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Asked to Respond to First Amendment Concerns on Campus, University of Missouri Student VP Answers With Stunning Honesty

The University of Missouri’s student body vice president did not mince words when she used an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday to say journalists who claim to be exercising their First Amendment rights while reporting on the Mizzou protests are actually creating a “hostile” and “unsafe” …

Slavery in America was much worse than you probably imagined

This August, when Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter protesters, they told her that ongoing violence and prejudice against blacks was part …

Black History

South Africa 'a country at war' as murder rate soars to nearly 49 a day

South Africa’s murder rate has jumped 4.6% in the past year, with almost 49 people killed every day.<p>A total of 17,805 murders were committed from April 2014 to March 2015, an increase of 782 deaths from the year before in a population of 54 million.<p>The government admitted authorities were …

Africa

Chicago family gunned down, wounding baby, killing mom, grandmother

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> The top cop of Chicago expressed blunt outrage Tuesday after a shooting wounded an infant and killed the child's mother and grandmother, as they returned home from a family outing Monday night.<p>"Here we go again," Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy told reporters. "I'm …

Law Enforcement

Did an $800K Traffic Stop Bust a Major New York City Spice Ring?

A man stopped last year for using a cellphone while driving—with $644,338 in cash in his car and $150,935 more at home—is now named as a ringleader …

European Cities Back Away From Christmas Blackface

City officials in parts of Spain and the Netherlands announced this week that they would end the controversial practice of painting white faces black …

FBI Arrests Charleston Church Shooter's Friend, Joseph Meek

Meek was under investigation for making false statements and concealing knowledge about a crime.<p>The friend of alleged Charleston, South Carolina, church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested by the FBI Thursday afternoon.<p>Joseph "Joey" Meek's girlfriend told The State that the suspect, who housed Roof in …

A police officer accused of shooting his own car 'to concoct a story that he was fired upon' may face charges

The officer, who has not been named pending possible charges, is a 24-year-old part-time member of the Millis police force who was scheduled to begin training to become a full-time officer.<p>Sgt. William Dwyer, a spokesman for the department, said Thursday that the officer "fired shots into his own …

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Descendants of Cherokee’s Black Slaves

Yes, the Cherokee had slaves, and no, their descendants are not happy. They’re so unhappy, in fact, that they’ve sued the Cherokee nation that …

MTV Video Music Awards criticized for glorifying marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV's parent company about the …

WCSC: Top Stories

Ex-running back Lawrence Phillips charged with killing cellmate

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Former running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a California …

An NFL coach says he has never seen anything like what the Redskins did with Robert Griffin III in a preseason game

(Mark Tenally/AP)<br>In a preseason game last week, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was repeatedly hit by Detroit Lions defenders …

Alleged manifesto from Virginia TV journalists’ killer cites Charleston church massacre

Fax provided to ABC News lays bare the grievances of the late gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan<p>At 8:26 am Wednesday, ABC News received a fax from the man who later was identified as the gunman who killed two young Virginia journalists as they reported live on location earlier that morning. The 23-page …

Another Bush Gets It Wrong on Iraq

Getty.<p>In The Arena<p>By MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT<p>August 17, 2015<p>Since leaving office, I have come to a détente with many of my Republican friends, agreeing not to keep rehashing mistakes of the past and to instead focus on the future of America’s foreign policy. However, Republican presidential candidate …

Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer injured in apparent suicide attempt

Erik Kramer, the former Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears quarterback, shot himself on Tuesday night in what his ex-wife said was an apparent suicide attempt.<p>Erik Kramer shows NFL would rather tilt at Deflategate than confront true shame<p>Read more<p>Kramer, 50, was wounded in the shooting but survived. …

NFL

The Short, Violent Life of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

How a video-store clerk and small-time crook reinvented himself as America’s nemesis in Iraq<p><b>[Edited for the Web, June 8, 2006]</b><p>On a cold and blustery evening in December 1989, Huthaifa Azzam, the teenage son of the legendary Jordanian-Palestinian mujahideen leader Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, went to the …

Osama Bin Laden

Dr. Dre and Ice Cube demand out of wrongful death lawsuit over Suge Knight killing

In January, rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight used his pickup truck and ran over one of the film's technical advisors Cle "Bone" Sloan and Compton businessman Terry Carter. The death of Carter has led to a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit by his widow, who in a complaint filed in June painted the …

Sale of uranium by Ukrainian gang reportedly thwarted by security service

Ukraine’s security service has said it seized a small quantity of what appeared to be ore-grade uranium from a criminal gang in a peaceful western region.<p>Backyard missiles and meth: Ukraine, before the revolution – in pictures<p>Read more<p>The State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said the group had …

Russia

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Mother of Three: I'm a 'Better Parent Stoned'

Marijuana is a known treatment for anxiety – but for parenting? One mom of three insists that marijuana makes her a better parent.<p>The realization …

Facebook, eBay, And Google Side With Samsung Against Apple

Some of the world's biggest tech companies are picking sides in Apple vs. Samsung.<p>Google, Facebook, and eBay are supporting Samsung's objection to the court decision ordering it to fork over profits from smartphones found to infringe upon certain Apple patents.<p>It's the latest development in a …

The KKK Stirred Up White-Hot Rage at the South Carolina Statehouse This Weekend

What do you get when you combine the KKK, angry counter-protesters, and a whole lot of Confederate flags?<p><i>All photos by</i> <i>Justin Schmitz</i><p>On Saturday, the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia played host to a fierce rally organized by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a North Carolina–based …

Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond Admits To Setting Up 1994 Tupac Shakur Shooting

In all likelihood for <b>Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond,</b> the s#it has been introduced to the fan. Not only was Henchman found guilty last month for operating …

'Still a racist nation': American bigotry on full display at KKK rally in South Carolina

Outside the South Carolina statehouse, William Bader stood tall and defiant as he brandished a large Confederate battle flag. It was not unlike the one embroidered on his black shirt, or the one a local honor guard recently removed from a flagpole outside the legislative building where he protested.<p>…

Rights & Freedoms

A Drug Lord's Infuriating, Inevitable Escape

Late on Saturday night, Joaquin Guzman walked into a shower at Mexico’s maximum-security Altiplano Prison, entered a secret tunnel, and moved …