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11 arrests made in Memphis parking lot attack

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Eleven teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection with an attack on several people in a grocery store parking lot in Memphis, police said Monday.
The teens, ranging in age from 14 to 19, face charges including aggravated assault and aggravated riot, police said.

Governor gets report on Tenn. juvenile jails

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A security audit will be performed on all three of the state's youth development centers after a recent breakout and violence at the facility in Middle Tennessee, according to a preliminary report sent to the governor.
The Department of Children's Services sent the report to Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday after 32 teens escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville on the night of Sept 1. Just two nights later, two dozen detainees broke into the yard wielding sticks and spraying a fire extinguisher.

Reverential biopic revisits life of free-spirited Renaissance woman

Altina Schinasi (1907-1999) was lucky enough to be born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth. The youngest of three girls, her parents were Sephardic Jews of humble origin who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey in the late 19th Century.
Thanks to the tobacco fortune soon amassed by their industrious father, the sisters were raised in the lap of luxury on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Although headstrong Altina wanted for nothing, she proved to be something of a rebel, opting to study art in Paris after graduating from a prestigious prep school, rather than follow the conventional path of a pampered debutante.

Post-Michael Brown Murder, We Cannot Afford To Fall Back To Sleep

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News related to the killing of Michael Brown is still keeping people engaged on the issues of excessive force and police brutality. For so many people, Ferguson took the nation by storm, with the images that were almost a throwback to days gone by or similar to a box-office thriller where some end of the world situation creates martial law and citizens are just trying to figure out how they will make it through. But this wasn’t the 1960s and it wasn’t some made-up situation for ratings, this was real, just like the death of 18-year-old Brown.

Obama Decries Domestic Violence After Rice Cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is speaking out against domestic violence in the wake of Ray Rice’s termination by the Baltimore Ravens.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he spoke Monday evening with Obama about Rice. The running back was let go by his team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video emerged showing him knocking his then-fiancee unconscious.