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  • Obama, Biden Slam Trump, Tout Clinton

    Jul 27, 2016, 11:09 p.m.

    The Democrats bought out the party's two heavyweights Wednesday at their national convention in Philadelphia, and the commander in chief and his vice president made clear their belief that Hillary Clinton will make a great president and voters should be energized to support her campaign against the Republican nominee Donald Trump.
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  • Cases Against Baltimore Officers Dismissed

    Jul 27, 2016, 9:53 a.m.

    Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges for the remaining Baltimore police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray — a likely end to the high-profile case that has yet to hold anyone accountable for Gray's death.
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  • Top Priority: Mobilizing the African-American Vote

    Jul 26, 2016, 11:36 a.m.

    National civic and civil rights leaders are counting down the days to the upcoming general election with nervous anxiety over their ability to turn out significant numbers of voters to the polls on Nov. 8.
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  • Blacks Urged to Vote, Work Against Trump

    Jul 25, 2016, 2:43 p.m.

    Community leaders and activists drove home the same messages inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center at a Black Caucus session Monday on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — namely the importance of getting out to vote and keeping Donald Trump out of the White House.
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  • Recent Killings Strengthen Movement for Black Liberation

    Jul 27, 2016, 2 p.m.

    As signs of social injustice and inequality become more frequent and conspicuous, Black millennials in the D.C. metro area, many of whom are angry, confused, and eager to do something, have taken their fight for Black lives to new levels.
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  • MPD Provides Resources for Senior Safety

    Jul 27, 2016, 3 p.m.

    In light of recent crimes involving D.C. seniors, many wondering what is the government's role in protecting the city's most vulnerable.
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  • U.S. Transportation Dept. Approves Flights to Cuba

    Jul 27, 2016, 3 p.m.

    As part of the Obama administration's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved six domestic airline services for flights to the island.
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  • EDITOR'S COLUMN: We Must Vote!

    Jul 27, 2016, 3 p.m.

    No amount of haggling, protesting, lambasting or inertia can change that. We can certainly complain about the electoral process. We can moan and groan about the two-party system. We can even step out on our own and write in some other name on our ballot. But we've got to do something — we must make a choice — we must vote.
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