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An NFL rookie was shot just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants

May 1, 2019

Corey Ballentine went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows over the weekend.

Despite playing football at a low-profile Division II school, Ballentine was drafted by the NFL's New York Giants on Saturday night, the culmination of years of hard work on and off the field.
"I've been waiting on this opportunity for a lifetime really," he told Giants coach Pat Shurmur after... Read more

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Microplastics Have Invaded Some Of The Planet’s Most Remote Places

The misogynist trolls attacking Katie Bouman are the tip of the trashpile

April 19, 2019
he researcher Dr Katie Bouman played a leading role in taking the first photograph of a black hole. A photo of the 29-year-old Bouman taken the moment the photo was processed shows her with her hands clasped in front of her mouth, looking at the camera with a mix of shock and excitement. It went viral – both a testament to the groundbreaking work itself and a moment of vic... Read more

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Connecticut Police Open Fire on Black Couple Singing Love Song to Each Other

May 1, 2019
On Tuesday, April 16, Stephanie Washington, 22, and Paul Witherspoon III, 21, were sitting in their car enjoying each other’s company, kissing and singing along to “Nothing In This World” by R&B Singers Avant and Keke Wyatt. Moments later, police opened fire on their vehicle without warning or provocation.
Now, residents of the city of Hamden, Conn. are seeking... Read more

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Kamala Harris Offers Sweeping Plan To Dock Companies That Don’t Pay Women Equally

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The Median Net Worth of Black Bostonians Is Lower Than the Cost of Lunch

December 12, 2017 - 
There isn’t a whole lot you can get in a major East Coast city for $8. Meals at most lunch spots, once you include tax, will run higher than that (a Shake Shack double costs $8.09, for example). But that amount—a measly $8—is making the rounds thanks to a Boston Globe spotlight investigation that delves into the city’s history of racism.&... Read more

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