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Allyson Felix

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With the amazing & incredibly inspirational @simone_manuel!(I was screaming my head off for her in Rio??)…

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Sunny Hostin

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Trump Foundation lacks the certification required for charities that solicit money - The Washington Post

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Propane Jane?

@docrocktex26

I think it's bullshit and we all know where that comes from.

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Zerlina Maxwell

@ZerlinaMaxwell

OMG >> Trump Foundation lacks the certification required for charities that solicit money - The Washington Post https://t.co/MehSCXBWrn

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Jemele Hill

@jemelehill

Why is Miami out here looking like Tennessee?

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Donna Brazile

@donnabrazile

Here is Kyli Stoner a Democratic organizer here in Westmoreland County. #StrongerTogether https://t.co/Soy5lgkjtl

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Touré

@Toure

Again, why is Gary Johnson still in this? America has a serious choice to make & he’s out on the margin messin around, siphoning off votes.

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shonda rhimes

@shondarhimes

.@sarahdrew is one of many, many excellent singers on our show... #GreysAnatomy

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jesseWilliams.

@iJesseWilliams

Seriously, @sarahdrew's serenade is one for the ages. (I'm a helluva voice coach am I right?) #GreysAnatomy

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shonda rhimes

@shondarhimes

I spent a lot of time picking out the perfect song for this moment. Thank you to @sleepingatlast for the cover. #GreysAnatomy

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shonda rhimes

@shondarhimes

Womb to tomb. Ride or die. #GreysAnatomy

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#AlfredOlongo needed help, not death. #WeWontBeSilent #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/cwlyb5Gbnp

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Celebrating #NationalLiteracyMonth with #chimamandangoziadichie's #Americanah. "Dear… https://t.co/UMnJ06bWk9

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ICYMI: Who took the #1 spot on The Root 100, our annual list of influential African Americans, age 25-45? Find out.… https://t.co/gp4tglpKS3

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RT @riseupasone: El elenco de @Univision nos cuenta porqué es importante usar nuestra voz. Únete y dinos, ¿qué es para ti tu voz? #RiseUpAs

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Graphic body cam footage shows Louisiana cops fatally shoot 6-year-old boy. https://t.co/NaIGCXsDju https://t.co/iKWmiitRBo

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Obama supports #ColinKaepernick's and other NFL players' protest. https://t.co/jIiQAbdfoU https://t.co/TzFlP2a6Hm

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Police claim #AlfredOlango was in 'shooting stance' when he was shot. Alhttp://buff.ly/2d97I8u https://t.co/GzUaYN2kJK

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Having way too much fun quizzing the cast of #GrowingUpHipHop! https://t.co/y0Bu34vzp4 #TheRootLive

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Our senior editor @YeshaCallahan wrote about her #ParkingWhileBlack experience with the cops in her town… https://t.co/ixhI25VMc1

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#Breaking: 3 dead, more than 100 injured in horrific NJ commuter train crash https://t.co/FvkStCuevc https://t.co/Mk0seWUxeD

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Watch our Facebook Live at 10:30am EST as we quiz the cast of #GrowingUpHipHop about their hip hop knowledge.… https://t.co/ALBMTO3ZEO

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Bill Cosby cases played a part in California ending its statute of limitations for rape https://t.co/hrF5s6rBUS https://t.co/Iqie6eLKJ6

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White student @ETSU wore a gorilla mask to taunt #BlackLivesMatter protestors https://t.co/3CsYslCR58 https://t.co/CN3BU3o9a4

Thu Sep 29 2016 09:40:05 am

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.@Common compares @Kaepernick7 to #MuhammadAli and says Trump isn't fit to be president https://t.co/HpghuEmPx4 https://t.co/gkZePnJHMU

Thu Sep 29 2016 09:20:06 am

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An Indiana bank robber disguised himself as Rick James https://t.co/YWePI2VbSw https://t.co/QHMIXoXR0s

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Trayvon Martin's parents will be releasing a book about their son and his legacy in January 2017… https://t.co/5mfbXbTpv1

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A Penn. cop has lost 2 jobs after a controversial social media post https://t.co/ko0H7dharY https://t.co/CMlzH4Cd7g

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#RichardGonsalves, the #ElCajon officer who killed #AlfredOlango, had 2 sexual harassment lawsuits against him.… https://t.co/NsHF07I0Ju

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When Black women are there to help shape the minds of the future...that screams #YoungFabFemale!… https://t.co/Mbs6qfznvd

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President Barack Obama looks adoringly at First Lady Michelle Obama as she chats with him. #SingaporeVisit https://t.co/dZVoP2BQK5