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ISIS #2 Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 

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By Joby Warrick on November 28 For a man given to fiery rhetoric and long-winded sermons, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani became oddly quiet during his last summer as the chief spokesman for the Islamic State. The Syrian who exhorted thousands of young Muslims to don suicide belts appeared increasingly obsessed with […]

#DeathPenalty Punishes Survivors #USAToday #CNN7

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The day after the massacre of nine parishioners at the Emmanuel A.M.E. Baptist Church in Charleston, S.C., a judge sentenced a man to life in prison for killing my sister. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said the Justice Department would seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the young self-avowed […]

#Black #Women #Election2016 #WashingtonPost #CNN7

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 Black women are most worried about the outcome of the 2016 election Nearly three-in-four African American women are “strongly” afraid of what will happen if their candidate loses the presidential election, a recent Gallup poll has found. More than half of all Americans strongly agreed that they feared the outcome […]

LaVena Johnson Silent Truth

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LaVena Johnson Silent Truth by LaVena Johnson was a soldier who enlisted in the Army in 2003. She was the first woman from Missouri to die in Iraq. What happened to this young black woman was appalling.  She was found in her tent with a gunshot wound to the […]

Slave Trade – Free Enterprise? #Slavery #CNN7

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Slavery as free trade The 18th-century thinkers behind laissez-faire economics saw slavery as a great example of global free trade by Blake Smith For a generation, the relationship between slavery and capitalism has preoccupied historians. The publication of several major pieces of scholarship on the matter has won attention from […]

Big #Airlines First Class Price Drop #CNN7

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FIRST CLASS PRICE DROP The biggest U.S. airlines missed their chance to lock in the cheapest energy costs in more than 12 years after jet fuel surged as much as 80 percent since January. The fuel on the U.S. Gulf Coast was trading at $1.32 a gallon Thursday, up from […]

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