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Philadelphia issues official apology to Jackie Robinson, 69 years on

Philly apologizes to jackie robinsonPhiladelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love.

The City Council passed a resolution Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in 1947.

April 15 is the day Robinson broke the color barrier by becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.


US Soccer Superstars Sue for Equal Pay

US Soccer Superstars SueFive of the biggest names on the U.S. women’s national soccer team roster filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday, demanding equal pay for equal work and calling for an investigation of what they believe to be U.S. Soccer’s discriminatory wage practices.

The complaint comes less than nine months after the women’s team hoisted up the gold trophy at the 2015 World Cup, a feat the men’s team has never accomplished.


Mississippi Senate Passes Most Sweeping Anti-LGBT Legislation in the U.S.

Mississippi Passes anti-LGBT billJust a week after an anti-LGBT law passed in North Carolina, and only two days after Georgia's governor vetoed a similar religious-exemption bill, Mississippi's Senate has passed what critics call the most sweeping anti-LGBT legislation in the United States.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 31-17 to pass House Bill 1523, which protects people, businesses, and religious organizations that refuse to service LGBT people if doing so violates their "sincerely held" religious beliefs.


7 injured, thousands without power as tornado hits Tulsa

Tuulsa tornadoSeven people were injured and one home destroyed after at least one tornado struck near Tulsa Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Seven patients were taken to Tulsa-area hospitals, with one person in critical condition, Laura O'Leary with the Oklahoma Emergency Medical Services Authority told CNN.


Police will not be charged in Minneapolis death of black man

Jamar Clarkwo Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of a 24-year-old black man will not be charged, prosecutors said on Wednesday, because evidence showed Jamar Clark was not handcuffed and that he reached for an officer's gun.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told a news conference that Clark struggled with Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, who are white, and at one point had his hand on a gun.


Family reaches $2.15M settlement after fatal police shooting

Zachary Hammond family settle with policeThe family of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by a South Carolina police officer last year has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Seneca for $2.15 million.

The settlement, nearly 10 times higher than a figure approved last week by city leaders, comes as a federal investigation continues into the officer's actions. State prosecutors have said they won't pursue charges of their own.


Oscar-winning former child star Patty Duke dies, age 69

Patty Duke dies at 69Patty Duke, the teen who won an Oscar for The Miracle Worker and later played "identical cousins" in her own TV sitcom, has died. She was 69.

The news was confirmed Tuesday by one of her representatives, Mitchell Stubbs.

"Anna 'Patty Duke' Pearce passed away this morning March 29, 2016 at 1:20 am," his statement read. "Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon. She will be missed."


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