02-25-2018  7:06 am      •     

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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


Only about a third are working full-time, compared with two-thirds of recent college grads, according to an Associated Press-Viacom poll

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's economic upheaval has been especially hard on young people trying to start their working lives with a high school education or less


99ers Face a Myriad of Challenges in Their Fight for Full-Time Employment

The beginning of the month may have felt like April Fool's Day to a significant segment of America's labor population.  That's when reports started pouring in about the new jobless rate and rise in job creation


As Obama shifts into re-election mode, he will need to show that he hasn't lost his focus on jobs even as the conversation in Washington swings to paying down what the nation owes

President Barack Obama headed west to sell his big picture deficit-reduction plan. But many people are waiting for a quick fix to their own economic problems caused chiefly by persistent unemployment and the crippled housing market.


The roommate committed suicide shortly afterward in a case that started a national conversation on bullying

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A former Rutgers University freshman was indicted Wednesday on a hate crime charge after allegedly using a webcam to spy on a same-sex encounter involving his roommate


The feds are also expanding a tarmac-delay rule to prevent passengers from being stranded on international flights for longer than four hours

DALLAS (AP) -- Airlines will soon be required to refund bag fees if they lose luggage, and they'll pay travelers more for bumping them from a flight.


Many, if not most, of those 1.7 million numbers appear to be used for one thing: redirecting callers to a phone-sex service

NEW YORK (AP) -- For years, teenagers across the U.S. could call a toll-free hotline if they had embarrassing questions about AIDS and safe sex. Dial the same number now and you get a recording of giggling women offering to talk dirty to you


The project could still face legal action from opponents who question the cost to ratepayers and the potential impact on wildlife

BOSTON (AP) -- A federal agency has approved a construction plan for a wind farm off the Massachusetts coast, clearing the way for work to begin on the nation's first offshore wind farm as early as this fall


Crystal Mangum is accused of stabbing her boyfriend

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A murder charge against the woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of raping her is but the latest problem for a woman friends say is still haunted by the stigma of the lacrosse case.
Crystal Mangum, 32, was indicted Monday on a charge of first-degree murder and two counts of larceny. She has been in jail since April 3, when police charged her with assault in the stabbing of her boyfriend Reginald Daye, 46. He died after nearly two weeks at a hospital.


Communities that support gay rights see far fewer suicide attempts

A study in the journal Pediatrics says that gay, lesbian and bisexual youth who live in supportive communities are less likely to attempt suicide than those youth who live in communities who do not support gay rights.


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