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Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage’s penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush’s “global war on terror.” Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes to surveillance and military tribunals, Obama ended up continuing-and in some cases expanding-many policies he inherited. What happened? In Power Wars, Charlie Savage looks inside the Obama administration’s national

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Reflections on County Supervisor’s Claim that late Mayor of Jackson Mississippi was Murdered

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Edward Brooke – First African American Elected US Senator

ImageContent(562c1ad6e4b0443bb564335e,562c1036140000e800c7ac3b,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562c1036140000e800c7ac3b.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ via Getty Images,) NEW YORK (AP) – Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has joined hundreds of people rallying and marching through the streets of New York City to protest police brutality. The group rallied Saturday in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park before marching about 2 miles along Sixth Avenue. Speakers at the protest
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Edward Brooke – First African American Elected US Senator

The Clintons don’t have the best track record when it comes to supporting LGBT rights…. Hillary Clinton Makes 10 Promises to LGBT Americans, But Will She Really Keep Them?
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Edward Brooke – First African American Elected US Senator

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office announced Friday evening it plans to conduct an independent investigation alongside the police investigation into the officer-involved fatal shooting of 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey. Wednesday afternoon, St. Louis Police said, they were serving a search warrant at the home of Ball-Bey’s aunt when they were met with two armed male suspects, one of whom was Ball-Bey. Police said when they ordered the men to lower their weapons, Ball-Bey raised his gun.
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Reflections on County Supervisor’s Claim that late Mayor of Jackson Mississippi was Murdered

Mississippi’s Hinds County Supervisor, Kenny Stokes says he believes former Jackson mayor, Chokwe Lumumba was killed.
Two days after A Lumumba’s death, the county supervisor publiclyA demanded that doctors carry out a thorough autopsy to determine the cause of his death. Lumumba was an advocate of the creation of anA independent black-majority nationA in the US South. As a political activist,Read more…