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President Trump considering posthumous pardon of boxer Jack Johnson

President Trump considering posthumous pardon of boxer Jack Johnson

Topical Press Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON)  — President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he is considering a posthumous pardon of Jack Johnson, the first black boxing heavyweight champion. “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson,” the president tweeted Saturday. “His trials and tribulations were […]

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Gunman on the run after killing four people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Gunman on the run after killing four people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, […]

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Gunman on the run after killing 4 people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Gunman on the run after killing 4 people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, […]

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Man wearing ‘MAGA’ hat, Trump shirt attacks Hispanic subway rider in New York, police say

Man wearing ‘MAGA’ hat, Trump shirt attacks Hispanic subway rider in New York, police say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Police in New York City are searching for a subway commuter who did anything but “Make America Great Again.” New York ABC station WABC reports the New York City Police Department is looking for a man who attacked a fellow subway rider on Friday. The suspect was […]

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Mother accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old daughter: Police

Mother accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old daughter: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 2-year-old girl is dead after being shot in an apparent tragic accident late Friday at a Cleveland-area hotel. Police in Wickliffe, Ohio, said Saturday that it appears as though the mother of the child was handling the gun when she dropped it and it went off, […]

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4 dead, several injured in shooting at Waffle House near Nashville

4 dead, several injured in shooting at Waffle House near Nashville

iStock/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) —  Four people are dead and four others injured after a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning. Nashville police said six people were shot, including the four who died, and two others were also injured in the incident at about 3:30 a.m. local time […]

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Fatal police shooting of unarmed black man in Walmart ‘massively irresponsible and reckless’: Attorney

Fatal police shooting of unarmed black man in Walmart ‘massively irresponsible and reckless’: Attorney

Elyce Gray(BARSTOW, Calif.) — The family of an unarmed black man who died in a hail of police bullets at a Walmart parking lot is still looking for answers — days after video surfaced that captured the cacophony of gunfire from police officers shooting into the car he was driving. […]

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White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering brain hemorrhage

White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering brain hemorrhage

Brian Davidson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is in critical but stable condition after suffering a ruptured aneurysm. The team put out a statement on Twitter telling fans to “please keep Danny and his family in your positive thoughts and prayers.” Farquhar, 31, was taken to the […]

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First-grader channels her civil rights heroes as only one to walk out of class in protest

First-grader channels her civil rights heroes as only one to walk out of class in protest

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — She may be young, but Havana Chapman-Edwards is already a force to be reckoned with. On Friday, as students all over the country participated in the National School Walkout in support of gun control reform, Havana walked out too — of her elementary school. The […]

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Barbara Bush remembered at funeral as ‘the first lady of the greatest generation’

Barbara Bush remembered at funeral as ‘the first lady of the greatest generation’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral as a loving wife, mother and friend with a devilish sense of humor and who represented the best of the World War II generation. “Barbara Bush was the first lady of ‘the greatest generation,’” presidential historian Jon Meacham, a […]

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