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Jackie Robinson's daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92.

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Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training

Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers.

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Supreme Court says Sotomayor breaks shoulder in fall at home

The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke her left shoulder in a fall at her Washington home.

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1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said.

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Beyonce gives $100,000 to 4 historically black schools

Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges during her groundbreaking Coachella performance, and now the singer is donating $100,000 to four black universities.

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Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.

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Denied flying lessons because he was black, he made history

As a young boy, Eugene May, 95, dreamed of flying airplanes. In the early 1940s he went to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, hoping to get the flying lessons he'd always wanted.

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Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says

Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing.

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Comey says it possible Russians have leverage over Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it's possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is "some evidence of obstruction of justice" in the president's actions and that Trump is "morally unfit" for office.

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Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues make it into Rock Hall

Bon Jovi reunited onstage with former members for a powerful performance celebrating its admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the late icon Nina Simone was welcomed to the prestigious music club with show-stopping performances from Lauryn Hill and Andra Day.

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Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest

The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested.

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Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested

Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music and Wi-Fi. That's one reason the arrest of two black men who were sitting in a Starbucks struck a nerve for so many: They were doing exactly what people do at most any of the chain's 28,000 stores worldwide.

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Beyonce makes history at Coachella

After postponing her 2017 headlining gig at Coachella due to her pregnancy with twins, Beyonce more than made it up to fans on Saturday night when she closed out the festival in Indio, Calif., with a history-making performance that reunited the pop star with Destiny’s Child and included appearances by her husband Jay-Z and little sister Solange.

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'Winnie!' South Africa bids farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday, after supporters defended her complex legacy with poetry and anger.

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Trump: US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons

The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Pentagon officials said the attacks targeted the heart of Assad's programs to develop and produce chemical weapons.

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Kenya Moore expecting first baby with hubby Marc Daly

The pitter-patter of little feet will soon be heard at “Moore Manor.”

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When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose.

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More prison time for ex-Army mother in child abuse case

An ex-military couple convicted of abusing their young foster children received additional punishment on Thursday during a resentencing prompted by an appeals court's ruling that their initial sentences were insufficient and didn't properly apply federal guidelines.

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In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America's opioid epidemic. But the training wraps up quickly; all the naloxone inhalers are claimed within 20 minutes.

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