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May 19, 2016


  • Local Newstalk: Lane named finalist for TSU president; SHAPE raising funds for annual Freedom Tour
  • National: Black Lives Matter- Feds indict officer in Scott death; Baltimore police on trial for Freddie Gray’s death; Zimmerman auctions gun that killed Trayvon Martin
  • ‘Apprentice’ winner speaks out about Trump
  • Entertainment: ‘Sisters in Law’ hold court on WE
  • Center Fold: 10 things graduates should know; 10 financial tips for grads
  • Business: Tips for hiring a summer intern
  • Court school finance ruling ‘disappointing; School named Lawson despite controversy
  • Pro & College Sports: NBA’s final four vie for conference wins
  • High School Sports: Texas state track meet sizzles despite rain
  • Opinion: A misstep and a reset: Kudos, Obama!
  • Top Events: HISD Hosts HBCU Summit; Verizon Minority Males Stem Program; ATLF Scholarship Awards Dinner

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