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The economy needs to generate at least 125,000 jobs per month just to keep up with population growth

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was mostly unchanged last week, evidence that the weak economy is struggling to generate jobs.


The reworked doctrine acknowledges the growing threat of terrorism at home, including al-Qaida attempts to recruit and attack inside the United States

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will push ahead with more targeted drone strikes and special operations raids and fewer costly land battles like Iraq and Afghanistan in the continuing war against al-Qaida, according to a new national counterterrorism strategy unveiled Wednesday.


The reason for the attack on Morris' store is unclear, but speculation ranges from Morris' interaction with white customers to refusing to do free repairs for a corrupt sheriff's deputy

For decades, Rosa Morris Williams has prayed to live long enough to see justice for her grandfather, who died after being burned in his shoe shop in a 1964 attack believed to have been carried out by the Ku Klux Klan.


Corporate profits are up by almost half since the recession ended in June 2009; in the first two years after the recessions of 1991 and 2001, profits rose 11 percent and 28 percent, respectively

Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has been the weakest and most lopsided of any since the 1930s.


Too many patients think a pill's the answer when there are multiple different ways to address pain including physical therapy, stress reduction, weight loss, and coping skills

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly a third of Americans experience long-lasting pain - the kind that lingers for weeks to months - and too often feel stigma rather than relief from a health care system poorly prepared to treat them, the Institute of Medicine said Wednesday.


Federal appeals court deems Proposal 2 unconstitutional

DETROIT (AP) -- A federal appeals court has struck down Michigan's ban on the consideration of race and gender in university admissions.


Majority of Officers in Department Are Now Minorities

NEW YORK (AP) --One hundred years ago, Samuel J. Battle was sworn in as the New York Police Department's first black officer. Today, the majority of the police officers at the nation's largest department are minorities—and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says it is this diversity that makes the NYPD so effective.


Sitting Bull College in North Dakota tops list of most affordable four-year schools

Looking for a college bargain? Try any of nine University of Puerto Rico campuses, where annual tuition hovers at or below $2,000.
Counting pennies? Avoid Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, a private school where tuition, fees and room and board exceeds $50,000, making it one of the five most expensive schools on a new U.S. Department of Education guide to college costs.


Mark Halperin, a Time magazine editor at large, quickly apologized on the air and in a statemen

NEW YORK (AP) -- MSNBC suspended political analyst Mark Halperin for an off-color remark about President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" Thursday.


In last decade, number of black children living in the 25 largest cities dropped by nearly a half-million

NEW YORK (AP) -- A catastrophic flood emptied New Orleans of much of its black youth. Powerful social forces may be doing a similar thing to places like Harlem and Chicago's South Side. Over the past decade, the inner-city neighborhoods that have served for generations as citadels of African-American life and culture have been steadily draining of black children.


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