11 26 2014
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Comic Icon Pryor Dies at Age 65

LOS ANGELES—It is one of those indelible images from the late 1960s that remains locked in the minds of those who were there. It's a comedy album photograph of a nearly naked Richard Pryor, dressed in a loincloth, with bones through his nose and beads around his neck like a stereotypical African bushman


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Minority Dems Forced to Get Creative

WASHINGTON—Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has dreamed for years of getting the federal government to help build a big, new airport near his district, creating an economic boom for Chicago's South Side and south suburbs.
But even with a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, Jackson has failed to get congressional approval.


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Check It Out

Portland Community College Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood, right, receives a check for $150,000 for the school's Skills Center from state Rep. Chip Shields, D-Portland, left, Gov. Ted Kulongoski and state Sen. Margaret Carter, D-Portland, during a ceremony held Monday in the school's technology building.


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