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Mother charged in Wilkinsburg toddler’s death
The mother of a Wilkinsburg toddler who was found in a shallow ravine in Swissvale has been charged with her daughter’s death. On July 7,…
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6 arrested for drugs, gun charges over weekend in Zone 5
  PITTSBURGH, PA – In four separate incidents over the weekend, Zone 5 Officers recovered six hand guns and a large amount of drugs including…
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Robbery squad searching for men in connection with Sheraden business robbery
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is releasing surveillance photos from a recent business robbery in Sheraden. At approximately 3 p.m.…
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Two men. One coal-ash dump. No answers.
Inmates at a state prison in LaBelle, Fayette County, and town residents believe a coal ash dump has made them sick. George “Sonny” Markish stood…
Zone 3 responds to armed robbery in Belzhoover
Millennials are buying homes later, but still want a place of their own

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Obama chimes in on pop culture, 140 characters at a time
 WASHINGTON (AP) — After dipping his toe in the online world of Twitter years ago, President Barack Obama is now jumping in head-first, popping off…
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Lesson Unlearned? Celebrity Chef Paula Deen in hot water for posting photo of son in brownface
Paula Deen may still be recovering from last year’s leaked deposition that revealed her use of the N-word and affinity for slave-themed weddings, but that…
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Dylann Roof indicted for murder in AME shooting, charged with 3 additional counts of attempted murder
South Carolina Solicitor Scarlett Wilson on Tuesday announced that a grand jury indicted Dylann Roof on nine counts of murder for the Charleston Mother Emanuel…
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Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s home raided by FBI on child pornography probe
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Indiana State Police raided the home of beloved Subway pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday morning as…
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Police post photo of MARTA rape suspect
MARTA police are asking the public for help in helping to locate what they believe is a man responsible for a rape in the woods…
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Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have…
Bill Cosby admits drugging and sexing women
President Obama set to commute sentences for dozens of non-violent drug offenders
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Whoopi Goldberg still supports Cosby, but his admission could bring more lawsuits
Whoopi Goldberg stands by Bill Cosby in light of the rape allegations until he is proven guilty, as she said during a segment on "The View."
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Misty Copeland’s Historic Performance In ‘Swan Lake’ Is Even Better In Photos
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5 Things Diddy’s got to stunt about on ‘No Way Out 2′
Diddy revealed that he’s releasing an album in June, and since it’s officially July and there’s no album, we guess that’s not happening anytime soon. But there’s…
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Jill Scott is ‘disgusted’ & done defending Bill Cosby
Jill Scott is no longer standing by her mentor.
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ESPN’s 2015 Body Issue’s Beautiful Display Diversity & Strength Of Your Favorite Athletes
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Ever wonder what White people think about White privilege? Karen Hunter’s “White In America” will reveal the true answer
Best-selling author and SiriusXM host Karen Hunter provided some interesting vantage points for the upcoming televised special “White In America,” a look into the current state of race…
‘Unsung’ This Week: Was Xscape really ready for stardom?
Remy Ma joining ‘Love & Hip-Hop New York’

SPORTS

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Pirates put Josh Harrison on 15-day DL with thumb injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a left thumb injury.…
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Inside Conditions…Fanatic depreciation day
On Sunday, July 5, 2015 there was a photo op day for the fans held at PNC Park. The fans were allowed to take selfies…
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Mayweather stripped of title he won from Manny Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather is 48-0 and will probably retire undefeated. He still has to obey the rules, though. Mayweather did not, so one of the sanctioning bodies…
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Video shows FSU quarterback De’Andre Johnson punching woman in the face at Florida bar
Footage of Florida State University freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson punching a woman in the face was released today, leading to several battery charges lodged against…
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Atlanta’s new soccer team to unveil name and logo at party
  The brand new Atlanta franchise of Major League Soccer will unveil it’s official logo and name in a private and public viewing in central…
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Florida State QB De’Andre Johnson gets caught red-handed assaulting woman
Based on his university's athletics' policy, Johnson may or may not be expelled.
Williams sisters at Wimbledon: A look back at the Venus & Serena rivalry
Odell Beckham Jr. and Brittney Griner bare flesh and muscle for ESPN’s Body Issue 2015

OPINION

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Ever wonder what White people think about White privilege? Karen Hunter’s “White In America” will reveal the true answer
Best-selling author and SiriusXM host Karen Hunter provided some interesting vantage points for the upcoming televised special “White In America,” a look into the current state of race…
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Obama more comfortable with the presidency
Presidents are almost always scripted in public. When they speak before the American people, whether it’s at a State of the Union address, an “impromptu”…
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U.S. should take gun lessons from Britain
In Manchester, one of Great Britain’s largest cities, only 209 of the 6,700 police officers carry guns. These officers are bound by tight restrictions, Sir…
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Has the “Lost Cause” finally lost?
Has the pernicious fiction that there was something honorable about the Confederate rebellion–treason in the defense of slavery, as one observer so trenchantly put it…
The ‘new’ President Obama is bolder, more impassioned
Rewriting Confederate history

BUSINESS

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Fair housing group sues New York, alleging discrimination
 NEW YORK (AP) — A group advocating for fair housing practices has sued New York City, saying it promotes segregation by favoring Whites for affordable…
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Ritz-Carlton to refund service charges paid during CIAA tourney
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ A Charlotte hotel will refund the service charge that people paid for food and drink in its lounge during the CIAA…
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WealthyU: 5 tips to reboot your retirement
Many of us never really think about our retirement, but in actuality, we really should think about saving for the “golden years” all the time.…
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‘Terminator,’ ‘Magic Mike’ fizzle at July 4th box office
NEW YORK (AP) _ July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” fizzled,…
ER visits for dental crises doubled in 12 years
Black Women represent fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in U.S.

INTERNATIONAL

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Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmissions
The World Health Organization declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child on Tuesday,…
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Afghanistan girls attacked with acid for going to school
What kind of world are we living in?
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Women talk everyday sexism with #BeingFemaleInNigeria hashtag
Women talk about issues including being pressured to stay in abusive relationships, slut-shaming and double standards for men and women.
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US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries
LONDON (AP) _ The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights…
Dominican Republic resumes ethnic cleansing through mass deportation
World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US

LIFESTYLE

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Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style
PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris’ fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week —…
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Straight out of Egypt
The holiday that kicks-off the summer is Memorial Day weekend and traditionally in Pittsburgh that is also Alpha Weekend as in the Alpha Phi Alpha…
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Cover to Cover…‘I’ll Miss You Too’
Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now…
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Here’s everything you need to get your summer style on fleek
Vlogger Missy Lynn has got some fabulous notes on how to look cute at all of your favorite outings this summer.
Look hot, stay cool: 7 essentials for your fiercest summer ever
Here are the 10 people you’ll see at the Fourth Of July barbecue

GENERATION Y

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Millennials are buying homes later, but still want a place of their own
The lingering fallout from the economic recession, and social trends of delaying marriage and children, has left Millennials struggling to take the first step on…
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Malia Obama’s summer internship makes her the envy amongst all the ‘girls’
First Daughter Malia Obama may get to live in a big old White House, but it’s her new internship that makes her the envy of all…
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Teen with viral prom dress designs Naturi Naughton’s stunning BET Awards gown
Kyemah McEntyre, the teen who achieved viral fame after creating the prom dress of the year, has gone on to do even bigger and better…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
Local Navy culinary specialist
Sasha & Malia Obama all grown up in Europe

HEALTH

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ER visits for dental crises doubled in 12 years
The number of emergency room visits by people in need of critical dental care doubled between 2000 and 2012, and the nation’s new healthcare law…
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All The Mouth-Watering Dishes You Make For The 4th Of July
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Pervasive myths and misconceptions about organ donation still exist in the Black community
Dr. Velma Scantlebury has completed more than 1,000 kidney transplants—and counting. But since 1989, when she became the first African-American female surgeon to perform organ…
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Real Women Sweat: These 5 tips will get you to the gym today
Gym or dinner? If your choice is dinner, you need these motivational tips to get your sweat on.
Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…It’s Never Too Late to Quit
MINI of Pittsburgh supporting Central Blood Bank with Summer Blood Drive

Cover To Cover

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The Book Of Yeezus: ‘The World According To Kanye’ collects best Kanye West quotes in a book
When you’re one of the most controversial figures in pop culture, you tend to have a lot of quotables. Kanye West has a lot of quotables —…
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Cover to Cover…‘I’ll Miss You Too’
Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now…
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Cover to Cover…‘The Red Bicycle’
  Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away;…
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Aurora Reading Club celebrates 120 years
The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh recently celebrated their 120th Anniversary. In celebration they brought to Pittsburgh Ann Jeffries, the award winning author of the…
Cover to Cover…‘Finding Samuel Lowe’
Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’

EDITORS PICK

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Are our churches safe?
The horrific, racially charged shooting that took place last week in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and took the lives of nine…

FEATURES

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If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong
Because living alone is proof that you're doing something right.
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Marvin Winans preaches at Pentecostal Temple
It wasn’t a musical concert, but a special Men’s Day Service that brought Bishop Marvin L. Winans of the famed Winans family and The Winans…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Some good, some bad from recent election

PEOPLE

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Safaree replaces Nicki Minaj with beautiful banger
It looks like Nicki Minaj’s ousted boyfriend Safaree has rebounded quite nicely since being kicked to the curb by the Young Money queen. The musician…
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Brown family banned from Bobbi Kristina’s room after photo leak
Bobby Brown‘s family can no longer visit Bobbi Kristina Brown in hospice care after word broke of a photo of her unconscious was being shopped around, according to…
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Trina blasts Khloe Kardashian for dating yet another of her ex-boyfriends
Rapper Trina has grown tired of former friend Khloe Kardashian scooping up her hand-me-down boyfriends. Trina used to date rap impresario French Montona before Khloe…
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Kourtney Kardashian dumps Scott Disick after he goes on month-long party binge
Kourtney Kardashian has had enough.
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Safaree Samuels celebrated b-day with new Boo & the internet reacted like this
Nicki Minaj isn't the only one who moved on.
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Kevin Hart gets real about his fiancé taking charge of their upcoming small wedding
Guess who's keeping their wedding small? Kevin Hart. No pun intended.
What celebrities did on 4th of July weekend
Beyonce, Solange, Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott party at Essence

Education

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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Generation NEXT: Carter Redwood, actor
Charismatic energy and infectious enthusiasm exude from Carter Redwood, 23, when he talks of being able to live in New York City as he pursues…

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