Daily Archive: September 27, 2013

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National

Booker, stripper: Twitter flirtation no big deal

Newark Mayor and senate candidate Cory Booker answers a question in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) by Katier ZezimaAssociated Press WriterNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Twitter is U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker’s preferred method of communication. He’s often seen at public events pecking away at his phone, sending his 1.4 million followers staccato updates, inspirational quotations, shoutouts to campaign volunteers and nerdy musings on “Star Trek.” But his social media habit raised some eyebrows this week after the website Buzzfeed disclosed that he direct messaged with a stripper from Oregon.

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Sports

Game Day Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings (In London)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88), and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, left, sit on the bench late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. The Bears won 40-23. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) This is exactly how the NFL drew it up right? Sending two winless teams to London for a chance to show off the game of American football to the European spectators. Yep, the NFL is surely excited for this showcase, or, maybe not.

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Opinion

The Heart of the Black Conservative (Yes, we have one)

Within the Republican Party, there is what I call this mystery of the Black conservative. Let me explain. Over the years, I have had this conversation with people from the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ollie North, Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour, etc. They would argue that there was this growing trend of “conservatism” within the Black community. I told them all categorically that this was bull.

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National

New $100 bill has ink well, more color, 3-D

A just cut stack of $100 bills rolls down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The federal printing facility is making the new-look colorful bills that include new security features in advance of the Oct. 8 circulation date. (AP Photo/LM Otero) by Nomaan MerchantAssociated Press Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A glitzier, high-tech version of America’s $100 bill is rolling off the presses and headed for wallets soon. Despite years of production-related delays, the updated $100 bill has undergone a major makeover that includes a color-changing ink well, 3-D security ribbon, and more texture on Benjamin Franklin’s collar.

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Metro

Smith takes County’s CYF in new direction

WALTER SMITH As the new head of Allegheny County’s Office of Children, Youth and Families, Walter Smith has joined the organization at an exciting time. This year marks the county’s 225th anniversary, which will be commemorated with a yearlong celebration starting this week.