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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case...
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Debbie Dills thought the black Hyundai next to her at a stoplight looked familiar — it had a South Carolina tag and a white decal on the front. Her heart raced when she saw the driver, the bowlcut-wearing white man who authorities say killed nine people in a black church in Charleston...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When Clementa Pinckney stepped to the well of the South Carolina Senate chamber in April, fellow legislators expected him to lobby for funding of police body cameras. But the charcoal-suited Pinckney, speaking in the rich, deliberate tone that was his calling card, set aside almost any mention of politics or policing, in favor of a biblical story...

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News says that Brian Williams will not return to his job as "Nightly News" anchor, but will remain anchor breaking news reports at the cable network MSNBC...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors clinched their first NBA championship since 1975 by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 on Tuesday, extending Cleveland's even-longer title drought and denying LeBron James the fairytale finish to his homecoming season...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — NAACP: Leader of Spokane, Washington, chapter resigns amid furor over racial identity...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest sparked a public uproar and a state police investigation...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A rapper who was stopped for a window tint violation in metro Atlanta has been arrested on a marijuana possession charge...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — The governor of Virginia has called for an investigation into the rough arrest of a university student who appears in a photo with a bloody face as he is being held down by an officer...

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the National Basketball Referees Association is defending official Lauren Holtkamp after "personal and unprofessional comments" by Clippers guard Chris Paul...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties...
ATLANTA (AP) — A 54-year-old man who has come within hours of execution three times in recent years is scheduled to die Tuesday evening unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat...
(AP) - Viola Davis thanked the producers of the legal dram "for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned African American woman who looks me."...
BRIDGETON, New Jersey (AP) — Another videotaped police killing is raising tensions in another U.S. city, this time in New Jersey, where a tense traffic stop ended with a passenger shot to death as he stepped out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report released Monday shows that a 25-year-old black man killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police this summer was shot three times, including in his right side, right arm and his back...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long criticized as the party of old white men, Republicans are seeing a diverse group of people step up for possible contention in the 2016 presidential race...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor on Monday called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car this weekend by a man vowing retaliation for the deaths of black men at the hands of white police...
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone...