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CBC briefing on the DRC crisis ignites tension

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Forum gets heated in talking about deteriorating conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Woolworth’s to Waffle House: Black women, food service, and a history of refusal

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On the same day Travis Reinking shot four people to death, including one Black woman in a Tennessee Waffle House, disturbing cellphone footage circulated on social media of 25-year-old Chikesia Clemons being wrestled to the floor and threatened by uniformed police officers in a Saraland, Alabama Waffle House.

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NFL, Colin Kaepernick conflicts over race protests continue

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The Seattle Seahawks postponed a planned workout with free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick after Kaepernick would not give assurances to Seahawk officials that he would not continue his national anthem protests, reported ESPN on Friday.

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Economic issues draw protests in Iran

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Since last week, demonstrations took place in Tehran to protest rising economic issues.

Reporter Ali Noorani  says that the root of the protests are unclear; however, citizens voiced concerns with rising unemployment and increasing costs of living. As well, allegations of government corruption and a demand for the removal of religious leadership emerged.

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Ferguson’s police and court overhaul slow

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In an update with the Justice Department, the City of Ferguson said that it is reviewing nearly 8,000 municipal cases before 2014 to determine which should be dismissed.

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