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Remy Ma speaks at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2017 - 11:57 pm
Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade. Ma, who returned from jail in 2014, won best female hip hop artist Sunday in Los Angeles, an award Minaj has won since 2010. "I wanna thank...
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Bruno Mars performs "Perm" at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2017 - 10:54 pm
R&B girl group Xscape reunited on the BET Award stage for a performance that won over the audience nostalgic for '90s R&B. The foursome sang the popular hits "Just Kickin' It," ''Understanding" and "Who Can I Run To?" on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The crowd was in awe,...
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Bruno Mars performs "Perm" at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2017 - 10:34 pm
R&B girl group Xscape reunited on the BET Award stage for a performance that won over the audience nostalgic for '90s R&B. The foursome sang the popular hits "Just Kickin' It," ''Understanding" and "Who Can I Run To?" on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The crowd was in awe,...
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Bruno Mars performs "Perm" at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2017 - 9:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the BET Awards being presented from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Bruno Mars has won the BET Award for best male R&B pop artist — his first award from a network that he credits with catapulting him to stardom. Mars said Sunday...
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Leslie Jones arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2017 - 8:28 pm
An energetic Bruno Mars kicked off the 2017 BET Awards with a fun and funky performance on a night where he could win his first BET Award. The pop star, whose last album was heavily inspired by '90s R&B, was full of energy Sunday when he sang "Perm" onstage with six of his backup dancers at the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, Bruno Mars performs at the 2016 Jingle Ball at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The “B” in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce, or Bruno Mars. Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday’s show, June 25, 2017, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year. Mars, who will open the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, is nominated for five awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 25, 2017 - 10:06 am
The "B'' in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce or Bruno Mars. Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday's show, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year. Beyonce, who dominated last year's show with multiple wins and a show-stopping performance, is up...
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Former University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing reacts as Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz declares a mistrial on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Cincinnati. Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. (Cara Owsley /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)
June 23, 2017 - 8:18 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers. Hamilton...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, the parents of Michael Brown, Lezley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown Sr., sit for an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. The city attorney in Ferguson, Missouri, said Friday, June 23, 2017, that the city's insurance company paid $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 23, 2017 - 5:26 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it's far from the largest. A federal judge in St. Louis on Tuesday approved the settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit...
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Former University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing reacts as Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz declares a mistrial on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Cincinnati. Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. (Cara Owsley /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)
June 23, 2017 - 4:21 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers. Hamilton...
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Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, center, speaks with his attorney Jonathan Smith in Milwaukee County Court on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee after being acquitted on first-degree reckless homicide charges in the killing of Sylville Smith. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 22, 2017 - 1:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths. Experts cite a confluence of factors, including racial bias, attitudes toward...
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