10 01 2014
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Despite Widespread Appeals, Obama Fails to Nominate Black Woman to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Twenty eight Black women sent the President a letter early this week, expressing concern that he might appoint Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the successor for retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U. S. Supreme Court and reasserted a request that he consider a Black woman instead.


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Oil Spill Posing Major Threat to Seafood Industry, Environment

Attempt to cap spill fails with no other solution yet in sight.

(NNPA) - As oil from a massive spill caused by an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico continued to pour into Louisiana's ecologically rich wetlands, elected officials and experts wondered about the long-term ecological and economic effects the accident will have on the state and its inhabitants.


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Fourth New Orleans Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Shooting Cover-Up

(NNPA) - A fourth former New Orleans police officer has pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly police shootings of unarmed residents after Hurricane Katrina. Robert Barrios faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.


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New York Terror Suspect Connected to Pakistan Militant Group with Links to Al Qaeda

In Pakistan on Thursday, security officials said U.S. law enforcement officers have joined them in questioning four alleged members of the militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, which has been linked to the 2002 killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, over possible links to New York car bomb suspect, Faisal Shahzad.


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