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Conyers contemplates resignation

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Days after US Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) stepped down as ranking member of House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation, he released a statement via his attorney saying that he will announce his future in politics due to health concerns.

The move follows Nancy Pelosi and other high ranking Democrats and Republicans asking him to step down from recent allegations from former aides of sexual misconduct. Additionally, it came out that he misused office funds to pay for a monetary settlement from a complaint of a former female staffer.

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African slave trade in Libya is old business in Arabia

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The Libyan city of Sabha has turned into the collector of Sub-Saharan African bones. After treks across the desert through North Africa then sailing on the Mediterranean to Europe, many hopeful immigrants’ bodies turn up in the overflowing local morgue.

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Flynn sings like a bird, Mueller stings like a bee

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Briefly serving as national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, Michael Flynn plead guilty for lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with Russia’s ambassador on matters regarding Israel. He enters into a please, agreeing to cooperate with authorities.

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Disaster capitalism is a disaster

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), gave more than $30 million in contracts to newly formed corporation, Bronze Star, to deliver emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for building repairs in post-hurricane devastated Puerto Rico.

They never did.

FEMA canceled their contractual relationship with Bronze Star, and said that money was not meted to the company. Now Puerto Ricans must brace for more days of exposure to the elements; furthering mold and other damage to homes, as well as exposure to health hazards.

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Crown and Glory: Miss Universe 2017’s second runner up sports natural during competition

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The world continues to fall in love with  Davina Bennet, who receives accolades for wearing her natural hair for the prestigious pageant.

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FCC gives more power to big telecom

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled a proposal to modify or eliminate the cap on how many television and radio stations a broadcast company can own.

Presented last week, around the same time that the FCC voted in favor of reversing net neutrality, the proposal poises major corporations to the consolidate more power.

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Let’s talk about immigration, ‘shithole’ countries and a ‘shithole’ president

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Ever notice that nobody highlights the fact that the fastest growing racial demographic in America is Asian? Yes, it really is.

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Welcome to the Ark

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We are Ark Republic. We are a media revolution.

We are dope.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

We are a collective of people who work in different industries throughout the United States, but move and think globally.

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Housing crisis for renters, first-time home buyers

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In New York, businesses shutter and longtime residents must make the painful decision of packing up and leaving, or staying and starving. That is the reality for the real estate market in the large metropolis, but it is not only major city experiencing a housing crisis as real estate surges.

The 2008 economic crash established a trend of young career-minded people to choose renting as a better financial choice; however, the rent, simply put by a former New York mayoral candidate, Jimmy McMillian, “is too damn high.”

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The rise of cryptopcurrency

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In 2010, my wife-to-be wanted to invest before we married. She thought we should buy a dollar house in Detroit, while I suggested investing in currency, both old and new.

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