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Josh Hader's family change shirts after pitcher's racist tweets emerge mid-game

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader took responsibility for racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced while he was pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night.<p>Hader was alerted to an online firestorm regarding the tweets when he came out of the game. He locked his account and after the game …

Baseball

Police chief told cops to randomly arrest black people to boost crime stats: probe

A former police chief in Florida allegedly pressured some officers to frame “anybody black” for unrelated crimes so the department could boast …

Crime

Man seen in video harassing woman in Puerto Rico shirt charged with hate crime

An allegedly intoxicated man, whose harassment of a woman wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt at a Chicago park last month was captured on video, has been charged with felony hate crime counts, a spokesperson for the Cook County prosecutor’s office said.<p>Timothy Trybus, 62, is charged with two felony …

Crime

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Fort Lauderdale

White guy back-punches black kid, throws skateboard at him, then calls police—guess who‘s arrested?

It’s all in the video.<p>What’s disturbing? This disgusting POS believes he can away with sucker-punching a black teen on a skateboard (who could have …

Skateboarding

‘You’re going to jail’: Officer fired for abuse of power after pulling over daughter’s boyfriend

The dash cam was mounted just below the police cruiser’s roof, in perfect position to capture the 26-year patrolman’s transformation from concerned father to authority-abusing police officer.<p>On that day in April, John Kovach’s 18-year-old daughter, Katlyn, was dating an 18-year-old her parents …

Crime

A black woman was at the pool on vacation. A white man asked whether she showered before swimming.

Carle Wheeler was doing what one does on a vacation in the sun, hanging with her 5-year-old daughter in the pool of the hotel in Pasadena, Calif., where they were staying, when a man approached them.<p>The man, who is white, asked Wheeler and her daughter, who are black, if they had showered before …

Women of Color

In 1968, Poor Americans Came to D.C. To Protest, Some By Mule

Fifty years ago, photographer and folklorist Roland Freeman hitched his hopes to a humble caravan of mule-driven wagons. The Mule Train left the small town of Marks, in the Mississippi Delta, for Washington, D.C. It was part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s last major effort to mobilize impoverished …

Black History

Waffle House employees keep calling the cops on black customers

Calls for a national boycott are intensifying after a couple was put in handcuffs following a dispute over a charge.<p>The Waffle House restaurant chain has become the target of a boycott campaign in recent weeks, following several incidents in which employees called the police on black customers.<p>Now, …

It's Become Impossible for Republicans to Deny Their Party Is Racist

Stop acting shocked that a Confederate-loving candidate won in Virginia's primary.<p>When Corey Stewart won the Virginia Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, the reaction from some corners of the GOP was shock and dismay that the party had nominated an overt white nationalist for such an important …

University of Chicago becomes first elite college to make SAT, ACT optional for applicants

CHICAGO — The University of Chicago announced Thursday it will no longer require its American undergraduate applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores, making it the most prominent institution to make the exams optional.<p>Several smaller liberal arts colleges— and a few first-tier research universities— …

College & University

Today in Trump’s America: Trump embraces pro-Confederate Senate nominee Corey Stewart

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p><i>Good morning from</i> <i>Emily</i> …

How A Black Detective Infiltrated The KKK

In 1978, Ron Stallworth was working as a detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department when he came across a classified ad to find out more about the Ku Klux Klan — and answered it. Two weeks later, he got a call on the police department's undercover operations line. It was the local KKK …

Donald Trump

Aryan Brotherhood leader gets life in power-drill murder over $600 dispute

A man whom authorities described as the second in command of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood in Texas was sentenced Friday to life in prison for torturing and killing a man over a $600 dispute.<p>Michael Lynn Rogers, 48, known as "Texas Mike," was convicted of murdering of Alberto Gonzalez, …

Crime

White Restaurant Manager Pleads Guilty to Enslaving Mentally Disabled Black Man

The manager of a South Carolina restaurant has pleaded guilty to one federal count of forced labor, admitting to using violence and threats in order …

'I Am Not Resisting.' Video Shows Police Repeatedly Punching Oregon Man

Civil rights groups in Oregon are calling for an investigation after a video showed police punching a prone man in the head at least 16 times.<p>The …

A Kentucky crowd cheered a valedictorian for quoting Trump. Then he told them it was Obama.

Ben Bowling's graduation speech was one of the rare instances where electoral polling numbers can help us understand humor.<p>The 18-year-old is the valedictorian of the Bell County High School Class of 2018. The southeastern Kentucky school is about 80 miles north of Knoxville, Tenn.<p>The closest a …

Donald Trump

Florida Strikes Again: White Woman Captured on Video Spewing Curses, Racial Slurs at Black Family

I won’t even bother making a quip about Florida today because we all know what’s up. So let’s get right into the story.<p>Facebook user Covey Banks, who …

American farmers worry they'll pay the price of Trump's trade war

It is just increasing tensions. Uncertainty is a huge factor Jacqueline Varas, American Action Forum<p>America’s farmers are about to start harvesting the wheat crop. Close to 60m tonnes are gathered annually and almost half is usually exported. Where this crop will be sold, though, remains an open …

Donald Trump

The most disturbing parts of the 171-page warrant for the Golden State Killer suspect

On Friday, a judge unsealed parts of the arrest warrant for Joseph DeAngelo — the 72-year-old former police officer who is accused of committing serial rape and murder across California beginning <b></b>40 years ago.<p>The heavily redacted document describes how police finally found the Golden State Killer …

Crime

Family: Virginia police shooting video raises more questions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of a young, black Virginia man who was fatally shot by police while naked and unarmed said the release of body-camera footage answered some of their questions about what happened but raised even more.<p>The video made public Friday shows Marcus-David Peters emerge naked …

Law Enforcement

Armed bystander fatally shoots gunman who opened fire in Oklahoma City restaurant

A bystander fatally shot a gunman who opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday evening, injuring multiple people, police said.<p>The unidentified shooter entered Louie’s Grill & Bar, located on the water at Lake Hefner, and started shooting at customers about 6:30 p.m., said Capt. Bo …

Law Enforcement

New NFL policy: Teams to be fined if players kneel during anthem

The National Football League announced Wednesday that all players who are on the field when the national anthem is heard before a game must stand — or they can choose to remain in the locker room without penalty.<p>Teams will be subject to a fine if a player disobeys, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell …

Football (U.S.)

Milwaukee police release ‘disturbing’ video of Bucks player’s arrest

Moments after police body-camera video of his arrest was released Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown said his experience with the city’s police department was “wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody,” and he sharply criticized officers for “a simple parking ticket” that turned into “an …

Law Enforcement

Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

Amazon Echo

Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware

VPNFilter can survive reboots and contains destructive "kill" function.<p>Hackers possibly working for an advanced nation have infected more than …

Turn a single-bulb garage or basement light socket into a motion-activated light

My previous house had those old-style ceramic, single-bulb ceiling light fixtures in the basement. There were three of them in about a 1000 ft² area, …

He took his family to lunch, left the table and rammed them with his car, killing two, police say

The Sunday lunch rush was underway at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, N.C., a restaurant about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Inside the rustic eatery with wooden plank walls, Roger Self, a former police officer turned private investigator, was eating appetizers with his family. Around noon, …

justicesystem

Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says

SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A teenage boy charged with fatally shooting eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told a newspaper.<p>Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of Shana …

How To: We Tested the Best Burner Phone Apps for iPhone & Android — Here's Our Top 4

A burner number isn't just for criminals and cheating spouses. In this digital world, with many of our interactions being conducted online, a …