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 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 Friday March 6  1. S. Ambassador to South Korea stabbed in knife attack The U.S. ambassador to South Korea survived a knife attack Thursday morning in the capital, Seoul. Here’s how it unfolded: Shouting “No to war training,” Kim Ki-jong, 55, allegedly lunged at U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert in Seoul with a…

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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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Before Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., there was Erin Forbes in Lower Merion, Pa. Forbes, the African American son of a microbiologist and a Temple University professor, was a student who worked nights as a security guard in the Philadelphia suburbs. He once told a relative that Lower Merion police stopped him at least three…

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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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Top 5 Live – January 22nd 1. Republicans invite Netanyahu to address Congress and diss Obama Republicans in Congress invited the prime minister of Israel to rebut Obama’s Iran policy from the congressional podium next month. 2. Ball inflation controversy creates a real mess for Patriots, NFL Seven years ago, the Boston Herald reported that the Patriots…

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On either side of the thin blue line that separates police from civilian, we all have the same aspirations. Chief among those is justice. But if we truly want justice for all the victims of senseless violence, and not just the ones who look like us, we must do more than stand up for the…

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Thanks to the decisions by grand juries in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, the Rev. Al Sharpton has put his marching shoes on. [blocktext align=”right”]Don’t get me wrong. I like a good march as much as the next person. Gives me a chance to exercise and see folks that I only see when covering…

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