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The pros and cons of Friday weddings

Couples give a great deal of thought to the day they choose to get married. Many engaged couples are more attached to a particular season than a specific day, but some couples will consider any time of year to say "I do."

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How an African cycling team is improving the odds for schoolchildren

Limpopo, in the heart of South Africa, is resource-scarce and poverty is severe. Many households do not have access to running water or electricity.

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Tips to protect health in extreme heat

Following the heat advisory issued for Washington, D.C., and eastern portions of Maryland and Virginia by the National Weather Service, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds local residents about steps they should take to protect their health from the extreme heat.

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This is why ESPN is the Republican Party of sports television

I am quite fond of saying about Republicans when it comes to Blacks, “Even when they try to do the right thing, they do it the wrong way.”

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More benefits to a high-fat Mediterranean diet, new study says

"Healthy" fats are found in olive oil, eggs, nuts and fatty fish

Are you avoiding fats in your daily diet? It may be time to stop -- that is, if your daily diet is Mediterranean.

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Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

It’s that time of year again when days are longer, temperatures are higher and auto dealers advertise some of the most tempting deals.

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Metro subway will partially shut down for safety repairs

Shuttle buses will transport customers between affected stops

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is preparing for critical maintenance work that will partially shut down the Metro Subway system for 24 days this summer. Officials are urging riders to plan ahead and use free shuttle bus service to help get them where they need to go.

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Ask Alma: My awkward niece wants to be the next Gabby Douglas

My niece is all in love with Gabby Douglas and thinks she can one day tryout for the Olympic team. LOL, now that’s funny. She’s awkward, uncoordinated and too fat to be in the Olympics.

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Who's really to blame in the Freddie Gray case

Peter Moskos: The officer who was acquitted in the Freddie Gray case did not commit a crime

On Monday, a third Baltimore police officer, Lt. Brian Rice, was acquitted of all criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a suspect who was fatally hurt last year while being transported, handcuffed, in a police van.

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Misty Copeland scores role in 'Nutcracker' movie

The ballerina shared the news on Instagram

Misty Copeland is making the leap -- or maybe a grand jeté -- to the big screen.

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'Ghostbusters' star Leslie Jones busts Twitter haters, gets love in return

Leslie Jones ain't afraid of no Twitter trolls.

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Recent police shootings show our nation’s hypocrisy

Just a day after millions of Americans celebrated the “Fourth of You Lie,” our nation got more evidence of the lie we live when we “celebrate” freedom. On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling was killed by White police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in an encounter that was blessedly videotaped.

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IKEA recalls 80,000 baby gates

10 injuries have been reported

IKEA is recalling 80,000 baby gates because they can come unintentionally unlocked, posing a risk of falls and related injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Thursday.

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Film Review: Free State of Jones

In the 1860s, Newton “Newt” Knight, a farmer who is not a slave owner, becomes a medic in the Ambulance Corps of the Confederate Army. His social/political bent is more Union than Confederate.

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CDC needs to break silence on gun violence, say African American health officials

As an African-American man, Dr. Georges Benjamin says he feels like "an endangered species," due to gun violence claiming the lives of men his color disproportionately to their numbers.

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How 'black-ish' turned 'Hope' into Emmy honors

Anthony Anderson credits the show's authentic writing for its success

Emmy voters officially joined America's ongoing conversation about racism on Thursday by acknowledging "black-ish" -- an ABC comedy that has sought to tackle hot-button issues with humor and heart, without sacrificing laughs in the process.

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Gavin Long: Who is Baton Rouge cop killer

Gavin Long was discharged from the Marines in 2010

Gavin Long shot six cops, killing three of them, on his 29th birthday.

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Black and blue: Double despair for African-American police

Even before five fellow Dallas officers were shot and killed last week, Morris Pope was already in sorrow.

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Creative ways to cut college costs

The cost of college tuition continues to increase, and college graduates are feeling the burn of that trend when the time comes to begin repaying their student loans.

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LETTER: Support our police officers

Police actions in Ferguson, Missouri; New York City; Baltimore; Baton Rouge; and Minnesota have been in the news, and a few police officers have been seen using excessive force and shooting people.

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