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last updated: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:12:22 -0400

Police say man killed near San Diego was pointing vaping device

Protesters gather along Broadway Avenue to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man on Tuesday by officers in El Cajon(Reuters) - An unarmed black man was pointing a silver vape smoking device at police when officers shot and killed him in southern California, authorities said, triggering two nights of protests. Alfred Olango, a 38-year-old Ugandan immigrant who activists and friends described as mentally ill, was killed on Tuesday in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon. Two El Cajon police officers confronted Olango, whom callers to police said had been acting erratically and walking in traffic.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Sun, 05 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Man’s five-day crime spree
A MAN who has allegedly been responsible for at least five shooting incidents since Thursday was arrested in dramatic scenes yesterday.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:34:21 -0400

Petraeus: OPEC cut is 'nonsense'

David Petraeus: OPEC production cut is 'nonsense'One of the world’s most astute analysts of the Middle East doubts OPEC nations will cut oil production as they pledged to do on Sept. 28.


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Why Clinton hasn’t put Trump away

Yahoo NewsTwo moments from the first presidential debate illustrate why the shift in the race isn't as drastic as you might think.


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Police: School shooter killed dad before rampage

Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampageA teenager fatally shot his father at home before wounding two students and a teacher at a South Carolina elementary school.


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Congress clears bill to avoid shutdown

Congress clears bill to avoid shutdown. (AP)Lawmakers avert an election-year crisis and send President Obama legislation to keep the government operating through Dec. 9.


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Trump mocks Clinton's campaign stamina

Trump mocks Clinton's campaign stamina. (Getty Images)The Republican nominee takes aim at his rival in a scathing scripted speech before veering off message.


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Russia steps up trolling attacks on the West, U.S. intel report finds

(Yahoo News)A new U.S. intelligence report says that the Russian government is conducting a wide-ranging and “opportunistic” campaign.


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FBI: Voter databases targeted by hackers

FBI: Voter databases targeted by hackers. (AP)"There’s no doubt that some bad actors have been poking around," FBI Director James Comey warns.


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Saudis have ways to fight 9/11 lawsuit push

Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort. (AP)The kingdom maintains an arsenal of tools to retaliate against any legal actions over the 9/11 attacks.


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Trump ducks Chicago violence at local event

During visit to Windy City, Trump suddenly quiet on Chicago violenceThe GOP nominee surprisingly decides not to address the issue that has been a central theme of his campaign in recent weeks.


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Turkey arrests 32,000 suspects over failed coup

Turkey arrests 32,000 suspects over failed coup. (AP)The country braces for the most extensive trials in its history in the wake of the attempted putsch on July 15.


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Obama: Not voting is 'a vote for Trump'

President Barack Obama. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)The president says that if you don't want Trump in the Oval Office, there's no excuse for staying home on Election Day.


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Would Wells Fargo have fired 5,300 anyway?

Why the 5,300 Wells Fargo employees probably would have been fired anywayThe banking giant cut thousands of employees in the wake of its scandal, but there are signs a workforce reduction may have been inevitable.


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Peres's legacy: Israel's last founding father

Israel's President Shimon Peres in 2012. (Blair Gable/Reuters)The death of Israel's longest-serving statesman leaves the country mourning the would-be peacemaker.


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U.S. threatens Russia over Aleppo bombings

Syrian pro-government forces are seen on September 28, 2016 in the Farafira district, northwest of Aleppo's historic citadel, after Syria's army took control of the rebel-held district following days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozensIn the wake of escalating attacks, including 2 hospital strikes, the U.S. says it may suspend engagement with Russia over the Syrian conflict.


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Congress overrides Obama's 9/11 bill veto

This frame grab from video provided by C-SPAN2, shows the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, as the Senate acted decisively to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation. The White House saw it coming, but still it stung. When President Barack Obama was hit with the first veto override of his presidency on Wednesday, it landed as a clear reminder of his dwindling political influence, years of confounding relationships with Congress and shaky prospects for the few legislative priorities he has left (C-SPAN2 via AP)The House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to reject the president's veto of legislation allowing Sept. 11 families to sue Saudi Arabia.


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2 hospitals and a bread line attacked in Aleppo

This Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 photo, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a Civil Defense worker carrying the body of a child after airstrikes hit al-Shaar neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. Pope Francis has decried the assault on the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying those responsible for the bombing must answer to God. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)Government shelling and airstrikes in the rebel-held Syrian city kill seven and put one of the medical facilities out of service, observers say.


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U.S. will deploy more troops to fight ISIS

U.S. troops and Iraqi police officers stand guard in the Bab al-Jadeed area of Mosul, Iraq, in 2009. (Maya Alleruzzo/AP)President Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State, U.S. officials say.


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Trump has turned over tax returns before

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Melbourne, Fla. (AP Photo/John Locher)The GOP nominee has let outsiders see these documents — when it suited his needs.


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Deal reached to keep U.S govt. running

House Speaker Paul Ryan (AP)The agreement would avert a potential federal shutdown and comes just three days before a midnight deadline.


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Probe: MH17 shot down by Russian-made missile

Malaysian air crash investigator inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove in Donetsk region, Ukraine, July 22, 2014. (Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters)Prosecutors conclude the plane was shot down in 2014 by a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Ukraine, victims’ families say.


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Fatal Calif. police shooting sparks protests

Fatal Calif. police shooting sparks protestsAuthorities in suburban San Diego say a black man was shot and killed by police after pointing an object at officers.


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The biggest economic myths from the debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the Sept. 26 debate. (David Goldman/AP)The presidential debate failed to tackle key economic issues head-on, according to Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter.


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The cybersecurity debate that didn't happen

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sept. 26 at the first presidential campaign debate. (Mandel Ngan/AFP)Discussing these issues could eat up considerable debate time, but they're of critical importance.


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White House critical of Trump's performance

President Obama and Vice President Biden speak in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)While the president is measured in his criticism, his VP levels a withering attack on the GOP nominee's debate.


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N.Y. bomb suspect acted alone, FBI believes

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) work at the site where Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested after a shootout with police, September 19, 2016 in Linden, New JerseyAhmad Khan Rahami has not been linked to an extremist movement, FBI Director James Comey tells Congress.


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Miss the debate? Watch it right here

Trump unloads on Clinton after tough debate: ‘She can’t even make it to her car’Who made the best impression at the first presidential debate? Decide for yourself, then watch Yahoo News analysis.


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Fact check: What Trump and Clinton got wrong

APBoth candidates denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.


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Houston gunman wore Nazi emblems during shooting

Gunman injures several in Houston; suspect shot by policeA heavily armed, disgruntled lawyer randomly shot at drivers before police shot and killed him, authorities said.


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Trump-Cuban feud intensifies with debate

Donald Trump-Mark Cuban feud intensifies with debate. (AP)The GOP nominee and the Dallas Mavericks owner have traded both glowing praise and withering insults.


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What people are betting on in the debate

Presidential debate 2016. (Vox.com)For example, one site puts the odds of “a brawl to break out amongst spectators” at 20 to 1.


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Trump’s new discipline to be tested at debate

Donald Trump’s new campaign-trail discipline is about to be tested at debateHe has long bragged he can act presidential if he wants to. And at Monday night’s debate, that claim will be challenged.


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Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer's hometown of Latrobe mourns his death, ponders its futurePalmer, one of the most famous athletes on the planet and a friend to presidents, kings, and movie stars, died Sunday at the age of 87.


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Evacuations in Iowa as floodwaters rise

Flooding on the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo, Iowa, on Sept. 24. (Brandon Pollock/The Courier via AP)Several thousand residents of Cedar Rapids leave their homes as floodwaters rise on the Cedar River.


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Debate over fact-checking presidential candidates

Lester Holt, left, will moderate first debate. (Getty Images)A top official on presidential debates says it's not a good idea for moderators to serve as an Encyclopaedia Britannica.


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Clinton launches early voting drive

Clinton launches early voting drive at Latino churches. (AP)The Clinton campaign is launching a church-based voter mobilization drive aimed at Latinos called “Fe en Nuestro Voto."


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Clinton, Trump face challenges at debate

Workers prepare for the first presidental debate. (AP)The Democratic nominee has to prove she can be trusted, and her GOP opponent must show depth.


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Police arrest suspect in deadly mall shooting

Suspect in fatal shooting of five at Washington state mall captured. (Reuters)A man believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a shopping center about 60 miles north of Seattle, killing five people.


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Young girl among 8 hurt in Baltimore shooting

Baltimore Police: 3 gunmen shoot, wound 8 in attack. (AP)Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people, including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street, police said.


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Charlotte police release video of fatal shooting

A protester holds up a sign during a march through the streets to protest the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North CarolinaThe department provides bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scott's shooting.


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Charlotte police to release shooting video

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney. (AP)The department will provide bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scott's shooting.


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last updated: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:10:05 -0400

Petraeus: OPEC cut is 'nonsense'

David Petraeus: OPEC production cut is 'nonsense'One of the world’s most astute analysts of the Middle East doubts OPEC nations will cut oil production as they pledged to do on Sept. 28.


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last updated: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:44:08 -0400

Petraeus: OPEC cut is 'nonsense'

David Petraeus: OPEC production cut is 'nonsense'One of the world’s most astute analysts of the Middle East doubts OPEC nations will cut oil production as they pledged to do on Sept. 28.


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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Digg Top Stories
last updated: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:15:03 +0000

Inside Facebook's Enormous Arctic Data Center
Mark Zuckerberg has shared a look at Facebook's massive Luleå data center in Sweden.

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Syrian rebel advance in Hama as army pushes in Aleppo
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian insurgents made new advances to capture villages north of Hama on Thursday, rebels and a war monitor said, pressing a month-long offensive in an area of strategic importance to the government as it tries to seize insurgent-held Aleppo.

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last updated: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:31:05 -0400

The New Series About Police Brutality Everyone Will Be Talking About

Sanaa Lathan as federal investigator Ashe Akino and Stephen James as federal prosecutor Preston Terry on Fox's Shots Fired.

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Fox picked up Shots Fired, a 10-episode event series examining racially charged shootings in a Southern town, in December 2015, well before the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Terence Crutcher, Keith Lamont Scott, and Alfred Olango became national headlines.

The series opens with a black police officer shooting a white child in North Carolina, which then launches a national investigation that federal prosecutor Preston Terry (Stephen James) and federal investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) are assigned to.

When a trailer was released in May, it raised many eyebrows. But co-creator Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, Beyond The Lights) made clear: "It is not that simple. There is much, much more to the story."

DeWanda Wise, Stephan James, Aisha Hinds, Kylen Davis, Prince-Bythewood, Tristan Wilds, Jill Hennessy, Rock Bythewood, Steven Greene, and Josh Chris at the Urbanworld Film Festival on Sept. 24.

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At a screening of the pilot at the Urban Film Festival in New York this past weekend, there certainly was. Shots Fired is the first television project from acclaimed Prince-Bythewood and her producer husband Reggie Rock Bythewood and it's scheduled to debut in the spring of 2017.

The Bythewoods were not initially planning on doing a television series, but Prince-Bythewood said at a Q&A following the screening that Fox gave them the opportunity to tell the story they wanted to tell. "We were working on features, and Fox came to us and said, 'Do you want to do a project in this realm?' It was something we couldn’t turn down," she said. "Reggie was already working on something similar to that, and the fact that they wanted to do that and gave us carte-blanche… It was what we wanted to do."

The premise, Prince-Bythewood noted, was especially important to the couple, who have two sons. "Our sons’ reactions to the Trayvon Martin trial, and Mike Brown… Trying to explain to them what was going on… This was a way for us to speak to all that," she explained.

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At the Q&A, Rock Bythewood also defended the race-flipped storyline that sets the plot of Shots Fired into motion. “We firmly believe that you’ve gotta enter somebody’s world before you lead them out. And that’s really where we’re coming from," he said. "We understand that it’s uncomfortable. And sometimes uncomfortable can lead to meaningful dialogue, meaningful change. We think within the 10 hours we’ve given some potential solutions that might help this horrible situation. ... We really give a damn about this issue, and we felt bringing our art and activism together is the way that we wanted to address it."

Wise on Shots Fired.

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While the inciting incident is the death of a young white man, Shots Fired does not avoid exploring police brutality towards the black community. In the pilot, Terry and Akino are lead to a black woman named Shameeka Campbell (DeWanda Wise), whose son was recently killed under mysterious circumstances involving police.

“Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, throws her son a birthday party every year," Wise said, noting she attended the party in preparation for her role. "All the mothers attend, and they always qualify it as a club that no one wants to belong to.”

For the Bythewoods, Shots Fired is an idealistic look at future. “This is our mantra: Anyone can portray reality, but an artist portrays what reality should be," she said. "And that absolutely dictates what we do.”

Reporting by Alanna Bennett.

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The Racial Politics of Abortion
'Often our stories, the stories of Black women, are too often lost or overlooked'

In partnership with ESSENCE and TIME, acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army, Trapped) reports on the often-overlooked Black women who seek out reproductive services in America. This two-part docu-series gives a snapshot into the lives of Black healthcare providers, mothers and pro-choice and pro-life activists and shows how laws that restrict abortion access impact Black women and their families.

Below, Porter writes about her inspiration for the film.

When ESSENCE and TIME asked me to make this short two-part film about the racial politics of abortion, I discovered that I have a very personal connection to the subject. Despite the fact that I had already made a documentary called Trapped about abortion, I didn’t fully understand how it had affected my own family history, how it had even triggered an incident with the KKK and one of my relatives.

Making a film about abortion can unsettle you for many reasons. Hearing women tell you they would love to have another child if only they could feed the ones they already have will break your heart. I heard these stories over and over while making my documentary, and I know every woman I met faced tremendous internal conflict over choosing to terminate a pregnancy. But this choice might be even more complicated for Black women.

Race still plays a role in abortion politics. At abortion clinics across the South, White protestors hold pictures of Black babies as they shout at women entering the clinics. And it’s not just White protesters. Even though polls show that most African-Americans describe themselves as pro-choice, there are scores of Black anti-abortion activists who also use race in their anti-choice rhetoric. The truth is, most women who receive abortions are White, but Black women are five times more likely than White women to get an abortion. But this statistic doesn’t tell the full story. It doesn’t tell you that the overwhelming reason the women I met gave for having an abortion was that they simply could not afford another child. And it doesn’t tell you the heartache behind these decisions.

Often our stories, the stories of Black women, are too often lost or overlooked, but I hope this film will give new voice to the hard choices that so many women face.

Dawn Porter is an award-winning filmmaker whose 2013 documentary GIDEON’S ARMY won the Sundance Film Festival Editing Award and the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award, along with an Emmy nomination. Her 2016 film, “TRAPPED,” which centers on abortion rights in America, won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival.

This article originally appeared on Essence.com

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