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Florida’s Andrew Gillum receives $2 million donation for heated governor’s race

Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum just got a major endorsement form billionaire Tom Steyer who donated $2 million to his Florida gubernatorial campaign. —Pres. Barack Obama isn’t trying to hear people’s weak excuses for not voting— Steyer is working to give Gillum an advantage in the heated Governor’s race against former Republican ...

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Only black GOP woman in Congress, Mia Love, running in Trump-wary Utah

The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district The post Only black GOP woman in Congress, Mia Love, running in Trump-wary Utah appeared first on theGrio.

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Domenico Lucano: Italy's migrant-friendly mayor banned from Riace

Domenico Lucano is accused of organising "marriages of convenience" in Riace in southern Italy.

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Powerless Victims of Hurricane Michael Now Suffer Looting

Armed looters are targeting homes and businesses that remain without electricity after being ravaged by Hurricane Michael a week ago. Sheriff's ...

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Man to Plead Guilty to Sending White Powder to Trump Sons

A Massachusetts man is set to plead guilty to sending threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons and others. Daniel ...

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Is Chance the Rapper running for mayor of Chicago?

Chance the Rapper had some fun fundraising when he pretended to be a Lyft and drove around passengers as part of an effort to raise money for arts ...

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Vincent Kompany's father becomes Belgium's first black mayor

Pierre Kompany - father of football star Vincent - becomes the first black mayor in Belgium.

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Matthew Shepard’s Murder Haunts Wyoming 20 Years Later

When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades after Matthew Shepard was bludgeoned, tied to a rail fence and left to die on the cold ...

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Trump Administration Steps in to Kill Police Reform Plan

The Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it's seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer police force under close federal court supervision. In a statement announcing the intervention, ...

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Africa Cup of Nations: Wins for Cameroon, Angola and Gabon

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting earns Cameroon victory over Malawi as Angola and Gabon also win 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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NYC adds third gender option on birth certificates

  Effective Jan. 1, 2019, New York City will now allow a third gender option to be included on birth certificates in the city. Denoted simply as ...

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Bloomberg Rejoins Democrats, Signals Interest in Presidential Bid

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg rejoined the Democratic Party on Wednesday, signaling an interest in running as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. The announcement came as the billionaire media mogul has emerged as a top ...

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Hurricane Michael Slams into Florida, Charges into Southeast

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its ...

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Reid kneels, says Kaepernick ‘robbed’ of dream to play again

Eric Reid called his return to the NFL on Sunday "bittersweet," saying it still hurts that his friend Colin Kaepernick has been "robbed" of his dream to play again in the NFL. The post Reid kneels, says Kaepernick ‘robbed’ of dream to play again appeared first on theGrio.

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'We don't need this': After Florence, Carolinas brace for another hit

"We need a good shower and rain to wash this funk away, but we don't need no 10 inches!" the mayor of one North Carolina community said.

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Iraqis invited to apply online for ministerial posts

Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi asks Iraqi citizens with expertise to come forward.

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Biden Stays Visible in South Carolina, Backs More Candidates

Joe Biden has said it'll be at least January before he decides whether to enter the 2020 presidential race, but the former vice president is ...

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The Download | NFL player Eric Reid won’t back down + Senator Cory Booker has a message for Dems

This Weekend Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, but could he still be impeached by Democrats? In a new interview, Senator Cory Booker was asked about whether Democrats would try to impeach Kavanaugh if they win back the House majority. “The reality is, right now, Republicans control the House and the Senate, […] The ...

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Nurmagomedov v McGregor: How does UFC move on from ugly scenes in Las Vegas?

After the violent scenes that marred the aftermath of Khabib Nurmagomedov's victory over Conor McGregor, Simon Head asks what the future holds for the fighters, and the sport.

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Kaepernick applauds after Eric Reid kneels during anthem in first game back in NFL

  For all of the talk of the NFL effectively blackballing Colin Kaepernick after he began protesting police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, a name often forgotten is that of his former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid. On Sunday, Reid, signed by the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 28 while the team was on its bye week, played in ...

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Panthers QB Cam Newton declares he’s standing by new teammate, Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is standing by newly signed safety Eric Reid whether he decides to protest before the game or not. The post ...

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Trump Shrugs Off Report Revealing Fortune in Tax Dodges, Parental Gifts

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday shrugged off a New York Times investigation that concluded he made his fortune with the help of more than ...

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'Have you seen our missing girl?'

A resident of Palu, Indonesia, asks a BBC team for help in search for her missing niece.

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Bloomberg Donating $20M to Democratic US Senate Candidates

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, is donating $20 million to help Democratic candidates ...

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California's Catholic Bishops Targeted in Sex Abuse Lawsuit

A man who says he was sexually abused decades ago by his parish priest said Tuesday he is suing all Catholic bishops in California and the Archdiocese of Chicago, seeking to compel church officials to release records on clergy abuse. The filing Tuesday in Los Angeles by Thomas Emens claims a civil conspiracy among church officials to cover up ...

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Eric Reid 'still considering' what he'll do during national anthem

Eric Reid 'still considering' what he’ll do during national anthem

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Barack Obama endorses Andrew Gillum in heated Florida governor’s race

  Barack Obama is lending is support in the upcoming midterm elections by announcing a new slate of political endorsements and topping the list is democratic Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum who is facing off against Trump loyalist Ron DeSantis ...

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