Former U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to rename a street that runs through southwest Los Angeles after former President Barack Obama. As luck would have it, the street runs parallel to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, another hood classic.
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Naloxone Hydrochloride, or Narcan (Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)
If you are a heroin addict in Middletown, Ohio, the city is considering a controversial proposal that could have an impact on whether or not you get help the next time you overdose on your drug of choice, and if they have their way, three strikes means you’re dead.
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Monday, June 26, was the deadline set by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Flint, Mich., City Council to either approve a 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, provide an alternative long-term water solution or face legal action, and after a night of screaming matches between the public, council members and even Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, the council voted to extend the city’s contract with GLWA until September.
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Emmett Till Memorial on the Mississippi Freedom Trail in Money, MIss. (AP Images)
A historical marker created in Mississippi to memorialize and educate the public about the 1955 kidnapping and lynching death of 14-year-old Emmett Till was destroyed by vandals who obliterated all visible information about the death that helped galvanize the civil rights movement.
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Black Lives Matter Die-In at Twin Cities Pride Festival (Twitter/@susanelizabethl)
Black Lives Matter demonstrators briefly halted the 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival this past weekend in downtown Minneapolis, upset over the inclusion of police officers in the parade in the wake of the acquittal of a Minnesota police officer in the shooting death of Philando Castile.
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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating alleged political interference by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as part of its examination into the circumstances surrounding the removal of James Comey as FBI director.
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday that his state would prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas due to discriminatory legislation enacted in those states that targets LGBT Americans.
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