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 Wednesday August 12 1. Clinton’s attorney hands over private e-mail server, thumb drive to FBI  Hillary Clinton’s attorney has provided the FBI with the private server that housed her e-mail during her four years as secretary of state. Her attorney also gave agents a thumb drive containing copies of thousands of e-mails…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday August 10 1. Supporters pay tribute to Michael Brown Hundreds of people gathered Sunday morning at the memorial of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot dead in the middle of the street by a white police officer exactly one year ago. Teddy bears and candles now mark the memorial on…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday July 23 1. Charleston Shooting Suspect Roof To Be Indicted On Federal Hate Crime Charges  Dylann Roof, who police say carried out a ruthless attack that killed nine black worshipers in a Charleston, S.C., church, will face federal hate crime charges. A federal law enforcement source confirms to NPR’s Carrie Johnson…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday June 2 1. Report: NBC in Talks to Keep Brian Williams With New Role  According to a report from CNN Money, NBC execs are looking for a new place for former “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams at the network. Negotiations are not yet complete, but Williams could also end up walking away…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday March 17 1. Dougherty plans $1 million spending spree to unseat Council incumbent, source says  At a fundraiser in January, Philadelphia Councilman Kenyatta Johnson triumphantly clasped his hands with party boss Bob Brady, surrounded by Mayor Michael Nutter, former Governor Ed Rendell, and mayoral candidate and state Sen. Anthony Hardy…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Monday March 16  1. Kremlin continues to deny rumors about Putin’s disappearance Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on a report from the independent news outlet Dozhd on Sunday that said Russian President Vladimir Putin had not been in Moscow for the last several days. Putin, who has not been…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Thursday March 5  1. Snow across the region overnight  Steady rain across the area continued until after midnight, when it changed over to snow from north to south.The snow fell steadily during the early morning hours and gradually shifted from north to south. In the north and west suburbs, the heaviest snow…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Wednesday March 4  1. Congress Sends Homeland Bill to Obama Without Conditions  Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they initially demanded. “Sanity is prevailing,” said New York Republican Peter King, a former…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday March 3  1. Congress restarts clock on DHS funding fight Congress was able to temporarily dodge an imminent shutdown to the Department of Homeland Security last week, but lawmakers aren’t out of the woods quite yet. The clock has been reset to four days and counting until Congress faces yet…

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