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Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Former AG Loretta Lynch

Senate Judiciary Committee

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 Bans Travel to States That Discriminate Against LGBT Americans

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

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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Movement for Black Lives Responds to the Question ‘What Happened to Black Lives Matter?’

Black Lives Matter

Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street on August 10, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

An article was published Wednesday that questioned the organization, the leadership, the purpose, the plans and the goals of Black Lives Matter. It was an article that organizers in the Movement for Black Lives say included multiple inaccuracies, and as the group seeks corrections or a retraction, they responded with an op-ed of their own to set the record straight.

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Stabbing at Flint Airport Being Investigated as an Act of Terrorism

Montreal Police guard the front of the four storey building in Montreal on June 21, 2017, where Amor Ftouhi, who is suspected of stabbing a Michigan airport police officer, lived before traveling to the US earlier this month.
 (Photo by Julien Besset/AFP/Getty Images)

A police officer was stabbed Wednesday at the Flint, Mich., international airport, and the FBI says it is investigating the incident as a possible act of terrorism because of statements the suspect reportedly made before attacking the officer.

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Judges Rule Brendan Dassey’s Confession Was ‘Improperly Obtained’

Brendan Dassey

Brendan Dassey appears in court Monday, April 16, 2007 (AP Photo/Dan Powers, Pool)

If you watched the Netflix docuseries “Making a Murderer,” you probably agree that the confession a teenage Brendan Dassey gave was coerced by police officers who took advantage of a mentally challenged boy who did not have a parent or lawyer present to help him. On Thursday, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled that the confession was improperly obtained, and the state of Wisconsin must either retry Dassey or release him from prison.

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Is SPD Underground Sanctioned By the Sacramento Police Department?

SPD Underground

SPD Underground (Facebook)

Tanya Faizon, a self-described “Abolitionist” with Black Lives Matter Sacramento, has been the repeated target of attacks on a Facebook page purported to be the “unofficial voice to the hardworking men and women of the Sacramento Police Department” in the state capital of California.

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Barack Obama Calls the New Senate Healthcare Bill Out For the Bullshit it Is

President Barack Obama

Former U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Former President Barack Obama took to his official Facebook page on Thursday to criticize the new Senate healthcare bill released today, calling it “a massive transfer of wealth” to “the richest people in America,” asking the Senate to “take a step back and measure what’s really at stake.”

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Florida Education Official: Gender Wage Gap is Caused By Genetics

University of Florida

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A member of the Florida State University system Board of Governors said during a meeting Tuesday that the gender wage gap is caused by genetics, and not the systemic social and economic causes that continue to favor men over women in the workplace.

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Congressional Black Caucus: Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Black People

Cedric Richmond

US Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana (Photo credit should read Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Cedric L. Richmond, Democratic Representative from New Orleans and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, wrote a three-page letter Wednesday to Donald Trump declining his invitation to meet with the CBC and outlining the many reasons why the group as a whole is saying no.

First-Ever Black President of an Ivy League University to Serve as Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons

Dr Ruth Simmons (Prairie View A&M University)

Dr. Ruth Simmons, who retired as the president of the Ivy League’s Brown University in 2012, has been named interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, replacing President George Wright, who announced on June 12 that he would be stepping down after 14 years to return to teaching history.

Andre Iguodala Wants Dub Nation to Calm Down About His Free Agency

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors player Andre Iguodala took to the airwaves of a Bay Area radio station Tuesday morning to calm down fans who are worried about his impending free agency that begins July 1.

Kamala Harris’ Black Music Month Playlist Broken Down By Song

Kamala Harris

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Kamala Harris, the junior Democratic U.S. Senator from California, released a Spotify playlist in honor of Black Music Month on Tuesday, featuring 50 of her favorite tracks from black artists in the fields of rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, hip-hop, rap, soul, pop, reggae and funk, allowing us a peek into her personality and what gets her moving.

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