Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday April 30 1. Lawyer for family of man killed by Philly police calls for reforms A day after she filed a civil-rights suit against the Philadelphia Police Department, the mother of Brandon Tate-Brown told reporters that she will continue to fight for the evidence in her son’s death to be released…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday April 29 1. Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 4,700 as rescuers face challenges More than 4,700 people dead. More than 9,200 injured. Eight million affected across Nepal. One million children urgently in need of help. Those are the startling numbers that indicate the scale of the devastation from the huge earthquake that…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday April 28 1. Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is the new U.S. attorney general. Lynch was sworn in yesterday by Vice President Joe Biden, who said the daughter of a Baptist minister who preached during the sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C., will now be “leading the march…

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I’VE PARENTED both as a noncustodial father and as a married father, and the experiences are vastly different – both for the parent and for the child. As a noncustodial father, a man can be reduced to little more than a voice on a phone, a playmate on a weekend or a name on a…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday April 27 1. Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500 Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors of the massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation a day earlier, killing more than 2,500 people. Acrid, white smoke rose above…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday April 24 1. Loretta Lynch makes history The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama’s next attorney general came to a close Thursday when the Senate finally voted to confirm Loretta Lynch. The 56-43 vote makes Lynch the first African-American female attorney general in U.S. history. But the delay of…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday April 23 1. Senate Unanimously Passes Human Trafficking Bill After Long Delay The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a stalled bill to fight human trafficking, freeing it to consider the nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to be the next attorney general. The trafficking vote moved the chamber past legislation that has been delayed…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday April 22 1. Senate deal on trafficking clears way for Loretta Lynch vote Republicans and Democrats in the Senate reached an agreement Tuesday on an anti-human-trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he expected…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday April 21 1. Bobby Brown’s Lawyer Clarifies His Comments About Bobbi Kristina  After Bobby Brown told concertgoers in Dallas Saturday night that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, “is awake,” Brown’s lawyer Christopher Brown is scaling back the singer’s exuberant claim that Bobbi “is watching me.” “Bobbi Kristina’s condition has changed since moving…

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MY LIFE is a reality show, but Hollywood doesn’t see it that way. Seems I don’t fit neatly into the reality-show formula that says there are two kinds of reality stars: the person you want to be, and the person you thank God you’re not. My problem? I’m an everyman. And while that would’ve worked…

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