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Dedicated soldiers helped break U.S. Army color barrier

Twice a month, U.S. Army veteran William Dyson Sr. would drive from Harlem to the Fort Hamilton Army post in Brooklyn to buy food and household supplies from stores open only to current and former military personnel. This was more than 50 years ago, but his grandson, Reggie Lewis, has vivid memories of those Saturday shopping trips — particularly their ...

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Civil rights movement, led by MLK, spread across U.S. to Europe

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. repeatedly emphasized the phrase “let freedom ring” ­– borrowed from an American patriotic song – to wrap up his moving and memorable “I Have a Dream” speech at the historic 1963 March on Washington. Crowds gathered on the National Mall that August day were inspired, but years before King’s momentous address, the American civil ...

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Trump falsely claims U.S. murder rate is at ‘45 to 47’-year high

President Trump continued his war on facts Tuesday, inaccurately claiming that the nation’s murder rate was the highest it’s been in nearly 50 years. Trump was holding a listening session with county sheriffs from across the U.S. at the White House Tuesday morning when he made the untrue statement. Trump said that the U.S. murder rate was the highest it ...

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New York City inches up U.S. News’ Best Places ranking

The Big Apple is a little less rotten this year. New York City climbed 16 spots on U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Places to live. And while getting the No. 80 slot is probably how the Knicks feel when they don’t make the playoffs, the ranking does at least keep the city in the top 100. ...

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Chinese spokesman tells U.S. to avoid of territory issue in Asia

The U.S. is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk, a Chinese spokesman said Saturday following remarks by President Trump’s defense secretary that a U.S. commitment to defend Japanese territory applies to an island group that China claims. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang called on the U.S. to avoid discussion of the issue and reasserted China’s claim of ...

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U.S. Army vet fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Queens

U.S. Army veteran Hassan Jones, after serving tours in Kuwait and Iraq, couldn’t survive an accident that erupted into a fight on the Grand Central Parkway. The 28-year-old Queens man died early Saturday after the fender-bender turned into a late-night fistfight. And then in a bizarre twist, a hit-and-run driver mowed Jones down — killing him. Jones was struck and ...

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Iranian infant allowed U.S. entry for vital heart surgery in NYC

An Iranian infant in need of lifesaving heart surgery can finally see a doctor in the U.S. Four-month-old Fatemeh Reshad was scheduled to visit Portland, Ore., for a critical procedure when she was barred from entering the country due to President Trump’s travel ban put last week. Her family’s anguish ended Friday when they were granted a waiver to enter ...

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Iranian infant allowed U.S. entry for vital heart surgery in NYC

An Iranian infant in need of life-saving heart surgery has been granted a waiver to enter the U.S., and Gov. Cuomo has secured legal assistance for her family and said doctors at Mt. Sinai have agreed to perform the much-needed procedure for free. Fatemah Taghizadeh has been unable to travel to the U.S. for a procedure due to the immigration ...

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Iranian infant granted entry into U.S. for vital heart surgery

An Iranian infant in need of life-saving heart surgery has been granted a waiver to enter the U.S., and Gov. Cuomo has secured legal assistance for her family and said doctors at Mt. Sinai have agreed to perform the much-needed procedure for free. Fatemah Taghizadeh has been unable to travel to the U.S. for a procedure due to the immigration ...

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KING: Seattle Wells Fargo boycott must catch on across U.S.

On Thursday, when I woke up and checked all of the news headlines, the big, bold CNN.com headline read “Democrats Have No Power.” And it’s almost true. You’ve heard me say it before — Republicans now control the House, the Senate and the White House. Democrats are seemingly unable to stop even one of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees from being ...

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