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Teens Accused of Gang Rape, Posting Video on Facebook

    Three Chicago teens accused of gang-raping a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posting the video to Facebook will face charges as adults, Cook County prosecutors announced Friday.

    A judge ordered Justin Applewhite, 16, Kenneth Brown, 15, and Scandale Fritz, 16, each held on $900,000 bond. The teens each face one count of aggravated criminal sexual

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    GOP Ponders How to Capitalize on Obama's Woes

      WASHINGTON (AP) -- The scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election losses. It's not clear, however, how Republicans can best capitalize on Democrats' woes, legislatively or politically.

       

      Last November's election dynamics complicate the picture on both fronts.

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Obama Urges Morehouse Grads to Serve Others

        ATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, on Sunday told graduates of historically black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people’s lives.

         

        Noting the Atlanta school’s mission to cultivate, not just e

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Father, Son to Graduate Morehouse College Together

          ATLANTA — This weekend will be a busy one for Dorian Joyner, Sr. Sunday morning, he will watch his oldest son graduate from Morehouse College.

          Joyner will have a front row seat for commencement. After all, he will be a fellow graduate himself.

          Joyner started his Morehouse journey back in 1984, but never finished. Three years ago, he decided it was

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago