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Poor Kids In Chicago Have More Options For Where To Go To School, But That’s Not Necessarily Good

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Long gone are the days when poor children in Chicago got trapped in failing neighborhood schools. Nowadays, families from low-income neighborhoods are more likely to send their kids to a greater range of types of schools than families from affluent areas, according to research from a Johns Hopkins University professor. But that doesn’t necessarily mean these kids always get a ...

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Are There Enough Jobs? Depends Who You Ask.

An employee works on the engine of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV 2015 Dodge Viper vehicle on the production line at the FCA US Conner Avenue assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, May 8, 2015. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV sales in the U.S. rose 5.8% for April. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Job growth in August continued apace with recent trends, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. But consistency does not mean lack of controversy: The health of the economy remains the subject of heated debate. The steady, but not stellar, rate of job growth continues to divide mainstream analysts content with recent gains from liberal-leaning ...

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Ohio funeral home loses body, displays wrong corpse at private viewing

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Family members say they were traumatized by an Ohio funeral home that lost a relative’s body and put the wrong corpse on display at a private viewing. Nivina Cargill’s relatives have filed a lawsuit against Smoot Funeral Services in Columbus, seeking more than $50,000 in damages, The Columbus Dispatchreported Friday. According to the suit, Cargill’s family members have “lost sleep ...

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Ex-Florida A&M band member gets four years in hazing death

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A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for his role in a drum major’s hazing death. Judge Marc Lubet announced the sentence for 26-year-old Caleb Jackson, who pleaded no contest to manslaughter and hazing in April 2013 for his part in the death of Robert Champion, of Decatur, Georgia. In a plea ...

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TSA agent at JFK Airport busted for stealing passenger’s $7K watch, then destroys to avoid getting caught

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A sticky-fingered Kennedy Airport TSA agent has been busted for stealing a passenger’s $7,000 watch — and then destroying it in an attempt to avoid getting caught, authorities said Friday. Tranportation Security Administration screener Margo Louree-Grant was caught on security camera swiping the men’s luxury watch about 3 p.m. Aug. 26. The watch, completely covered in white diamonds, had been ...

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Virginia inmate who died in jail should have been in mental hospital, lived in feces-covered cell

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A mentally ill Virginia inmate who died after he was jailed for stealing $5 worth of junk foodwas supposed to be in a mental hospital — but he remained locked in a jail cell soiled with his own feces because the facility didn’t have enough beds, his family’s lawyer said. Jamycheal Mitchell had a severely swollen leg and dropped a ...

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Trans Man Sues NYPD For Discrimination After Alleged Hate Crime

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 1: Marlow White and Donald Dunn speak with Huffington Post reporters in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2014. (Damon Dahlen/Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***

A transgender Manhattan man says the New York City Police Department repeatedly impeded his attempts to report an alleged hate crime, and has failed to arrest the man who allegedly threatened him and his family. Marlow White, 51, filed a $2 million federal lawsuit last week alleging that NYPD officers discriminated against him based on his gender identity, putting him, ...

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5 Things To Tell Anyone Who Blames Black Lives Matter For Violence Against Cops

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Thousands of protestors converge on Manhattan's Washington Square Park to march through the Manhattan to protest the police violence on December 13, 2014 in New York, United States. Protestors shout slogans as Hands up, dont shoot, Black lives matter and I cant breathe during the march. (Photo by Mustafa Caglayan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Sheriff Ron Hickman of Harris County, Texas, isn’t quite sure why suspect Shannon J. Miles allegedly shot and killed his deputy, Darren Goforth, last week. Police investigating the homicide haven’t been able to identify a motive, but Hickman has a theory, and it involves Black Lives Matter. “I think that’s something that we have to keep an eye on,” he said. ...

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Four arrested for filmed beating of teenage McDonald’s worker in Louisiana

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Justice may finally be served to four young Louisiana women accused of attacking a teenage McDonald’s worker at her restaurant last week — a beatdown that went viral days later thanks to a shocking cellphone video. Three teenagers and one 20-year-old were arrested Wednesday for the McDonald’s melee, NOLA.com reported. One of the suspects, 17-year-old Kailin Holland, was charged with ...

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Photographer Wants To Open Your Eyes To The Brutal Realities Of The American Prison Complex

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“It’s a stark fact that the United States has less than five percent of the world’s population, yet we have almost 25 percent of the world’s total prison population,” Hillary Clinton said in a criminal justice speech in April 2015. “The numbers today are much higher than they were 30, 40 years ago despite the fact that crime is at ...

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