01-16-2018  8:00 am      •     

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It will be the Endeavour's final flight and the next-to-last shuttle mission

Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can fly to Florida on Friday to watch her astronaut husband rocket into space as commander of the space shuttle Endeavour, her doctors in Houston confirmed to The Associated Press Monday


Those surrounded by unhappy people may not feel so bad for themselves

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Does misery really love company? An intriguing new study suggests that may be the case


the City is the major owner of vacant, tax-delinquent properties in the following city neighborhoods

A new audit of the city's real estate acquisitions and holdings shows that although the bulk of the properties taken for tax delinquency are in predominantly Black neighborhoods, most saw more properties resold


Last August, a Pew Research Center poll found 18 percent wrongly believe that Obama is a Muslim

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pausing to observe Holy Week amid war and policy struggles, President Barack Obama said last week that the agony of Jesus Christ through death and resurrection puts mere political struggle "in perspective."


Blacks, Latinos, and other people of color are more likely than Whites to support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

According to findings by a national policy institute for race and economic justice, racial tensions in America undergird the debate over national health reform


African Americans in the District of Columbia are concerned, but not alarmed about the likely loss of majority status in the city in a few years

Blacks in Washington, D.C. are barely in the majority, according to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau figures


Only about a third are working full-time, compared with two-thirds of recent college grads, according to an Associated Press-Viacom poll

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's economic upheaval has been especially hard on young people trying to start their working lives with a high school education or less


99ers Face a Myriad of Challenges in Their Fight for Full-Time Employment

The beginning of the month may have felt like April Fool's Day to a significant segment of America's labor population.  That's when reports started pouring in about the new jobless rate and rise in job creation


As Obama shifts into re-election mode, he will need to show that he hasn't lost his focus on jobs even as the conversation in Washington swings to paying down what the nation owes

President Barack Obama headed west to sell his big picture deficit-reduction plan. But many people are waiting for a quick fix to their own economic problems caused chiefly by persistent unemployment and the crippled housing market.


The roommate committed suicide shortly afterward in a case that started a national conversation on bullying

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A former Rutgers University freshman was indicted Wednesday on a hate crime charge after allegedly using a webcam to spy on a same-sex encounter involving his roommate


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