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                                Frank Deford holds a proof of the final front page of The National Sports Daily newspaper after a news conference at the paper’s offices in New York in 1991. Deford, an award-winning sports writer and commentator, died Sunday. He was 78.

Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

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                                Frank Deford holds a proof of the final front page of The National Sports Daily newspaper after a news conference at the paper’s offices in New York in 1991. Deford, an award-winning sports writer and commentator, died Sunday. He was 78.
Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, has died. He was 78. Read More
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                                Protesters block Las Vegas Boulevard in front of The Venetian to protest the officer involved death of Tashii Brown, Las Vegas. Authorities say 10 people were arrested after fighting erupted during a weekend protest on the Las Vegas Strip amid calls for a white police officer to face criminal charges in the death of a black man in custody.

Vegas protest of man’s death in custody leads to 10 arrests

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                                Protesters block Las Vegas Boulevard in front of The Venetian to protest the officer involved death of Tashii Brown, Las Vegas. Authorities say 10 people were arrested after fighting erupted during a weekend protest on the Las Vegas Strip amid calls for a white police officer to face criminal charges in the death of a black man in custody.
Fighting erupted during a weekend protest on the Las Vegas Strip amid calls for a police officer to face criminal charges in the death of a black man in custody, leading to 10 arrests, authorities said today. Read More
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                                Retired Fire Department of New York firefighter and Sept. 11 first responder Ray Pfeifer, who spent months at the World Trade Center site digging through debris and then fought for health care for first responders even when wracked with late-stage cancer, died Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Ray Pfeifer, firefighter, voice for 9/11 health care, dies

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                                Retired Fire Department of New York firefighter and Sept. 11 first responder Ray Pfeifer, who spent months at the World Trade Center site digging through debris and then fought for health care for first responders even when wracked with late-stage cancer, died Sunday, May 28, 2017.
A retired New York City firefighter who spent months digging through debris after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, then became a key voice in fighting for health care for first responders while wracked with late-stage cancer himself, has died, the fire department said. Read More
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                                Demonstrators march in the Texas Capitol on Monday, May 29, 2017, protesting the state’s newly passed anti-sanctuary cities bill in Austin, Texas. Opponents call Texas’ anti-sanctuary cities law a “show your papers” law since it empowers police to inquire about peoples’ immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops.

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

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                                Demonstrators march in the Texas Capitol on Monday, May 29, 2017, protesting the state’s newly passed anti-sanctuary cities bill in Austin, Texas. Opponents call Texas’ anti-sanctuary cities law a “show your papers” law since it empowers police to inquire about peoples’ immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops.
Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas’ tough new anti-“sanctuary cities” law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over. Read More
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                                Angel Sauls, left, helps her stepdaughter, Coco Douglas arrange a sign and some painted rocks she made for a memorial in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women.

Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears ‘hatred’

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                                Angel Sauls, left, helps her stepdaughter, Coco Douglas arrange a sign and some painted rocks she made for a memorial in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women.

Updated on  May 29, 2017 at 3:06 pm
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, today urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous. Read More
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                                Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Congressman Tom Perriello, listens during a town hall in Richmond, Va. Democrats Ralph Northam and Perriello are promising fierce resistance to Trump’s immigration positions and are embracing policies such as allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

Trump’s immigration views cast shadow on Virginia race

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                                Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Congressman Tom Perriello, listens during a town hall in Richmond, Va. Democrats Ralph Northam and Perriello are promising fierce resistance to Trump’s immigration positions and are embracing policies such as allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
President Donald Trump’s hardline position on immigration is casting a long shadow over Virginia’s race for governor, with candidates in both parties adjusting their focus to more closely match or oppose the president. Read More
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                                Motorcyclists rode into Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pa., for a Memorial Day weekend program.

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

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                                Motorcyclists rode into Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pa., for a Memorial Day weekend program.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 6:23 pm
While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some wish the holiday that honors more than 1 million people who died serving their country would command more respect. Read More
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                                A heart-shaped wreath covered with positive messages hangs on a traffic light pole at a memorial for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday, while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women, including one wearing a Muslim head covering, on a light-trail train in Portland, Ore.

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

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                                A heart-shaped wreath covered with positive messages hangs on a traffic light pole at a memorial for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday, while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women, including one wearing a Muslim head covering, on a light-trail train in Portland, Ore.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm
Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. Read More

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