Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Posted by Associated Press on May 28, 2014
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Author and poet Maya Angelou (MY’-ah ANJ’-eh-loh), who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.

Wake Forest University announced Angelou’s death in a news release Wednesday.

She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” making her …

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Fight Over Gay Marriage Not Over

Posted by Associated Press on May 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, ORE. — The National Organization for Marriage says it is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s order declaring Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

The group, which opposes gay marriage, says it filed the request on Tuesday with Justice Anthony Kennedy, who handles such requests from the region that includes Oregon.

Oregon Attorney …

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Police claim friendly neighbor was kidnap-rapist

Posted by Associated Press on May 22, 2014
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – A woman who says she was abducted by a man a decade ago who forced her to marry him and who fathered her child told KABC-TV that she’s happy and blessed to be back with her family. Police described a decade during which the woman – abused mentally, physically and sexually by her captor …

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Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Banned For Life For Racist Comments

Posted by Associated Press on April 29, 2014
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Sterling with former girlfriend V. Stiviano

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

Commissioner Adam Silver said he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise. Sterling has also been fined $2.5 million, and Silver …

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Tornadoes Cut a Swath Through the South

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 29, 2014
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Vicious tornadoes continue to ravage the South killing 12 so far.  Other parts of the country could be affected by the violent weather but people are stepping in to help. Mississippi and Alabama will get the brunt of the severe weather activity today. People everywhere need help  one group formed in 2011 called operation BBQ they go to these devastated areas …

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