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Full text of Obama's eulogy in Charleston 27.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The White House released the following text of President Barack Obama's eulogy for The Rev. Clementa Pinckney on ...
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Driver fleeing police charged in crash that killed 2 kids 27.6.2015 Yahoo: US National
DETROIT (AP) — A parole absconder was charged Friday with two counts of second-degree murder in a high-speed police chase that left two Detroit children dead and four other people ...
Full text of President Obama's eulogy for Clementa Pinckney 27.6.2015 Yahoo: US National
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The White House released the following text of President Barack Obama's eulogy for The Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday.
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Text: President Obama's eulogy at South Carolina funeral 27.6.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - THE PRESIDENT:  Giving all praise and honor to God.  (Applause.)  The Bible calls us to hope.  To persevere and have faith in things not seen. “They were still living by faith when they died,” Scripture tells us. “They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on Earth.”  We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. ...
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Full text of President Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney 27.6.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The White House released the following text of President Barack Obama’s eulogy for The Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday. THE PRESIDENT: Giving all praise and honor to God. (Applause.) The Bible calls us to hope. To persevere, and have faith in things not seen. “They were still living by faith when […]
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You Absolutely Have To Watch And Read Obama's Full Eulogy For Rev. Clementa Pinckney 27.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Barack Obama gave an impassioned eulogy at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday, discussing racism and the Confederate flag and leading the crowd in a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace." Obama said it wouldn't be fair to Pinckney's legacy "to go back to business as usual" after the funerals for the nine victims of a shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have concluded. Read a transcript of Obama's remarks below: Giving all praise and honor to God. (Applause.) The Bible calls us to hope. To persevere, and have faith in things not seen. “They were still living by faith when they died,” Scripture tells us. “They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on Earth.” We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. A man of service who ...
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Sexual Assault: From Central America to the Halls of Family Detention Centers 27.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When President Barack Obama declared the surge of unaccompanied minors a "humanitarian crisis," immigration activists were hopeful the President would help thousands of women and children fleeing violence. However, the administration responded to the crisis with a policy far from appropriate or humane. President Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson looked on as families and children were locked in detention centers. Though these centers are supposed to be less harsh than prisons, they instead operate as institutions that worsen the trauma migrant women and children experience in their dangerous countries and journeys. The lack of mental health services, alleged abuses by officers, and the general conditions render family detention centers unlivable and dangerous for many seeking refuge. Detained women and children are constantly reminded of the traumas they've experienced. Migrant women are leaving countries that have the highest rates of femicide and violence against women according to ...
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Read More: 20 Women Who Should Appear on the $10 Bill 26.6.2015 American Prospect
Public Domain In a speech last year in Kansas City, President Barack Obama said he received a letter from a nine-year-old girl that included a list of possible women to put on America’s paper bills and coins, “which I thought was a pretty good idea." In March of this year, Barbara Ortiz Howard and Susan Ades Stone started a campaign called Women on 20s to demand that the government replace former President Andrew Jackson’s image on the $20 bill with a woman from history. Now, the Obama administration is following through, although not in the way that the two women and the many followers they galvanized had hoped. Last week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that in 2020—the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote—a woman will appear on the $10 note, not the $20 bill.  Lew explained that the $10 bill was already scheduled to be redesigned to deal with counterfeiting threats. The new currency will feature state-of-the-art security and composition features and will ...
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Charleston Is Testing the Soul of America 26.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
On Wednesday, June 17, a young believer in white supremacy invaded the sacred sanctuary of the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. There he murdered nine black Christians who were gathered together for their weekly Wednesday-night prayer meeting. The killer had been welcomed by the African Methodist Episcopal church members to join them in prayer when he walked in, and he sat with them for more than an hour before he pulled out his gun and shot them dead at the prayer table. They were targeted and killed because they were black. It is painfully true that in our time, in this year, in the United States, there is still no safe space for black people in America -- even in their own churches. Racism is America's original sin. It expresses itself explicitly and overtly in what we horribly saw last week in a black church, but racism continues on, implicitly and covertly, in American institutions and culture. The sin of racism was very much alive at Mother Emanuel that horrible ...
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Finally, Some Good News for Families That Fled Violence and Poverty in Central America 26.6.2015 Mother Jones
For months at a time, desperate Central American mothers and their children seeking asylum in the United States encounter little access to legal counsel, inadequate health care , and even alleged extortion and sexual assault by guards in detention facilities. On Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson offered some hope, announcing reforms that could allow the release of hundreds of women and children on bond if they've successfully shown a "credible or reasonable" reason for seeking relief. The changes came a week after Johnson visited a detention center in Karnes City, Texas, one of three facilities that house families that have illegally crossed into the United States from places like El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. On a recent trip with other House Democrats, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) described it as a "jail camp." In late May, Lofgren et al. wrote a letter to Johnson calling for an end to family detention facilities. "In short, once a family has established ...
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African migrants find uneasy EU shelter after rough journey 26.6.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
CREIL, France (AP) — Against the odds, Hamed Kouyate has achieved his childhood dream of escaping African poverty and reaching the wealthy heart of Europe. But like many fellow migrants who endured a clandestine odyssey marked by toil and terror, the teenager now questions whether he's just gambled his life on a cruel ...
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World powers face off in soccer 26.6.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The United States and China, rival economic superpowers, are preparing to square off on the soccer pitch Friday, in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals.
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The inspiring 'Malala of Syria' 26.6.2015 CNN: Top Stories
It's 10:00 a.m. on a Tuesday in this part of the vast, rust-colored expanse of the Jordanian desert, and Mazoun Almellehan doesn't have time to think about all the things she's lost. She's thinking about what comes next.
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French woman goes on trial for deaths of 8 of her babies 26.6.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
DOUAI, France (AP) — One day in the summer of 2010, a man was digging in his garden in northern France when he discovered a trash bag containing the remains of an infant. When he summoned the police, they found the body of another newborn. A few days later, they found more bags in the […]
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Former Denver church official charged with child sexual assault 26.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A former official at The Potter's House Church in Denver was arrested recently in Texas on charges of sexually assaulting a child he met through the church.
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Philly cops arrest 5 MLK High teens in beating that went viral 26.6.2015 Philly.com News
Philadelphia police have arrested five students from Martin Luther King High School who earlier this month kicked and punched another student - knocking out several of his teeth - in an attack that was recorded and posted online Thursday.
Before We Have an Honest Discussion About Race 26.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Whenever there's a story of racial conflict in the news, media pundits will say, "We need to have an honest discussion about race." But first we need to have an honest discussion about slavery. Slavery happened. In the United States of America, one group of people owned another group of people. One group of people legally, systematically, and continuously killed, tortured, raped, degraded, exhausted, poisoned, and utterly demoralized another group of people for financial gain, social control, and sadistic pleasure. This happened in America. We're socialized -- or perhaps it's our inherent nature -- to suppress the evil that surrounds us. This is why an individual can post "having a great day at the beach" on Facebook while, on the same day, Boko Haram in Nigeria is kidnapping hundreds of young girls from their school. To feel happy and emotionally fulfilled in a world where children suffer in poverty seems almost sociopathic... unless you block out the bad stuff from your mind. It's a coping ...
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Racial 'Neighborhood Gap' Fuels Social, Economic Inequality 25.6.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Jennifer Love Hewitt welcomes second child, a boy 25.6.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Jennifer Love Hewitt has a new baby love Hewitt in her life - the actress has welcomed her second child.
Widespread Problems With Group Home Agency Prompt City to Cut Ties 25.6.2015 Truthout.com
Three weeks after three teens allegedly raped a woman after fleeing a group home in Brooklyn, New York City has ended its multimillion-dollar contract with the nonprofit social services agency that ran the home. The development, jointly announced Wednesday by the city and the agency, came after authorities uncovered management problems at other group homes operated by the organization, known as Boys Town. Boys Town had signed a $6.4 million deal with the city to oversee troubled youngsters as part of an experimental program launched in 2012. The initiative, known as Close to Home, calls for juvenile offenders to be held in group homes rather than in the upstate youth prisons that had been plagued by violence and allegations of sexual abuse. The idea was that the children would be more effectively treated if they were kept nearer to their families and received therapeutic services in less restrictive settings. The program requires that the homes be locked and equipped with alarms. Earlier this month, ...
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