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Men’s Health Network and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Release the “Kappa Health Challenge” App

Men’s Health Network and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Release the “Kappa Health Challenge” App

WASHINGTON – Men's Health Network (MHN) in partnership with the Health & Wellness Committee of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity have launched the "Kappa Health Challenge" smart phone app.

The free app can be downloaded by I-phone, I-pad, I-touch and I-pod users through the AppStore. The app is mainly directed towards fraternity members, but it can benefit all men in learning more about their health.

"In an effort to expand the impact of the 'Healthy Kappas – Healthy Communities' program, we approached the Men's Health Network to combine our efforts to improve the health of our Fraternity. We came up with a tool that everyone could use – the idea of a Smartphone App was formed," said Edward R. Scott, II D.M.D., chairman, Health & Wellness Committee, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Obama Signs Student Loan Deal

Obama Signs Student Loan Deal

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted figh

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U.S. reports malaria vaccine breakthrough

U.S. reports malaria vaccine breakthrough

U.S. researchers reported a breakthrough Thursday in the search for a vaccine for malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that sickens millions worldwide.

More than three dozen volunteers received multiple, intravenous doses of a vaccine produced with a weakened form of the disease, scientists from the National Institutes of Health, the Navy, Army and other organizations reported Thursday.

Though the results were promising, more extensive field testing will be required, the researchers wrote. Nevertheless, the it marks the first time any vaccine trial has shown 100% success in protecting subjects from the mosquito-borne tropical disease, which sickens more than 200 million a year and killed about 660,000 in 2010.

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Major sentencing reform needed, says AG Holder

Major sentencing reform needed, says AG Holder

In an interview with NPR that aired Wednesday, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder said there are too many people in prison and it is time for federal sentencing reform.

He could announce major changes as early as next week.

"The war on drugs is now 30, 40 years old. There have been a lot of unintended consequences," said Holder in the NPR segment. "There's been a decimation of certain communities, in particular communities of color."

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Vandals mark racial slurs on Jackie Robinson statue

Vandals mark racial slurs on Jackie Robinson statue

NEW YORK – Vandals defaced a statue of Jackie Robinson outside the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball stadium, marking racial slurs and symbols on it, park and police officials said Wednesday.

A swastika, "anti-Semitic comments" and the n-word were written in black marker on the statue and its base sometime between the end of the Cyclones game Tuesday night and 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to a spokesman for the New York City Police Department.

The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the matter as a possible bias incident. The Cyclones and police are reviewing security camera video, hoping it will lead them to a suspect or suspects, said Brooklyn Cyclones Director of Communications Billy Harner.

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  • Written by Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley/CNN
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Tawana Brawley needs to come clean

Tawana Brawley needs to come clean

In 1987 a 15-year-old black girl from upstate New York became the center of a national media circus. Tawana Brawley had gone missing, which, of course, wasn't the story. It was when she was found that all hell broke loose.

After her four-day absence, a neighbor discovered Brawley, seemingly unconscious and unresponsive, lying in a trash bag. Her hair had been cut, and her clothes cut and burned. Her body was smeared with feces, and the n-word and "bitch" were written upside down in charcoal on her chest. She was taken to the hospital, where she indicated to an officer that she'd been dragged into the woods and repeatedly raped by six men, one of them a cop.

Seven months and a media firestorm later, a grand jury investigation found "there was no medical or forensic evidence that a sexual assault was committed on Tawana Brawley." It's believed that Brawley created the elaborate hoax to avoid being punished by her stepfather for staying out late and missing school.

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Police: Usher’s son survives swimming pool mishap

Police: Usher’s son survives swimming pool mishap

Singer Usher Raymond's young son survived a serious swimming mishap at his Atlanta home Monday, police said Tuesday.

Five-year-old Usher Raymond V was swimming when his aunt and a housekeeper noticed he was stuck in the pool's drain, according to the police report.

"I need an ambulance," his aunt, Rena Oden, told an emergency operator in a call to 911. "My nephew was in the pool, and I couldn't get him, I tried to get him." A recording of the call was made public by police Tuesday.

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