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    1. Donald Trump Clinches GOP Nomination

    2. Calif. Father, Accused of Setting House Fire That Killed 5-Year-Old Son, Surrenders to Police
    3. Mich. Man Survives Gunshot to Start Residency at Same Hospital Where Doctors Saved His Life
    4. 2 Ohio Men Charged in Brutal Racist Beating That Left Black Man With Broken Eye Socket
    5. Tenn. Principal Wasn’t Having It After Someone Criticized Student Who Was Slain
    6. 1st Look at the Obamas’ New DC Home
    7. Protest Outside Donald Trump Rally in NM Turns Violent
    8. Justice Department to Seek Death Penalty Against Alleged Charleston, SC, Church Shooter
    9. Mo. Father Accused of Fatally Shooting Infant Son Surrenders to Police
    10. Ursula Burns Stepping Down as CEO of Xerox, Leaving No Black Woman as CEO of an S&P 500 Company
  2. Culture

    1. If Commissioner Bill Bratton Wants to Discuss ‘Thugs,’ He Should Start With the NYPD

    2. How to Stop Jay Z From Threatening Us With New Music
    3. Watch: Misty Copeland Bedazzles the World and Offers Food for Thought
    4. Confessions of a DC Lawyer-Lobbyist-Turned-L.A. Comedy Writer-Producer
    5. She’s in Love With a ‘Nice’ Boyfriend Who Doesn’t Trust Her and Still Has a Wife
    6. Old Folks May Hate the Way Young People Use Slang, but Who Are They to Talk?
    7. Was Tamar Braxton’s Neck-Rolling Too Real for The Real?
    8. Black Music Month Means Studio Sessions at The Root
    9. Why Draymond Green Is and Isn’t a Dirty Player, Explained
    10. Cornel West and Arturo O’Farrill Speak Truth to Power Through Jazz
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    1. The Root 100 2016: Time to Nominate Your Choices

    2. Wealthy Africans on the Map
    3. Stars of Tomorrow: The Root’s 2016 Young Futurists
    4. Michelle Obama Is Dope. These Pictures Explain Why
    5. Photos: Black Lives Matter Minneapolis Protests Death of Jamar Clark
    6. The Best of #BlackExcellence
    7. Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2015
    8. Healthy Holiday Hacks: Jump-Start the New Year With These 5 Tips
    9. Nominate a Young Person for The Root 2016 Young Futurists
    10. 14 of the Best Nonfiction Books by Black Authors in 2015
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    1. Sister, Soldier, Voter: Tapping Into the Hidden Vote of the Black Military Woman

    2. Trump’s Secret Plan to Win the Presidency: Pitting Minorities Against One Another
    3. Why Black Voters Are the Most Rational Voters of 2016
    4. Yes, Bernie Sanders, the System Is Rigged—What Else Is New?
    5. Scold-in-Chief? The Love-Hate Relationship Between HBCUs and President Obama
    6. Racist Michelle Obama Cartoon Is Just Another Example of Conservatives’ Blatant Hypocrisy
    7. Black Trump Exec’s Love for Her ‘Boss’ Makes Her Cry
    8. Donald Trump Can Become President. Here’s How
    9. 10 People of Color Hillary Clinton Could Pick as Her Vice President
    10. Will Party Loyalty Trump Fears About Donald Trump for Black Republicans?
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    1. The Lynching of My Husband’s Ancestor Shocked a Nation

    2. Martin R. Delany: Am I Related to the Black Nationalist?
    3. Was My Black Texan Ancestor Fathered by a White Judge?
    4. Ga. Lynching: Was My Ancestor a Victim of One?
    5. War of 1812: Ancestors in Canada Escaped US Slavery
    6. Adoption Search: 19th-Century Records
    7. Emancipation Day: The End of Slavery in the Capital of a Free Nation, Over 150 Years Ago
    8. Finding Prison Death Records for Ancestors
    9. Emergency DNA Tests: Expert Advice
    10. That Time Jackie Robinson Was a Columnist for the Pittsburgh Courier
  6. Photos

    1. Photos: The Root 100 2015 Release Party

    2. Photos: The Face of Courage in the Fight For Black Lives
    3. The Root Celebrates 2013 Root 100 honorees
    4. 2013 The Root 100 Honorees Celebrated in NYC
    5. The Root Celebrates 100 Influencers and Achievers for 2013
    6. The Root Celebrates 100 Influencers and Achievers in 2013
    7. The Root 100 2013 Celebrated at NYC Gala
    8. The Root Celebrates Its Most Influential for 2013
    9. The Root 100 for 2013 Honored at Gala Event
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