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Feds Make 1st Arrest in BP Oil Spill Case

BP Oil Spill -- Deepwater HorizonNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP engineer intentionally deleted more than 300 text messages that said the company’s efforts to control the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were failing, and that the amount of oil leaking was far more than what the company reported, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 15:50

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Cornelius Autopsy Reveals Illness-Related Depression Caused Suicide

Don Cornelius Autopsy ReportWhen Don Cornelius’ suicide became public, fans worldwide wondered why the “Soul Train” icon would take his own life. Now, his autopsy report reveals that illness pushed Cornelius over the edge, according to TMZ.

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Since Cornelius suffered an aneurysm in 1997, seizures plagued him in later years. In the final six

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 15:19

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Jennifer Hears Painful Testimony On Family Murders

Jennifer Hudson TrialCHICAGO — The trial of the man charged with murdering three of Jennifer Hudson‘s family members resumed Tuesday with the Oscar-winner shutting her eyes as a police officer described finding her dead family members.

RELATED:Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial Begins

Hudson sat next to her fiance as prosecutors shifted their focus to presenting crime

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:38

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NC Ruling Calls Attention To Death Penalty’s Racism

Death Penalty RacismThe practice of capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is one of the most-heavily contended social issues in America and abroad.  There have been many cases involving African Americans that question the racial fairness of the death penalty; most recently, the execution of inmate Troy Davis inspired similar debate.  A report from The

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Olympic Committee’s First Black Chairman Dead At 93

Leroy Walker deadDURHAM, N.C. — LeRoy Walker (pictured), the first African-American to lead the U.S. Olympic Committee and the first black man to coach an American Olympic team died Monday. He was 93.

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Walker’s death was confirmed by Scarborough & Hargett Funeral home, but no cause of death was given.

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