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  4. Almost 70 Arrested Protesting the Death of Philando Castile

  5. Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers in Freddie Gray Case 

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    1. No Charges in Case of Texas Girl Who Was Injured by Rope Around Neck on School Trip 

    2. Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Sues NYC for $10,000,000
    3. Almost 70 Arrested Protesting the Death of Philando Castile
    4. Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers in Freddie Gray Case 
    5. ‘Mothers of the Movement’ Stand With Hillary Clinton at the DNC 
    6. Bill O’Reilly: Slaves Who Built the White House Were ‘Well-Fed,’ Had Government Lodging 
    7. Persons of Interest in Fort Myers, Fla., Club Shooting Identified
    8. Noodles & Co. Chef Refused to Cook for Uniformed Alexandria, Va., Police Officer: Report 
    9. Trump Supporter Yells Racist Slurs at Black Woman on Subway
    10. PolitiFact Schools White People Who Refused to Believe White House Was Built by Slaves
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    1. An Open Letter to Bill O’Reilly From One of the Slaves Who Built the White House

    2. 6 Historic Structures in America That Were Built by Slaves
    3. Relationship Hall Passes Are Dumb, Like Jordan-Playing-Baseball Kinda Dumb
    4. The Fire This Time: Anthology Features a New Generation of Authors Speaking Out on Race
    5. Prenups Are for Poor People
    6. Nice Day for a ‘White’ Wedding: The Problem With Whiteness in Bridal Magazines
    7. Drake Disses, Kobe Wishes: The Top 5 Pettiest Moments This Week
    8. Donald Trump Scared the Hell Out of My Wife
    9. Rising Above a Disability Through a Comic Book
    10. Young-Adult Author Jacqueline Woodson on Writing Stories That Appeal to All Ages
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    2. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
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    5. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
    6. These Musicians Are Geminis. But Are You Surprised?
    7. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
    8. 11 Summer Must-Reads for Young Readers
    9. Celebrating Being Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC
    10. The Root 100 2016: Time to Nominate Your Choices
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    2. Why We Should Talk About Gentrification and Other Pillar Issues This Election
    3. The RNC Is Over, but Can We Talk About Pastor Mark Burns?
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    5. The One Reaction Everyone Should Have to Donald Trump’s RNC Nomination Speech
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    8. The RNC's 5 Worst Moments So Far
    9. The Alt-Right Debutante Ball: How a Racist Group Hijacked the GOP and RNC
    10. Here Is Why Your Vote Is Not Your Voice
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    2. How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?
    3. Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem
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