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Whites projected to become a minority in the US in 30 years

white to become minority in 30 yearsThe nation’s demographics are on a clear trajectory: White people are dying faster than they are being born, which means they are on target to become a minority in the United States in 30 years.

For the third year in a row, deaths of non-Hispanic whites outnumbered births, according to detailed population estimates for states and counties released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Columbia becomes first U.S. university to divest from prisons

Columbia divests from prisonsColumbia University has become the first college in the United States to divest from private prison companies, following a student activist campaign.

The decision means the Ivy League school -- which boasts a roughly $9 billion endowment -- will sell its estimated 220,000 shares in G4S, the world's largest private security firm, as well its shares in the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the largest private prison company in the United states.

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Not just South Carolina: Countless Confederate tributes across U.S.

Jefferson DavisThough there is a monument to African-Americans as a group, no individual of color is honored on the Capitol grounds -- except for a mention on Thurmond's monument of his biracial daughter Essie Mae Washington-Williams, whose identity was kept secret until six months after he died.

Wednesday, one week after a 21-year-old white South Carolinian murdered nine black worshipers -- including a state senator -- in a Charleston church, lawmakers in Columbia are debating whether it is time to take down the flag down.

Still, regardless of the outcome of that debate, the flag is only one item in one place in one state.

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Alabama pulls Confederate flag from state capitol grounds

Alabama pulls Conferedrate flag from statehouseThe governor of Alabama has ordered the Confederate battle flag to be removed from the state capitol grounds.

A spokeswoman for Governor Robert Bentley told the Montgomery Advertiser on Wednesday that he did not want the flag to be a "distraction". It is the latest push to remove the banner since the murder of nine parishioners at a historical black church in South Carolina last week

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Group That Fueled Dylann Roof’s Hate Is Subsidized by U.S. Taxpayers

Hate group tax exemptAlleged Charleston gunman Dylann Roof wrote that he was never the same after discovering a website with “pages upon pages of these brutal black on white murders.”

The pages that left Roof in disbelief were the product of a white-nationalist group subsidized by American taxpayers.

The Council of Conservative Citizens Inc. is listed by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization that promotes social welfare, also known as a 501(c)(4). Such groups pay no federal taxes, a form of government subsidy. As the Government Accountability Office, Congress's investigative arm, noted, tax exemptions "have the same effect as Government payments to favored taxpayers."

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NYC gives Stonewall Inn landmark status

Stonewall InnThe Stonewall Inn, a New York City bar widely recognized as the birthplace of the U.S. LGBT rights movement, was granted historic landmark status by city officials on Tuesday.

The unanimous vote by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission was hailed by activists and supporters of the designation.

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Documents show 112 Rikers Island employees ‘red-flagged’ for integrity issues still working at prison

Reikers IslandMeet New York's Boldest!  A jail guard hired by the city Correction Department who “completely forgot” to mention his prior domestic violence arrest.

A correction officer seen on Facebook making gang signs, but telling the department “he was not affiliated with any gang, he just wanted to look cool.”

Another CO with an “affiliation” with the Bloods, while another had once been shot at by the Latin Kings and testified against them.

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