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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


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


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