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Video Of Black Teen’s Killing Shown At White Officer’s Trial

A jury of six men and six women, including three African-Americans, was selected across the state in Harrisburg last week and will be sequestered in a Pittsburgh hotel for the duration of the trial, expected to take a week or more.

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HU Announces October 5-13 Homecoming Week

“We are excited to have our alumni and friends save-the-date for what will soon become another historic and memorable week of events on the Hilltop,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “We invite our Bison family to return to campus and attend the Open Houses planned for each school and college. They will hear from the deans about the exciting research and training today’s students are experiencing. Howard is constantly moving forward.”

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Disney Closes $71B Deal For Fox Entertainment Assets

By buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men, Disney aims to better compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers’ attention – and dollars.

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Wendy Williams Is Living In ‘Sober House’

Williams says she works out after her show and then is driven by her “24-hour sober coach” to a home where she lives “with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family.”

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Anderson Cooper Has A 2-Book Deal, First Expected In 2022

Cooper is the best-selling author of “Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival” and “The Rainbow Comes and Goes,” which he wrote with his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.

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WH Proposes Caps On Student Loan Borrowing

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of President Donald Trump, unveiled the plan at a meeting of the National Council for the American Worker, an advisory group that Ivanka Trump helps lead.

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Fox News Hires Donna Brazile As Political Contributor

Brazile said Monday she knows fellow liberals will criticize her for joining Fox, but that it’s important for people not to retreat to “safe spaces” where they just talk to people who agree with them.

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Missy Elliott Makes History As Berklee’s Honorary Doctoral Recipient

“A lot of people don’t know a lot of records that I’ve written or produced, so that’s a highlight for me as a woman,” Elliott said in an interview with Associated Press back in 2016. Elliott’s talents have been shared with numerous songs that we never would have known. “I always said if a man would have done half the records that I’ve done we would know about it. But we don’t know all the records I’ve done for other artists.”

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HU Rises In National Graduate School Rankings

“It is an honor to be recognized among our peers through U.S. News and World Report’s annual graduate school rankings,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “The increased scores can be directly attributed to the hard work of our faculty and leadership combined with the commitment to success of our talented students. More importantly, our student outcomes with improving graduation rates, managing student debt levels, improving customer service and job placements are what we remain most inspired by.”

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Lyft Opens Up Its IPO Road Show, Offers 30 Million Shares

Lyft released financial details about the company for the first time this month, reporting $2.2 billion in revenue last year, more than double its $1.1 billion in revenue in 2017, but also $911 million in losses. Lyft has lost nearly $3 billion since 2012, but has brought in more than $5 billion in venture capital.

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