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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has said he would drop the city's appeal of Scheindlin's ruling

Attorneys for New York City asked a federal appeals court Saturday to void the order issued in August that required the New York Police Department to change its stop-and-frisk policy.



Policy has been linked to forced abortions

China's family planning laws require most families living in urban areas to have one child. Second children have no rights to education or healthcare. But the policy may now be under review.



Devastation left behind leaves hundreds of thousands of people struggling to find food and shelter

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, has left devastation on a monumental scale in its wake. In its wake hundreds of thousands of people are struggling to cope with losses and face the challenges of surviving.



The National Museum of Computing based at the Bletchley estate launched a new exhibit on women in computing

Bletchley Park was the home of British code-breaking during World War II and women made up majority of the 10,000 people who worked there. But the intense secrecy that surrounded them prevailed until after 2000. Now a new museum tells their stories.  



A growing number of states and cities are reversing their positions with regards to marijuana use

The District of Columbia is joining a growing number of states and cities which are reversing their positions with regards to marijuana use.



U.S. military invaded Grenada in 1983

Don Rojas didn't know that when he accepted Maurice Bishop's offer to become his press secretary that he'd end up being an eyewitness to a coup, and an invasion of Grenada by the U.S. military.



What might seem little jabs, can have a major impact on Black longevity

WARNING: What might seem little jabs, can have a major impact on Black longevity. There's a term for this death-by-a-thousand-cuts phenomenon: Microaggressions.



They have to figure out how to take care of not only themselves, but also their parents

Both of Mailee Wang's parents were incarcerated for part of her youth, her father for two years and her mother for much of her life. Now 30, she recalls what it was like, particularly after her mother was released.



Black women continue to gain ground in a weak labor market, according to the latest jobs report

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As job prospects for Whites and Black men have slowed or stalled completely, Black women continue to gain ground in a weak labor market, according to the latest jobs report.



Story raised doubts about whether more help could have been sent

(CNN) -- CBS correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday and said the network was "wrong" for a "60 Minutes" report that raised questions about the Obama administration's response to last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The assault left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.


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