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Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign


Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to publicly announce his resignation on Thursday, folloowing his highly controversial five-and-a-half-year stint in the position, NPR reports.

Two sources confirmed that Holder, who is the first black U.S. attorney general, will step down from leading the Justice Department the minute his replacement is confirmed. However, that process could run through the remainder of this year and into the next, NPR notes.

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Student: Ex-Titan chased him, friends before crash


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A college student told a 911 dispatcher that a man he later identified as Rob Bironas chased him and his friends, then tried to hit their pickup truck minutes before the former Titans kicker's fatal crash.

Metro Nashville Police Department released copies of two 911 calls Tuesday afternoon. One call was made by Bironas' wife reporting him missing at 11:40 p.m. on Sept. 20. The second was from Belmont University student Connor Fraley at 10:45 p.m. while being chased by Bironas, who was driving a white SUV.

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San Franciso 49ers Colin Kaepernick Denies Using N-Word On Field


Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who was fined more than $11,000 last week for allegedly spewing the N-word after exchanging words with Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston during the fourth quarter of a game, denies the allegations, according to Fox Sports.

The inappropriate language fine that was levied against Kaepernick was categorized as unsportsmanlike, and the 24-year-old, whose Mother is White and Father is African-American, is reportedly upset about the penalty and will allegedly appeal it.

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Selma’s Director and Star on Bringing MLK to Life


One of the most pivotal periods in civil rights history is finally coming to the big screen. Selma, depicting Martin Luther King Jr.’s voting-rights campaign and the weeks of bloody protests in Selma, Ala., opens Christmas Day. The movie could not be timelier, with current civil rights leaders steeped in a continuing fight over voting rights.

Oprah Winfrey is one of the producers, British actor David Oyelowo stars as King and Ava DuVernay directs.The director told The Root on the red carpet at the Urbanworld Film Festival, “We made it with an elevated sense of responsibility.” The film was more than seven years in the making, with several big Hollywood directors and stars circling around it at one point or another.

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Michael Brown memorial burns down


A makeshift memorial dedicated to slain teen Michael Brown burned down in Ferguson Tuesday morning.

Cell phone footage of the fire surfaced on YouTube, and photos of the incident have been circulating on social media.

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