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Rapper Tay-K sentenced to 55 years in prison for deadly robbery

Rapper Tay-K sentenced to 55 years in prison for deadly robbery

Texas rapper Tay-K was sentenced to 55 years in prison and a $21,000 fine Tuesday on a murder charge for a 2016 robbery that left one man dead, according to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. The Tarrant County jury also sentenced Tay-K, whose legal name is Taymor McIntyre, to 30 years in prison…MORE

How China is slowly expanding its power in Africa, one TV set at a time

How China is slowly expanding its power in Africa, one TV set at a time

In the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, Michael Nganga is watching a Chinese Kung Fu movie. His small home in Limuru village doesn’t have running water and its walls are made from corrugated metal. Yet outside, where chickens roam the yard, the father-of-two, who repairs shoes for a living, has a large Chinese-built satellite dish that…MORE

Boris Johnson was not always President Trump’s friend

Boris Johnson was not always President Trump’s friend

President Donald Trump congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming the leader of the Conservative Party and the United Kingdom’s next prime minister Tuesday, praising the man he says is referred to as “Britain Trump.” Trump has often characterized Johnson as a friend, and touted him as a potential prime minister even while Theresa May was in…MORE

Chipotle is soaring. Sales rose 10% last quarter

Chipotle is soaring. Sales rose 10% last quarter

Its turnaround showing no signs of slowing, Chipotle reported blockbuster financial results on Tuesday. The company said that sales at stores open at least 13 months grew 10% in the second quarter. During that time, revenue grew 13.2% to $1.4 billion. The second quarter, which ended on June 30, marks the sixth-straight quarter of comparable…MORE

Air pollution may have killed 30,000 people in a single year, study says

Air pollution may have killed 30,000 people in a single year, study says

More than 30,000 deaths in the United States in a single year may have been caused by air pollution, according to a study published Tuesday. Those deaths came even as almost every county in the United States remained within federal air quality standards. That suggests more stringent regulations are needed to protect human health, researchers…MORE

Lifetime plans follow-up to ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ and Jeffrey Epstein documentary

Lifetime plans follow-up to ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ and Jeffrey Epstein documentary

Lifetime is following the explosive success of “Surviving R. Kelly” by ordering a follow-up piece about more of the embattled musician’s accusers, as well as planning a new documentary that looks at those who say they were victims of another powerful man: Jeffrey Epstein. “Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath” will be a four-hour documentary special…MORE

A pregnant woman was shot and killed at a Georgia apartment complex, police say

A pregnant woman was shot and killed at a Georgia apartment complex, police say

A pregnant woman was found fatally shot at an apartment complex in Georgia on Monday night, police say. Athens-Clarke County officers were called to the complex at 9:37 p.m. in response to a report of a gunshot, department spokesman Geoffrey Gilland said. They found 24-year-old resident Auriel Callaway on the ground with a gunshot wound,…MORE

NAACP unanimously calls on House to impeach President Donald Trump

NAACP unanimously calls on House to impeach President Donald Trump

Delegates to the NAACP’s annual convention voted unanimously on Tuesday to call on the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The resolution from the nation’s oldest civil rights group — which was gathered for its 110th annual NAACP Convention in Detroit — does not directly impact any legislation in Congress, but marks…MORE

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