Oakland fire

Oakland residents who live near the warehouse where 33 people were confirmed dead in a fire early Saturday say the tragedy could have been avoided.

City officials confirmed previous investigations into complaints about the warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. The structure was not zoned for parties or as a residential property.

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Reginae Carter celebrated her 18th birthday with a 90’s themed party at Suite Lounge in Atlanta. Special invited guests included Reginae’s daddy, rap mogul Li’l Wayne, Reginae’s mother Antonia “Toya” Wright, Xscape singers Tameka “Tiny” Harris and Kandi Burruss; actor Shad Moss, reality star Rasheeda Frost, Tiny’s daughter Zonnque Pullins, Jermaine Dupri‘s daughter Shaniah Mauldin, R&B singer Nivea, OMG Girlz, and more!

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The running gag in Washington DC is if you want President Obama to care about an issue, disguise it as gay, transgender or refugee-related.

That’s the dilemma facing Native Americans at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, where a fierce standoff continues over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Obama smoking ban

If you live in public housing and enjoy smoking a good cigar or a weed joint after dinner, you may be facing eviction.

Smoking will be banned in public housing nationwide when a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation goes into effect next year.

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A motorist who shot and killed former NY Jets running back Joe McKnight during a road rage incident will not be charged.

According to the NY Post, Ronald Gasser, 54, who shot and killed McKnight, 28, was released from police custody early Friday.

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