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Top 5 Live – Monday July 6

Today's Stories Include: U.S. Women win World Cup Title, Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders,  Union denounces release of officer names in police shootings and more.

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Film still features American jazz musician Count Basie (1904 - 1984) and  singer Billie Holiday (1915 - 1959) in a Universal International musical short, 1951. (Photo by John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)

Genius, By Invitation Only

The documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?" plucked the scabs off of old wounds around the often tortuous fate of Black genius. We cannot rewrite history, but we can do a much better job of surrounding, protecting and nurturing it for future generations.

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Top 5 Live 7.03.15

1. Wolf vetoes liquor privatization and school funding bills   Gov. Wolf vetoed a plan Thursday to privatize the state liquor industry, as his standoff with Republican legislators over the state budget continued.   The+ Read More

Politics & Government

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Voting Rights Advancement Act

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has released a statement in favor of the pending Voting Rights Advancement Act. Click for an excerpt.

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Race & Diaspora

Live Feed and Rebroadcast of Funeral Service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney

WURD is carrying a live video feed of the funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and Democratic member of the SC Senate. Pinckney was among nine churchgoers murdered on June 17 by suspected gunman Dylann Roof.

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Youth & Family

Philly’s Anderson Monarchs Launch Civil Rights Barnstorming Tour

The Monarchs recently embarked on a civil rights barnstorming tour that will take them to a number of landmarks around the United States, including Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church and Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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