05-27-2017  5:02 am      •     

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And for a good reason: Incomes have been even flatter than inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Inflation spooked the nation in the early 1980s. It surged and kept rising until it topped 13 percent.


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'All of this will shake up the politics'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- African-Americans in the South are shunning city life for the suburbs at the highest levels in decades, rapidly integrating large metropolitan areas that were historically divided between inner-city blacks and suburban whites.


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Scott Kelly, who served as space station commander, said he called his brother as much as he could from orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Scott Kelly is back home reunited with his twin astronaut brother, after a five-month space station mission that was marred by the shooting of his congresswoman sister-in-law.


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Protess and his investigative reporting students have helped free more than 10 innocent men from prison

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- A Northwestern University journalism professor whose students are credited with helping to free more than 10 innocent men from prison - including death row - has been pulled from the class that made him famous amid allegations of ethics violations.


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Ben Chavis says now is the time to clear names for 1971 injustice

The National Newspaper Publishers Association this week announced that they will be leading a campaign to formally pardon the "Wilmington 10."

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Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, and Democratic opponents called it an ideological attack

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio


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The four were captured by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi and will be released Friday

NEW YORK (AP) -- Four New York Times journalists who were reported missing while covering the Libya conflict have been found, the newspaper said Friday.


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Legislative rule invalidates Gov. Scott Walker's bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state's new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, a measure that drew tens of thousands of protesters to the state Capitol and sent some Democrats fleeing to Illinois in an tempt to block a vote on it.


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Patience is running out on both sides with stopgap funding measures that keep the government open for two or three weeks at a time

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has approved $6 billion in spending cuts as part of legislation to keep the government running for three more weeks


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After a trip of 4.9 billion miles and nearly six-and-a-half years, the Messenger spacecraft will try to careen into an egg-shaped orbit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A desk-sized NASA spacecraft is riding the brakes all the way to Mercury, about to pull a tricky maneuver Thursday night to become the first man-made object to orbit the tiny planet


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