12-10-2017  6:01 pm      •     
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The House is expected to vote later in the day on the measure to keep the government running for two weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans controlling the House are moving quickly Tuesday to pass stopgap legislation to avoid a partial shutdown of the government when temporary funding runs out Friday.


Despite calls for his resignation from constituents and some Oregon newspapers, Democratic Rep. David Wu continues to insist that he will not step down.


But Americans boosted their spending only slightly, a sign that many people are being cautious with their money even as the economy improves

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A tax cut that began last month gave consumers the biggest jump in their incomes in nearly two years.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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