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South Sudan’s leaders took the first tangible step toward peace in two and a half years on Tuesday, raising hopes the young country’s nightmarish civil war could finally end. Opposition leader Riek Machar landed in the capital Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice president, a major boost for the peace deal signed by Machar and President Salva Kiir last year. “It’s the best hope that South Sudan has had in a very long time,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said of

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Coalition Calls for Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence police union is speaking out after an officer received a cup of coffee with “blacklivesmatter” written on it. The Fraternal Order of Police says the incident is “unacceptable and discouraging.” The officer told the union that he received a cup of coffee Friday at a Dunkin’ Donuts store with the slogan written on the cup. He says an employee was rude to him. The slogan arose last year during protests nationwide over police violence against civilians.
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Andrew Young on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos

http://www.cbc.ca/thehour Andrew Young is one of the most influential African-American political leaders of our time. Born in New Orleans, he graduated from high school at 15, got a degree from Howard University and ended up as a pastor in Alabama. Along the way, Young became involved in the civil rights movement, eventually becoming one of Martin Luther King Jr’s closest advisors. After Dr. King was killed in 1968, Young ran for Congress and served four years in the House of Representatives
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