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Robert F. Smith, left, laughs with David Thomas, center, and actress Angela Bassett at Morehouse College on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Atlanta. Smith, a billionaire technology investor and philanthropist, said he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement Sunday morning while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in Atlanta.  (Bo Emerson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debtBillionaire technology investor shocks 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College, announcing at their commencement that he will pay off their students loans worth up to $40 million
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
A woman holds her hands in the air a music plays during a dedication ceremony for a new sanctuary and memorial room at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, May 19, 2019. In 2017 a gunman opened fire at the church and killed more than two dozen congregants. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacreA South Texas church where a gunman in 2017 opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants will unveil a new sanctuary and memorial room honoring the victims
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This booking photo from the Fort Worth Police Department shows Michael Webb under arrest on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Texas. Webb has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday, about eight hours later, at a hotel in nearby Forest Hill. Webb was arrested at the scene on an aggravated kidnapping charge. (The Fort Worth Police Department via AP)
Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girlA man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother
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Trayvon Martin's Mom Makes a Big AnnouncementTrayvon Martin's mother is running for political office, the Miami Herald reports. Sybrina Fulton—whose son was infamously shot dead by a neighborhood crime watch captain in 2012—plans to officially announce Monday that she's running for the Miami-Dade County Commission. "Our county must continue moving forward so our families...
Newser2 hours ago
A man uses a phone to record Martin Tower, former world headquarters of Bethlehem Steel, before it implodes Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Bethlehem, Pa. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at the height of Bethlehem Steel's power and profitability but had stood vacant for a dozen years after America's second-largest steelmaker went out of business. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters implodedSixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Temple memorial to Florida shooting victims to be burnedA temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting is to be burned to the ground in a symbolic gesture of healing
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Celeb chef José Andrés calls fired cafeteria worker a 'hero'The plight of a fired school cafeteria worker in New Hampshire has caught the attention of award-winning chef Jose Andres
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Oprah gives $500,000 to high school after-school programOprah Winfrey announced she's giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that's aimed at keeping kids off the streets
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 photo, Sybrina Fulton participates in a panel at the National Action Network Convention in New York. Fulton, a mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin, has announced she is running for office in Miami. The Miami Herald reports Fulton will be entering the race to join the 13-member board of Miami-Dade County commissioners. Fulton said in a Saturday, May 18 statement that she would continue working to end gun violence. She will challenge Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert for the seat that is up for grabs in 2020 because of term limits.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Trayvon Martin's mom announces run for office in MiamiA mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami
The Associated Press4 hours ago
What's Crushing So Many Cab Drivers: Not Uber or LyftFor many New York City cabbies, the dream is to buy a medallion—a city permit that lets them own a yellow cab. But a cottage industry of sketchy loans and artificially hiked medallion prices turned that dream into a quagmire for a generation of drivers, the New York Times...
Newser4 hours ago
Missing red panda found safe in tree outside Fargo zooA red panda who escaped his compound at a zoo in North Dakota has been found, grooming himself in a tree outside the facility
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This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly home explosion in Jeffersonville, Ind., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Michael Clevegner/Courier Journal via AP)
House explosion kills 1, injures 2 in southern Indiana cityAuthorities say a house exploded in southern Indiana, killing one person, injuring two others and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable
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