08-23-2017  4:57 am      •     

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Louisiana is disenfranchising minority and low-income voters

New Orleans, LA –The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., Project Vote, and New Orleans attorney Ronald Wilson filed a complaint in federal court on behalf of the state conference of the NAACP and several private individuals, alleging that Louisiana is disenfranchising minority and low-income voters by failing to offer them the opportunity to register to vote as required by federal law


Even weather forecasters had to hunker down

Those who escaped the twisters that killed nearly 300 across six states hid in bathrooms, cramped closets, under porches and even in a car entombed by a collapsing basement garage. Many tell tales of having just minutes or mere seconds to make life-and-death decisions


Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said he would not exclude the expert testimony and declared he prosecution was not trying to sandbag' the defense

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for Michael Jackson's doctor told a judge Friday they may need a delay in his upcoming trial because prosecutors have disclosed new witnesses with surprising scientific theories the defense did not anticipate


President Barack Obama came to devastated Alabama to console victims whose emergency services are so badly strained that at least one town was begging for body bags

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Survivors of the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression struggled to begin rebuilding their lives in the wind-wrecked landscape Friday


The findings were based on telephone surveys of more than 4,100 people newly diagnosed with lung and colon cancer

ATLANTA (AP) -- Blacks and other minorities with cancer are more likely than whites to say they would spend everything they have on aggressive treatments that might prolong their lives, a study found


President Barack Obama also will attend with his wife and two daughters - the first time in NASA history that a sitting president and his family will have witnessed a launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Just a few hours from liftoff, NASA fueled space shuttle Endeavour for one last ride into orbit Friday as hundreds of thousands of visitors converged on the coast for prime viewing spots


The military is preparing to allow gays to openly serve, ending a 17-year-old policy commonly known as 'don't ask, don't tell'

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- If a Marine spots two men in his battalion kissing off-duty at a shopping mall, he should react as if he were seeing a man and woman


Women began to exceed men in college enrollment in the early 1980s

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor's degrees, part of a trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids


Same sex marriage foes cry 'conflict of interest'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rumors swirled that the federal judge who had struck down California's same-sex marriage ban last summer was gay


The Obama administration opposed Cuccinelli's plea

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court rejected a call Monday from Virginia's attorney general to depart from its usual practice and put review of the health care law on a fast track


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