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Ron Edwards' departure leaves Imperial Klans of America in uncertainty

A $2.5 million civil judgment and the prison sentence of its founder has left a western Kentucky-based Ku Klux Klan group with an uncertain future.
The Imperial Klans of America, based in Dawson Springs, has publicly banished members and scaled down its traditional Memorial Day weekend Nordic Fest. Ron Edwards was sentence on Thursday to four years in federal prison on gun and drug charges.


The timing of the hacking was provocative: Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the detention of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who's accused of passing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeak

PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks


The Georgia Pastor addresses a far smaller group than the one gathered back in September, when he compared himself to the Bible's ultimate underdog and vowed to fight like David versus Goliath

The crowd still cheered for Bishop Eddie Long as he took the pulpit Sunday, but gone was the air of defiance that defined his appearance eight months ago when he rallied his congregation to battle amid lawsuits accusing the megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct


DNA or other forensic evidence might establish sexual contact but still not prove an attack

With his DNA discovered on the woman who accused him of trying to rape her and forcing her to perform oral sex, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn may employ a consensual sex defense that poses risks for defendants and prosecutors alike.


Congresswoman Maxine Waters looks for a solution

As Oregon looks at banks questionable foreclosure practices, California is learning how the foreclosure crisis and the unemployment crisis feed off the education crisis and the consumer costs crisis. And they all lead to an increase in the crime rate, another crisis – especially for low-income people and minorities. 


Historically Black school seeks $30 million deal to solve its financial woes

Lawyers for Fisk University are asking a Tennessee appeals court to end the 5-year court battle over an art collection donated to the school by the late painter Georgia O'Keeffe and approve a plan they say would save the school.  


— It may not have showed up in a reality show and it certainly wasn't the pick of the week on "American Idol," but it was important enough to further rattle ravenous market speculators and red-eared lawmakers on Capitol Hill still playing chicken: On May 16, the national debt hit its ceiling — then kept on moving past $14.3 trillion.


Dr benjamin spoke at the commencement ceremony for 400 Drexel University College of Medicine graduates

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Surgeon General of the U.S., addressed more than 400 Drexel University College of Medicine graduates, during the commencement ceremony held last week at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.


Peter Burnett was a staunch racist who supported the exclusion of blacks from the state, the suspension of Chinese immigration and the extermination of Native Americans

Last month the Board of Education voted unanimously to rename the Burnett Child Development Center as the Leola M. Havard Early Education School after the city's first female African-American principal.


A 2004 federal law requires public schools to teach Constitution lessons every Sept. 17, commemorating the day the document was signed

MALTA, Idaho (AP) -- America's kids will be learning about the U.S. Constitution this coming school year with help from a decidedly conservative Idaho publishing house, if a tea party group gets its way.


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