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Botched Oklahoma Execution: Condemned dies after “43 minutes”

Witnesses say it took Clayton Lockett more than forty minutes to die and he was left writhing in agony on the gurney, eventually dying of a heart attack.

An execution using a lethal injection in Oklahoma usually averaged about six minutes.

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Chicago Anti-Violence Leader Killed by Gunfire

Leonore Draper was killed outside of an anti-violence fundraiser

Chicago teenagers organized the anti-violence group Project Orange Tree to initiate efforts and to combat…

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NBA Commissioner Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life

Silver slams the door on Sterling shut

The owner will be fined $2.5 million

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The Possible Punishments for Donald Sterling

Former NBA commissioner David Stern preferred to look the other way, at least as far was we know, in the hopes that Sterling wouldn't do anything major to embarrass the NBA or its financial interests

Silver will more than likely look to the “conduct detrimental to the league” clause where…

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Should The LA Clippers’ Players Have Played Sunday?

Some think a bigger stand would have been taken if the players didn't take to the court on Sunday

The league has been accused of not punishing Sterling for earlier antics that showcased his…

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Mark Jackson: “Fans Should Boycott Game 5 at Staples Center”

"If it was me, I wouldn't come to the game"

Do you agree?

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Donald Sterling Will Not Receive Second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award

L.A chapter of NAACP declines to honor Clippers owner Donald Sterling at 100th Anniversary Banquet

Thankfully the NAACP rescinds its honor

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Girls and Guns: Booming Market for Female Gun Instructors

Entrepreneur says female advantage: 'Knowing which side women carry purse'

Female gun instructors in high demand reports entrepreneur. “It can be as simple as knowing…

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‘Village People’ Member Warns LA Clippers Not to Play His Songs

Lead singer, Victor Willis, bans the Donald Sterling team from playing any of his music

They always play these songs at sporting events

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US Army and Black Women at Odds Over Hairstyles

U.S Army regulation banning hairstyles usually adorned by women of color causes backlash

The regulations are among new grooming standards that critics say are meant to further weed…

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Guns in Church: Georgia Gov signs “guns everywhere bill”

Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed a new bill that now makes it legal to carry weapons into some schools, bars, restaurants and yes, churches

Governor Deal says the law protects the constitutional rights of the 5 percent of Georgia…

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L.A. Clippers Owner Caught in a Racist Tirade

Donald Sterling: 'It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?'

In a shocking audio clip obtained by TMZ, LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, goes on…

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“Iverson” Documentary Debuts at Film Festival

Allen Iverson Documentary debuts this weekend at Tribeca Film Festival

Will you check it out?

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Lupita Nyong’o is Named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’

Tops People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful

First an Oscar, now this

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Government Fights Over $250,000 Penny They Gave Away

The government gave away aluminum pennies back in 1973 that are now estimated to be worth $250,000

A judge has been asked to decide who is the real owner of the…

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Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game

Sean Combs talks evolution of music TV at NYC upfront event

Sean “Diddy” Combs, along with Revolt TV executives and staff, held an upfront event in…

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Earth Day 2014: How One Poet Uses Her Art To Save a Community

She uses her poetry in the spirit of activism to bring dignity and awareness to a population often dismissed and ignored

Crystal Good’s lineage in West Virginia is six generations deep

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The World’s Smartest Companies List Revealed

MIT Top 50 list of hottest innovators right now

Google is the world’s third smartest company according to a new list by MIT Technology…

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Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban Upheld by The Supreme Court

Judges vote 8-7 in historic ruling

Proving, once again, the bi-partisan mindset in government today

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Famed Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dead at 76

Carter spent 19 years in prison

‘Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom,’ is the title of his…

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