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June 1, 2017

Warriors Strike First, Roll to 113-91 Win vs. Cavs in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Kevin Durant drove through the lane untouched for dazzling dunks time and again, finishing with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in his first NBA Finals for Golden State and leading the Warriors past LeBron James and the defending... Continue Reading →

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Why Eliminating the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Would Harm Black Entrepreneurship

President Trump released his full Fiscal Year 2018 budget yesterday, and it calls for a reduction in the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund from $248 million to a paltry $14 million. This essentially amounts to elimination of the crucial fund,... Continue Reading →

Masked Gunman Sparks Panic at Resorts World Manila

Police in the Philippines have taken control of a hotel and entertainment complex in Manila after it was stormed by a masked gunman. Resorts World Manila was put on lockdown after the incident, which happened shortly after midnight local time... Continue Reading →

At Least 504 Terminally Ill Sought Prescriptions for Life-ending Drugs Since Law Allowing Doctor-Assisted Suicide Went Into Effect

At least 504 terminally ill Californians have requested a prescription for life-ending drugs since a state law allowing doctor-assisted deaths went into effect in June 2016, marking the first publicly released data on how the practice is playing out in... Continue Reading →

Prominent Boston Bishop Caught Up in Undercover Prostitution Sting

Prominent Boston Bishop A. Livingston Foxworth was among those caught up in a recent undercover prostitution sting, reports The Boston Herald. Allegedly seeking sex services, Foxworth on Tuesday responded to a phony Backpage.com ad placed by Massachusetts State Police. According... Continue Reading →

White House Drafts Rule to Roll Back Obama-Era Mandate Requiring Religious Employers Provide Birth Control Coverage

Federal officials, following through on a pledge by President Trump, have drafted a rule to roll back a federal requirement that many religious employers provide birth control coverage in health insurance plans. The mandate for free contraceptive coverage was one... Continue Reading →

A Challenge for the Church: When Will We Step Up on Lessening America’s Racial Divide?

As the Golden State Warriors prepare to host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA championship playoffs, police are investigating a "racially motivated slur" directed at LeBron James. "My family is safe. That's the most important," James said... Continue Reading →

Elon Musk Sticks To his Word, Quits Trump Advisory Council Over Paris Withdrawal

Elon Musk on Thursday announced he is leaving President Trump’s business advisory council in response to withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. “Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or... Continue Reading →

United Methodist Megachurch In Mississippi Leaves Denomination Over Homosexuality Debate

A large Mississippi congregation has opted to leave the United Methodist Church over the Mainline denomination's divisive debate over its position on homosexuality. The Orchard, a Tupelo-based congregation that has an average attendance of approximately 2,700, reached an "amicable separation"... Continue Reading →

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