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8 HOURS AGO - NPR

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In New York City, Former Boxers Find Ways To Support Each Other

A former boxer started a support group for fellow ex-boxers called Ring 10. They help these former athletes pay bills and figure out their lives after they leave the ring. They also meet once a month for dinner in the Bronx in New York City.

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21 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Man to get 25-year sentence in NYC teen's 2012 rape, killing

The Bronx District Attorney's office says Luis Vega pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter and criminal sexual act charges in the November 2012 death of Destiny Sanchez. Prosecutors say DNA evidence connected Vega to her slaying.

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MAY 03, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said Tuesday. Responding to a 911 call to Shakur's home in Sausalito Monday night, deputies and firefighters performed CPR, rushed her ...

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MAY 02, 2016 - ABC News

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Lawsuit: Abusive Staff Called Group Home the 'Bronx Zoo'

Three families are suing staff at a Bronx group home, alleging they punched, kicked and spit on disabled residents while state authorities knew about the abuse and did nothing for weeks

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MAY 02, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Families' lawsuit alleges chronic abuse at NYC group home

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three families are suing staff at a Bronx group home, alleging they punched, kicked and spit on disabled residents while state authorities knew about the abuse and did nothing for weeks. The federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Manhattan, says staff at the Union Avenue IRA referred to the facility as the "Bronx zoo" and also denied ...

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