racial views typically heard only from characters in a Magical Negro movie. It’s one of those characteristics about the celebrated director that you like to forget in order to enjoy his art. 782 more words

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Empire Recap: Like Father, Like Son

Back-stabbing, betrayal and terrorizing little girls: The latest episode of Empire, “The Unkindest Cut,” offered up good old-fashioned evil, delivered a lot of juicy moments and laid the groundwork for another family battle. 882 more words

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Black Superheroes Are Here to Save the Day

News flash: Being a black superhero is in. Whether that means being able to walk through a sea of bullets or being able to protect yourself with a 6-inch machete, black superheroes are here to stay. 462 more words

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Texas Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student Who Called Her ‘Wifey’

A Dallas, Texas, substitute teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a student after a parent found inappropriate text messages on her son’s phone sent from the teacher. 190 more words

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Mich. Man Who Claims Cops Beat Him so Bad He Lost Vision in 1 Eye Files Lawsuit

A Michigan man has filed a lawsuit against the Eastpointe police, claiming that he was strapped to a chair and beaten until he lost vision in one eye and the entire incident was captured on video. 299 more words

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Baltimore School Bus Driver in Fatal Crash Had History of Seizures, Crashes: Report

The Baltimore school bus driver who crashed into a transit bus killing six people, including himself in November, shouldn’t have been driving as he had a history of seizures and was involved in a dozen previous crashes. 199 more words

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