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‘Black’ Washington State NAACP Leader Is Really White, Parents Say

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RACHEL DOLEZAL

Black or white: A week ago, no one had ever heard of Rachel Dolezal. Now, no one can seem to stop talking about her. Yesterday, Dolezal — fresh off of stepping down as head of the Spokane NAACP chapter over criticism that she’s portrayed herself as black, even though she was born white — stood by that self-assessment. She insisted, “I identify as black.”

NEW YORK PRISON BREAK

Who knew what?: Did Joyce Mitchell’s husband know about the escape plan from an upstate New York prison? And did he know about the additional plot to kill him? Lyle Mitchell says no, he didn’t know anything; Joyce Mitchell says yes he did because she told him. Either way, authorities are taking a closer look at him and other inmates at the Clinton Correctional Facility, as the manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat stretches into its 12th day.

NBA

Hoop heroes: The Golden State Warriors are the new kings of the NBA. The “Dubs,” as they’re affectionately called by their fans, beat Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 last night to claim the NBA title. James, despite his courageous performance, wasn’t the Finals MVP. That honor went to Andre Iguodala, who scored 25 points. As for the Cavs, and the city of Cleveland, they will have to wait yet another year for James to make good on his promise to bring home a championship.

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