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'The event is in protest of a culture that we think is too permissive when it comes to rape and sexual assault'

An international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer's flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like "sluts" to avoid being raped or victimized, is taking root in the United States.


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The caller in Times Square on Monday afternoon reported that a suspicious package was sitting on the sidewalk

NEW YORK (AP) -- Within minutes of a news conference at ground zero where authorities preached calm and vigilance after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the alarming 911 call came in


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Temperatures near North Pole are highest since measurements began in 1880

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A new assessment of climate change in the Arctic shows the region's ice and snow are melting faster than previously thought and sharply raises projections of global sea level rise this century.
The report by the international Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, or AMAP, is one of the most comprehensive updates on climate change in the Arctic, and builds on a similar assessment in 2005.


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Murray, who had insisted on a speedy trial, waived that right and agreed to start jury selection anew on Sept. 8

The long-awaited trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's drug death was delayed Monday for four months, with a judge saying defense lawyers needed additional preparation time to effectively represent their client.


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Last week's storms flattened homes and killed 342 across seven states

Federal disaster relief offices are helping people navigate the red tape of applying for aid and shelters are providing free haircuts and eye clinics as part of the massive relief effort that was in full swing Monday in tornado-ravaged Alabama


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The intelligence official said the DNA match, using DNA from several family members, provided virtual certainty that it was bin Laden's body

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. used multiple means to confirm the identity of Osama bin Laden during and after the firefight in which he was killed, before placing his body in the North Arabian Sea from aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier


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The administration looks to reach more than one million African-Americans and hold 100 events in Black communities across the country throughout the rest of 2011

The Obama administration will reach out to African-Americans in coming months in a campaign to tell Blacks about what Obama is doing for them


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Only seven percent of African-American women seek treatment for depression, while 92 percent of African-American men do not seek any help for depression

The recent tragic death of a woman who drove herself and her children into the Hudson River in Newburgh, N.Y., still has people asking, "How could she?


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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


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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


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