Stacy M. Brown

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Clinton, Trump Clash in Final Debate

The third and final debate of the 2016 presidential race — which has devolved into little more than a reality TV show — proved to be a continuation of the second contest only with a slightly more controlled Donald Trump.

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Creepy-Clown Hysteria Hits DMV

Clown violence has emerged as a top concern of law enforcement and parents, particularly heading into the Halloween season where creepy costumes take center stage.

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Study: Adult-to-Youth Ratio Affects Graduation Rates

In a new and first-of-its-kind study, the Center for Promise at Boston University's School of Education has found that for every seven more adults in a neighborhood in the United States, one fewer young person leaves school.

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Rwandan Refugee Seeks to Help Others

Eugenie Mukeshimana was a young adult and eight months pregnant when the genocide began in Rwanda in 1994.

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African-American Buying Power Tops $1 Trillion

In a new report, a leading market research firm has found that between 2010 and 2015, the African-American buying power grew from $995 billion to $1.3 trillion.

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Black Women Die from Breast Cancer at Higher Rate, Study Finds

Profound Disparities in Mortality Rate Revealed

Black women continue to die from breast cancer at a higher rate than their white counterparts in the United States, and that the disparity increased across the country as a whole, according to a new study released by the Avon Foundation.

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Social Media Wins, America Loses in 2nd Debate

It was, in the words of so many who watched and most of the experts covering it, the worst debate ever.

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Local Startup Helping Dominican Farmers

Luis Solis is working to change the plight of farmers in his native Dominican Republic with Caribé Exotic, his new juice startup that sources its tropical fruits directly from tiny farms on the island that would otherwise have no way of earning a profit.

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D.C. Lawmaker Pushes to End Tax on Diapers, Feminine Products

Councilwoman, Advocates Have Their Say

D.C. Councilwoman Anita Bonds this week joined advocates for women to urge the rest of the city's lawmakers to eliminate sales taxes on diapers, tampons and other feminine hygiene products during a public hearing that echoed many others held across the country.

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Massive Yahoo Hack Spurs Tips from Experts

Hackers swiped personal information associated with at least a half-billion Yahoo accounts — the biggest known data breach in history.

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