Daily Archive: March 24, 2013

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Entertainment

Civil Rights Group launches petition urging Fox to drop ‘Cops’

BAD BOYS, WATCHA GONNA DO?– This series features police officers, constables and sheriffs’ deputies patrolling streets for car thieves, drug pushers, sex-trade workers, violent thugs and anyone else who dares step onto the wrong side of the law. New York, NY – ColorOfChange.org and its members are urging FOX, and corporate advertisers of the television show COPS, to make the 25th season of show its last in primetime.

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National

Ga. woman says she's certain suspect shot her baby

SUSPECT–This March 22, photo provided by the Glynn County Detention Center shows De’Marquise Elkins, 17, one of two teenagers arrested Friday and accused of fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face and wounding his mother during their morning stroll in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Glynn County Detention Center) by Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The mother of a baby gunned down in his stroller says she has no doubt a teenage suspect is the man who killed her 13-month-old son, but family members say he wasn’t anywhere near the scene.

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National

Chicago to close 54 schools to address $1B deficit

PROTEST–William Penn Elementary School Council Representative Rev. Dr. Brian Henderson speaks at a news conference held by the Committee to Save North Lawndale Schools, March 21, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) by Sara Burnett CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Chicago students, parents and teachers learned Thursday their schools were on a long-feared list of 54 the city plans to close in an effort to stabilize an educational system facing a huge budget shortfall.

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National

Study finds nearly 2 in 3 hate crimes unreported

HEADS RESEARCH ORGANIZTION–Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann, poses for a photograph in his office in Washington, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) by Pete Yost WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help.

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International

Chinua Achebe, celebrated Nigerian novelist, dies

ACCLAIMED NOVELIST DIES–Chinua Achebe, Nigerian-born novelist and poet poses his life at his home on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. by Hillel Itale and Jon Gambrell NEW YORK (AP) — The opening sentence was as simple, declarative and revolutionary as a line out of Hemingway:

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Entertainment

Gucci Mane wanted in alleged assault at Ga. club

WANTED– In this Oct. 2, 2010 file photo, rapper Gucci Mane arrives on the red carpet for the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) ATLANTA (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued for Gucci Mane after a fan told police the rapper hit him in the head with a champagne bottle at a downtown Atlanta nightclub.