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  1. Greece: euro zone must choose tooRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago | Reuters

    Greece makes its choice and now - with its banks rapidly running out of cash - the euro zone faces its own momentous decision: whether to keep Greece afloat and how to pay the vast bills for doing so. David Pollard reports.

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  2. Mood-changing wearable tech sets pulses racingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Reuters

    Doppel is a new breed of wearable device, one that its developers say can actually change the wearer's mood by delivering a tactile beat to their wrist. Matthew Stock reports.

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  3. Barry Jacobs: Confederate flag issue brings back bad memories for ACC's first black athletesRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | NewsOK.com

    ... windows. "It was very obvious," Jones says of the unwelcoming message the flag conveyed. One pioneering African-American athlete, Duke's Ernie Jackson, a native of Columbia, recalled his discomfort relying on teammates who displayed the Confederate ...

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  4. National Association of Black Journalists Announces 40th Anniversary Gala and 2015-2016 Hall of FameRead the original story

    39 min ago | NABJ

    The National Association of Black Journalists is pleased to announce that its 40th Anniversary Gala and 2015-2016 Hall of Fame Induction will take place in Washington, D.C. on December 16, 2015. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor NABJ gives for professional excellence and advocacy on behalf of African American journalists.

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  5. Senate Braced for Lengthy Debate on ESEARead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | Education Week

    After weeks of letting it languish in the legislative queue, the U.S. Senate this week is slated to begin debating a proposed bipartisan overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act-the first such Senate debate since 2001, when Congress last updated the law in its current iteration, the No Child Left Behind Act. Notably, the announcement by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that he would call the bill to the floor July 7 came just one day after 10 major education groups, including the two national teachers' unions and the Council of Chief State School Officers, banded together amid mounting frustrations and demanded the Senate make the reauthorization a priority.

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  6. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WJNO

    Today's Cheat Sheet is brought to you by Choice Mortgage Bank. Call Michael Kodsi at 561-441-2730 for same day approvals: http://www.choicemortgagebank.com Today's entry: Brian, Recently I was thinking about how much more active I am now that I live in Florida .

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  7. David Oyelowo looks for 'brave, meaningful work'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Myrtle Beach Online

    ... those guys. And certainly not me playing those guys. That's why I jumped on it. It was not written for an African-American character. It feeds into my bigger mission, which is to show the world as it actually is as opposed to how it's perceived to ...

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  8. The tea party now is championing diversityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Well, now we know that tea party Utah is a diverse group, standing up for all those who have been oppressed by tyrannical governments. They embrace the cause of suppressed American Indians, even though many of the tea-party ilk have had no problem in the past looting or destroying sacred American Indian artifacts.

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  9. Varoufakis quits to smooth talksRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Reuters

    Greece's outspoken finance minister resigns, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. Sonia Legg reports He rode into Greek politics calling himself an erratic-Marxist and promising to do things differently.

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  10. Richard Gere talks playing a beggar at Karlovy Vary film festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Reuters

    Richard Gere has been awarded the Crystal Globe for an outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Rollo Ross reports.

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  11. 1st black principal ballerina, Misty Copeland, to make Broadway debutRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    ... if ever she would have dreamt of her doing a Broadway then this was the one, Time Magazine reported. The African-American ballerina will be playing the role of Ivy, the female lead who falls in love with one of the sailors, a role that was ...

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  12. Guest Opinion: Charleston? What about NW's shortcomings on race?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Crosscut.com

    Photos of three of the Charleston victims were part of the displays at a D.C. vigil. Credit: Susan Melkisethian/Flickr The grace of the African Methodist Episcopal Church community, a stirring eulogy by President Barack Obama, and the reaction of states across the South to remove Confederate flags have been reminders that we are capable of deeply human acts during deeply troubling times.

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  13. Vertical city in the Sahara plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Reuters

    It's hard to imagine a harsher environment than the Sahara Desert. But French archictect firm OXO thinks it's just the place for a futuristic tower.

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  14. How Progressives Talk About July 4 And Our National HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

    Frederick Douglass's iconic speech , "The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro," delivered in Rochester, New York, in 1852, is one of the most important ever delivered on the subject of Independence Day. The speech described the alienation slaves and African Americans in general felt from July 4 and also from America more broadly.

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  15. Race and ethnicity one factor for stable families in red and blue statesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Deseret News

    ... 54 percent live with their married biological parents, while 41 percent of Hispanic and 17 percent of African-American teens do. However, the red-state/blue-state effect is not the same for each racial group in the U.S. For white teens, the majority ...

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  16. Kenya: BET Awards - Honour or Humiliation?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    It has been 15 years since the Black Entertainment Television Awards were established by the BET Network. Primarily, the BET Awards were formed to recognise and celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, sports, acting, humanitarian efforts and other fields of entertainment.

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  17. Georgia State, Morehouse Partner To Tackle Diabetes, Heart Disease In ...Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | PRWeb

    The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received nearly $400,000 in grant funds to support a three-year effort to reduce rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in African-American neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta. The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received nearly $400,000 in grant funds to support a three-year effort to reduce rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in African-American neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta.

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  18. GOP candidates attack legal immigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Reuters

    While curbing illegal immigration is a fairly common Republican talking point, 2016 presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Scott Walker are going one step further - calling for strict limits on legal immigration. Press CTRL+C , CMD+C , or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code One of two Solar Impulse pilots lands the aircraft in Hawaii, shattering the solo-flight record threshold of 76 hours while crossing the Pacific.

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  19. Greek PM, Finance Minister, to resign if "yes" vote winsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Reuters

    Greeks vote on whether or not to accept the tough terms of an aid offer, in an historic bailout referendum that was too close to call. Mana Rabiee reports.

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  20. Usher makes a statement on 4th of July at Essence festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTOP-FM Washington

    When Usher closed out Saturday night's concerts at the Essence Music Festival 2015 in the New Orleans' Superdome, he wanted to make a statement. After all, it was the Fourth of July, the day when America celebrates its Independence.

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