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  5. Minn. Man Accused of Beating 7-Month-Old to Death After Discovering He Wasn’t the Father 

  6. Wash. Community Bands Together to Remove Racist Vandalism Covering Black Family’s Home

  7. Questions Remain After Indianapolis Cop Shoots Homeowner 

  8. Investigation Launched After NC State Trooper Fatally Shoots Deaf Man 

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    1. South Africa’s 1st Black Female Pilot Sets Stage for Others to Follow

    2. Minn. Man Accused of Beating 7-Month-Old to Death After Discovering He Wasn’t the Father 
    3. Wash. Community Bands Together to Remove Racist Vandalism Covering Black Family’s Home
    4. Questions Remain After Indianapolis Cop Shoots Homeowner 
    5. Investigation Launched After NC State Trooper Fatally Shoots Deaf Man 
    6. 1st Child With Double Hand Transplant Is Making Amazing Progress
    7. Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Giving Butt Injections to Woman Who Later Died
    8. Man Dead After Date With Woman He Met Online
    9. Newark, NJ, Police Chased 10-Year-Old Boy With Guns Drawn in Case of Mistaken Identity
    10. Accused Charleston, SC, Shooter ‘Self-Radicalized’ Online, Prosecutors Say
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    1. Yes, Zendaya in Spider-Man Is the Mary Jane We All Hope For

    2. $17,500,000 Reasons The Birth of a Nation Is Coming to a Theater Near You
    3. What Would Nat Turner Do?
    4. Al Sharpton on Nate Parker: Hollywood Trying to ‘Smear the Messenger’
    5. 10 Things Afro-Brazilians Want You to Know
    6. Gabby Douglas and the Damning of Black Women
    7. Unique Views, Episode 7: White Lies, the Birth of a Scandal and Celebrity Crushes
    8. The Story of Bresha Meadows: Who Will Sing a Black Girl’s Song?
    9. White Lies: A Brief History of White People Lying About Crimes
    10. Michael Phelps’ Gold Medals Can’t Outshine Usain Bolt’s Black Brilliance
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    5. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
    6. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    7. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
    8. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
    9. These Musicians Are Geminis. But Are You Surprised?
    10. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
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    1. ‘We Need Real Democracy’: On the Choice of Stein-Baraka This Fall

    2. Finding Carly: Whatever Happened to the Breakout Stars, Heroes and Flops of the 2016 Primary Season?
    3. These 4 Court Rulings Give Police Powerful Weapons to Abuse Your Rights. They Need to Go
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    6. The GOP Hires Black ‘Suicide Squad’ to Save It From Trump
    7. Legal, Media Experts Say White Supremacists Are Using Trump to Grow Numbers
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    9. Don’t Throw Your Vote Away on Jill Stein
    10. George P. Bush’s Spineless Move to Endorse Trump Is About Power, Not Principle
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    4. She’s Gotta Have It, 30 Years Later: Where Are They Now?
    5. 40 Black Athletes to Watch at the Rio Olympics
    6. Our Power, Our Promise: When Thought Leaders Conjoin 
    7. Boyz n the Hood Cast at 25: Where Are They Now?
    8. Tumult: 72 Hours in Photos 
    9. Tennis Royalty: The Williams Sisters Love to Serve
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