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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I’ve watched with mounting concern as religious freedom has been challenged at the highest levels of American government. At the center of this religious fight is a presidential executive order that banned most travel to America from seven majority Muslim countries. Several judges, including US District Court Judge James Robart, have issued rulings that temporarily…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday April 20  1. Robert Bates speaks out on Tulsa shooting Robert Bates, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, reserve sheriff’s deputy accused of manslaughter in the death of a fleeing suspect — told NBC’s “Today” show Friday that confusing a taser and handgun can happen to anyone. That’s what Bates says happened on April…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday April 6  1. Government names Kenya attack mastermind The Kenyan government says Mohamed Mohamud, also known as Gamadhere, is the mastermind of Thursday’s Kenya university terror attack, according to a tweet from the country’s Interior Ministry. Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, took responsibility for the attack. Mohamud is “credited with having…

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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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Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday February 19  1. SRC votes to approve 5 new charter school applications The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Wednesday night to approve five new charter schools from among 39 applications. The approved schools were offered three-year charters and have until May 31 to agree to terms with the SRC. Absent…

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On the heels of President Barack Obama’s uplifting State of the Union address comes news that will dash the hopes of many. According to numerous published reports, the Justice Department is on the brink of announcing that it will not file federal civil rights charges against former Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot…

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