12-07-2016  2:08 pm      •     

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Fifty-five years ago today, Dec. 1, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on an Alabama bus.
Google has dedicated its homepage doodle to Rosa Parks and they are not the only one commemorating her anniversary today.

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Interpol issues a warrant for Assange

Is it journalism or espionage or something in between? Justice, State and Defense Department lawyers are discussing whether it might be possible to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder and others under the Espionage Act, a senior defense official said Tuesday.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is playing down the risk of infantry and other combat arms troops causing problems if "don't ask, don't tell" is overturned ... The survey of some 400,000 troops found a strong correlation between a person's experience with gays and their acceptance of open service. The study found that of those who believe they have served alongside a gay person, 92 percent said their unit was able to work together.


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The Wisconsin teen who held 24 classmates hostage has died of self-inflicted gunshot injuries.


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The government says the number of Americans without health insurance is now nearly 47 million, up 7 percent from 2006. With unemployment remaining at an all-time high, one in five people say they have put off medical care for conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and HIV-AIDS


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The release of more than 250,000 classified State Department documents forced the Obama administration into damage control, trying to contain fallout from unflattering assessments of world leaders and revelations about backstage U.S. diplomacy.


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A new report on eating disorders cites data showing a sharp increase in children's hospitalizations for such problems.


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But don't count out Rahm Emanuel

Chicago's Black Decision Makers Wanted One African American candidate to stand for Mayor – Rep. Danny Davis. But Four African Americans are running including former Sen Carol Moseley Braun and Illinois Sen. James Meek. And that's before we get to Rahm Emanuel.


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Twenty-five percent of African-American households suffered from food insecurity in 2009 - compared to 11 percent of White households - according to the most recent data on hunger released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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His home contained many weapons

A 78-year-old South Carolina man with more than a dozen weapons in his home has been arrested after federal authorities say he told a nurse he was thinking about killing President Barack Obama.


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