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Study: Black girls seen as 'less innocent' than white girls

Wednesday  01:50,   28 june 2017
USA TODAY

Adults perceive black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than white ones, a new study found. The Georgetown Law report, Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, expands on a 2014 study on adult perceptions of black boys.[...]

Lawyers prepare to defend travelers to US at airports

Wednesday  01:01,   28 june 2017
Associated Press

NEW YORK — When the Trump administration's travel ban takes partial effect this week, immigrant-rights lawyers plan to head to the nation's major airports to make sure eligible foreigners are able to get into the country. But attorneys[...]

Some would-be immigrants left in limbo after Supreme Court travel ban order

Wednesday  00:50,   28 june 2017
Reuters

Without close family in the United States, Elly and her husband had few options for getting permission to immigrate to America from Iran. So when they won a U.S. government lottery last September for a so-called "diversity visa" allowing[...]

More Than Half Of Opioid Prescriptions Go To People With Mental Illness

Wednesday  00:01,   28 june 2017
HuffPost

A staggering number of people with mental health conditions are prescribed opioids, according to a new study. The World's Richest Agree: This Will Impact Everything See The Tech Sponsored by The Motley Fool Researchers from[...]

Post-recession generation to be majority-minority

Wednesday  00:01,   28 june 2017
The Hill

The first generation of Americans to be born in the wake of the great recession will be the first in the nation's history to include more racial minorities than whites, according to new Census Bureau data. The data show the Recession Generation, [...]

Three Chicago cops indicted in cover-up of Laquan McDonald shooting

Wednesday  00:01,   28 june 2017
MSN

Three current or former Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on charges of conspiring to cover up alleged wrongdoing by Officer Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Detective David March and patrol Officers[...]

Infant Overheats Aboard Delayed United Flight

Tuesday  23:30,   27 june 2017
NBC News

United Airlines has apologized for how the situation was handled and vowed to investigate what happened.Emily France's 4-month-old son Owen had to be hospitalized after overheating on a United flight waiting to depart Denver International[...]

Ten Commandments display installed at state capitol

Tuesday  23:20,   27 june 2017
USA TODAY

Following years of heated debate, a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments was installed Tuesday morning on the grounds of the Arkansas state capitol building. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and other opponents have vowed to[...]

Utah wildfire grows as firefighters battle California blazes

Tuesday  23:10,   27 june 2017
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.Firefighters battled high winds as they fought a fire that[...]

A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say. He was smeared online as a predator and fled town.

Tuesday  22:45,   27 june 2017
MSN

<p>A man trying to help a lost toddler find her parents was misidentified as a kidnapper on social media over the weekend, according to police in Lakeland, Fla., prompting him to leave town in fear for his safety and the safety of his[...]

Evangelical Christians becoming less opposed to gay marriage, poll finds

Tuesday  22:20,   27 june 2017
Reuters

<p>U.S. groups who traditionally have opposed same-sex marriage, including Republicans and white evangelical Christians, have become much less steadfast in their objections, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.</p>Sixty-two percent of[...]

Lockdown lifted at military post; no injuries reported

Tuesday  22:07,   27 june 2017
Associated Press

Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday amid reports of a possible active shooter, and workers were advised to "run hide fight." About two hours later, the all-clear was given and officials said there were no confirmed[...]

'Run hide fight': Possible shooter at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama

Tuesday  21:52,   27 june 2017
USA TODAY

The Army's Redstone Arsenal in Alabama was locked down for more than two hours Tuesday amid reports of a possible active shooter. Pay 0% Interest Until August 2018 With This Card See The Card Sponsored by NextAdvisor "Possible[...]

Seattle's $15 minimum wage may not be working, report finds

Tuesday  21:52,   27 june 2017
USA TODAY

As companies look for ways to cut costs, Seattle's $15 minimum wage law may be hurting hourly workers instead of helping them, according to a new report.&nbsp;As companies look for ways to cut costs, Seattle's $15 minimum wage law may be[...]

Children of Alton Sterling File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Tuesday  21:52,   27 june 2017
NBC News

Attorneys for Alton Sterling's five children filed the wrongful death lawsuit in state court against the city of Baton Rouge.Attorneys for Alton Sterling's five children filed the wrongful death lawsuit in state court against the city of Baton[...]