07-24-2017  1:29 pm      •     

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With unrest in the Middle East and North Africa lifting the price of oil to the $100-a-barrel range, analysts say pump prices are likely headed higher

NEW YORK (AP) -- High fuel prices are putting the squeeze on drivers' wallets just as they are starting to feel better about the economy


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Wattier said he has never used racial slurs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A longtime Murray State University professor has decided to retire after referring to slavery while making a point about tardiness to two black students last semester


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Oversight panels are part of an effort to restore the public's trust in police

HOUSTON (AP) -- City officials announced Friday that two new independent panels will be reviewing Houston's police department, which has come under fierce criticism after a video surfaced this month that appears to show officers kicking and stomping a black teenage burglary suspect.


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From George to Booker T., how one name transformed itself

George Washington's name is inseparable from America, and not only from the nation's history. It identifies countless streets, buildings, mountains, bridges, monuments, cities — and people.


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Blogger claims data contradicts picture of the \"Michelle Rhee Miracle"

Former District of Columbia Public Schools chancellor Michelle Rhee has come under attack regarding her take on the progress of a group of elementary students during the time she taught third grade at Harlem Park Elementary School in Baltimore.


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The most glaring omission is the judiciary committee, which has no African-Americans serving

While Democrats in the state house railed against Republican measures to limit their voice last week, Black Democrats are upset with their own party for the same reason—no voice on key committees.


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The first show, 'Secrets of Natchez,' investigates the murder of Wharlest Jackson

Keith Beauchamp, a 39-year-old filmmaker from Brooklyn, produces a groundbreaking investigative documentary series "The Injustice Files" on the Investigative Discovery Channel Fridays at 9 p.m.


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She was indicted Monday on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of her stepdaughter

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina woman charged with killing her disabled, 10-year-old stepdaughter will be represented by a lawyer who's been working with her since before she was indicted this week.


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Growing state budget crises could hold back the economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deeper spending cuts by state and local governments weighed down U.S. economic growth in the final three months of last year.


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The political standoff over the bill - and the monumental protests at the state Capitol against it - appear far from over

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.


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