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Who are the New Black Panthers? ’60s radicals say new group doesn’t embody their ideals (+video)

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights calls their organization a hate group, and founders of the Black Panthers call them impostors. They call themselves a “black nationalist organization,” dedicated to the establishment of an “independently governed black nation.”

Drugs, vanishing jobs strain rural America

WASHINGTON — Hannah Harmon’s children are playing outside the clinic in southeast Ohio where she gets family counseling twice a month. Staff keep an eye on them as the parking lot fills up with patients seeking dental fillings, pain pills and sympathy. Harmon has five children now: This month she took legal custody of three more kids, siblings from a relative’s family wrecked by drugs.

Southwest Airlines cancels more than 1,000 flights over 2 days following massive technical outage (+video)

DALLAS — A day after a systemwide technical outage led to more than a thousand canceled flights, Southwest Airlines spent Thursday trying to reboot its operations after one of the largest the network disruptions in the company’s history.