AFTER THE RECENT actions of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, even the few black voters who supported Donald Trump despite his bigoted campaign rhetoric must now admit the obvious. A vote for Trump was a vote for racist policies. Sessions’ decision to order a broad review of federal agreements with dozens of law-enforcement agencies is nothing…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday October 16 1. DNC to Philly: Cash in on our convention The Democratic National Convention wants to partner with local businesses. The convention, which will officially nominate the Democratic candidates for president and vice president, will take place July 25-28 at the Wells Fargo Center. The event is expected to draw 35,000…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday October 14 1 .Hillary Clinton’s big night on the debate stage Hillary Clinton delivered a poised, polished performance in the campaign’s first Democratic presidential debate, firmly defending herself against claims that she flip flops for political gain and likely quelling nerves in her own party after a stumbling start. Her confident…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday August 5 1. Family of Sandra Bland sues arresting officer The family of Sandra Bland – the 28-year-old black woman found dead in her jail cell last month – is suing the Texas state trooper who arrested her in what started as a routine traffic stop, but took a tragic turn.…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday July 24 1. Gunman kills 2, then himself in Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater As the previews ended and the lights dimmed for the screening of the comedy “Trainwreck,” a man stood up inside a Louisiana movie theater, pulled out a handgun and began firing indiscriminately. The shooter, a 58-year-old white man,…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday May 27 1. Cleveland, DOJ announce changes in police force  The city of Cleveland and Department of Justice announced Tuesday how they are moving forward on agreed changes to the city’s police force. The consent decree is the next step after the city agreed to changes last year following a scathing report from DOJ…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday May 18 1. FBI experts to examine Amtrak train’s windshield The National Transportation Safety Board is tapping FBI experts to investigate whether a mark on the windshield of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was made by a hurled projectile — or even a bullet — before it derailed in Philadelphia last…

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The Baltimore Police Department has completed its investigation into the April 12 death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury a week after he was arrested for allegedly carrying a switchblade and fleeing police. The department’s findings went to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who announced Friday that all six…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday May 1 1. Report: Freddie Gray sustained injury in back of police van  The mystery into the death of Freddie Gray grew more complex Thursday as several new reports put the focus on what might have happened during a roughly 40-minute ride in the back of a police transport van. Among…

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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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