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    1. Tenn. Teen Offers to Carry Groceries in Exchange for Food, Receives Outpouring of Support

    2. Chicago Woman Stabbed to Death on CTA Red Line
    3. UK Votes to Leave the European Union
    4. Grand Jury Declines to Indict Texas Cop Who Slammed Teen Girl to Ground at Pool Party
    5. Harper’s Bazaar Senior Digital Editor Recounts Being Diagnosed With Zika After Caribbean Vacation
    6. President Obama Has ‘Discussed’ Becoming NBA Owner
    7. ‘This Was Their Best Shot’: Baltimore Reacts to Another Not Guilty Verdict in Freddie Gray’s Death
    8. House of Representatives Adjourns for 4th of July After Democrats Stage Sit-in for Almost 26 Hours
    9. Supreme Court Deadlocks on Obama Immigration Plan
    10. Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. Found Not Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder in Freddie Gray Case
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    2. A Short List of the Smartest Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said
    3. My Boyfriend’s Friend Keeps Telling Me My Man Is No Good. Should I Believe Him?
    4. #PulseShooting: A Homegoing for Our (Queer) Dead
    5. ‘Crazy Baldheads’ Seek to Eliminate Dreads
    6. 5 Things I Learned While Spending a Weekend by Myself With My Infant Daughter for the 1st Time
    7. In Defense of #TeamLightSkin
    8. A Note From ‘Team Light-Skinned’: Stop It, Already
    9. 10 Things You Can Say About LeBron if You Still Want to Hate Him but Have Run Out of Things to Say
    10. LeBron James Quiets the Haters and Cements His Legacy
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    2. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
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    5. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
    6. 11 Summer Must-Reads for Young Readers
    7. Celebrating Being Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC
    8. The Root 100 2016: Time to Nominate Your Choices
    9. Where Are More of the Wealthiest Africans Calling Home?
    10. Stars of Tomorrow: The Root’s 2016 Young Futurists
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    2. It’s Not Now, nor Was It Ever, President Obama’s Job to Cure Racism
    3. Michelle Obama’s Advice for Women: ‘Get to Know Ourselves’
    4. Weiner: The Saddest Sex Scandal of Them All
    5. ‘1st Gay President’? No. But Is Barack Obama an LGBT Ally? A Resounding Yes
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    7. Bill Clinton Speaking at Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Is the Corporate Co-Optation of an Icon
    8. 5 Things We Know Obama and Bernie Sanders Didn’t Talk About at Their White House Meeting
    9. That ‘Mexican’ Judge Trump Bashed Is a Nupe, and 4 Other Amazing Facts
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