April was the deadliest month for Iraq in nearly five years, with more than 700 people killed in violence, the United Nations said on Thursday. “The month of April was the deadliest since June 2008. A total of 712 people were killed and another 1,633 were wounded in acts of terrorism and acts…
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The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is being sued by a woman who says that officers violated her civil rights when they pepper-sprayed her entire family — including a 2-year-old child and a 5-month-old baby. In the lawsuit obtained by Courthouse News Service on Monday, Marilyn Taylor…
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The month of March was the deadliest in Syria’s two-year conflict, with more than 6,000 people killed, a monitoring group said on Monday. “At least 6,005 people were killed in March. A total of 2,080 were civilians, among them 298 children aged under 16. Another 291 fatalities were…
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For a man who’s reportedly about to be forced out of his job, Jay Leno’s hardly bombing.The host of NBC’s “Tonight Show” continues to lead in the ratings: in the just-concluded February sweeps period, Leno led CBS’s “Late Show” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” among total viewers and viewers in the key 18-49 demographic.The news for Leno isn’t entirely good, though: The margin in the most recent sweeps month (by which advertising rates are set): the margin of victory over longtime rival David Letterman in the key demographic was just eight percent. And Leno’s viewership, as is the case across the late-night dial, is disproportionately outside the young viewers advertisers court: with 1.003 million viewers out of 3.510 million under 50, only 29 percent or so of his viewers are actually in the age group to whom media buyers want to sell products. That’s part of what BuzzFeed means when they describe Leno as not “cool” — he’s popular, but not among coastal elites, and also not among the sort of young viewers any network wants.Continue Reading… … Read More
Fox CT, a Fox News affiliate in Connecticut, is apologizing profusely for its “Women’s Day” segment, meant to report on the Women’s History Month event taking place at the Capitol. Instead, the news station celebrated women and “women’s accomplishments” by airing a video clip zoomed in on nothing but women’s breasts.After facing significant backlash for the clip, the station sent out this tweet and issued a formal apology, deeming the objectifying footage inappropriate: “The video should never have aired. FOX CT will publicly apologize on today’s newscasts, as well as through our social media platforms. We are also implementing procedures to keep this from happening in the future.”Continue Reading… … Read More
A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots of time that represent the struggle and triumph of African-Americans through the years?
As part of our Black History Month coverage, we will be featuring one photo a day that honors years of groundbreaking achievements within the black community. These photos bring tears to our eyes, instill pride in our hearts and motivate us to carry on the legacy of strength and perseverance.
Today’s photo was taken on May 25, 1965, at the WBC Heavyweight Championship match between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. This was the boxing legend’s second time fighting Liston, in a highly anticipated match-up that still remains one of most controversial in boxing history.
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