July 7, 2015, 1:49 pm
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South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag, but it's not coming down yet

Mashable - By : Megan Specia

The Confederate flag is still flying outside the South Carolina State Capitol in Columbia, but the official debate over its fate is just beginning.

In a special session on Monday, South Carolina's Senate voted to remove the Confederate flag that has flown over state capitol grounds since 1961. But the flag will still fly until the proposal passes through the House. -



Bill Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give Women for Sex

NBC - By : MaryClaire Dale

Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained...


Obama Poised to Commute Sentences for Scores of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

The Root - By : LYNETTE HOLLOWAY

President Barack Obama is slated to sign orders in the next few weeks to release scores of federal inmates imprisoned on nonviolent drug charges, reports The New York Times.

Upon signing the orders, Obama will likely reduce more sentenc...


Beijing issues travel warning after Turkey protests target Chinese

CNN - By : Ivan Watson and Steven Jiang

China's embassy in Turkey has issued a travel warning to its citizens after some tourists were "attacked and harassed" during anti-Chinese protests in Istanbul.

The Chinese and Turkish governments are at odds over China's trea...



Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes: We screwed up

CNN Money - By : Laurie Segall and Chris Isidore

Pao also promised to improve communication between the website and its community of users. Some users and moderators of the popular discussion site have been up in arms by Pao's decision last week to let go a top executive who was popular with Reddit users.

"Today, we acknowledge this long history of mistakes. We are grateful for all you do for reddit, and the buck stops with me," Pao said in a statement posted on the site. - Referenced Article




Unemployment falls to lowest level in 7 years

CNN Money - By : Patrick Gillespie

U.S. unemployment fell to 5.3%, its lowest level since April 2008, according to the latest government data released Thursday.

It was an even healthier rate than many economists predicted and brings America back to a rate last seen before the financial crisis. Hiring remains robust: the U.S. added 223,000 jobs in June.

Thursday's news was slightly below the prediction from CNNMoney's survey of economists, which projected there would be 235,000 jobs added. - Referenced Article



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