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Complacency in Nigeria blamed for polio’s return

| August 16, 2016
Complacency in Nigeria blamed for polio’s return

(GIN)—A year after Nigeria was removed from the polio-endemic list, two cases have been reported in Borno state, where the insurgent Boko Haram still controls territory. The eradication of polio, reported in 2015 by the World Health Organization, was called an “historic achievement” by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership leading the effort […]

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ilm Review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!

| August 16, 2016
ilm Review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are as wild and ferocious as Tina Tuner’s. The group’s soul shakes and their lead singer’s indomitable spirit blend into something very special, heartfelt and familial. […]

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‘A force to reckon with,’ Africans in Rio go for gold, silver, bronze

| August 16, 2016
‘A force to reckon with,’ Africans in Rio go for gold, silver, bronze

(GIN)—Luvo Manyonga was overjoyed with the silver long jump medal awarded him at the Rio Olympic Games this week. But, the track and field star from Mbekweni township in South Africa has soared over obstacles more than once. Manyongo grew up in a single parent household in a township still struggling to provide regular services […]

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Woman fatally shot on Gay Street

| August 16, 2016
Woman fatally shot on Gay Street

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:52 p.m., Aug. 10, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a woman shot in the 2400 block of Gay Street. Officers arrived and located a woman, later identified as 21 year old Dominique Mitchell, in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics determined her to […]

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‘Shamed and Blamed’ Sierra Leone bars pregnant girls from school

| August 16, 2016
‘Shamed and Blamed’ Sierra Leone bars pregnant girls from school

(GIN)—At their meeting next month in Geneva, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child will review reports detailing the obstacles, risks and challenges imposed by governments that limit the prospects for children to succeed. Among the countries to be reviewed is Sierra Leone whose ban on admitting pregnant girls to mainstream schools was […]

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Jennings Recreation Center, former youth student gives back

| August 16, 2016
Jennings Recreation Center, former youth student gives back

Special to Frost illustrated Courtesy of the Jennings Center FORT WAYNE—Ms. Paige, barber from Above Average Barber Shop, gives back to the Community. Paige has been helping the Jennings Recreation students get ready to return to school by giving them free haircuts at the center for several years. Paige said she feels it’s important that […]

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We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

| August 16, 2016
We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I don’t know whether you have been following this, but there is a very disturbing trend that has been underway. Women in cyberspace are under attack. These attacks are very much focused on programmers and video game designers. These attacks are nothing short of vicious. Yet, the […]

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Four years since ‘Marikana Massacre,’ new charges rock British mining giant

| August 16, 2016
Four years since ‘Marikana Massacre,’ new charges rock British mining giant

(GIN)—Prayers are being said this week for 34 men, employees of the UK mining company Lonmin, who were fatally shot Aug. 16, 2012 during a strike and protest action over pay and conditions at the Marikana platinum mine. The shootings, by the South African Police Service, unleashed a national crisis. A Commission, appointed by President […]

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Man shot in parking lot on River Run Trail

| August 16, 2016
Man shot in parking lot on River Run Trail

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:58 p.m., Aug. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a male shot in the parking lot of 1900 River Run Trail. Officers arrived and located a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was determined to be in critical condition, and was taken […]

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Man fatally shot in steakhouse parking lot

| August 16, 2016
Man fatally shot in steakhouse parking lot

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:38 p.m., Aug. 14,officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a male shot in the parking lot of 710 W. Washington Center Road, the site of Texas Roadhouse steakhouse. Officers arrived and located an adult male, later identified as 28-year-old Jeff Lute, who was pronounced deceased by […]

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