12 20 2014
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In NAACP Speech: Obama Failed to Address 'National Curse' of Youth Violence

RALEIGH (NNPA) - On July 14, 2008, when then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama addressed the NAACP Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, he reminded all of his former days as a community organizer on the desperate streets of Southside Chicago, setting up job training, "after-school programs to help keep kids off the streets, and block by block, we helped turn those neighborhoods around."


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HIV Infections Are Highest in the South

A new Internet data map offers a first-of-its-kind, county-level look at HIV cases in the U.S. and finds the infection rates tend to be highest in the South. The highest numbers of HIV cases are in population centers like New York and California. However, many of the areas with the highest rates of HIV -- that is, the highest proportion of people with the AIDS-causing virus -- are in the South, according to the data map, which has information for more than 90 percent of the nation's counties and Washington, D.C. ....


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Better Business Bureaus Report Snuggie Refund Scam

The Snuggie, a wearable blanket that conjures up coziness and relaxation for most, is now making some consumers uncomfortable with its new rebate program through a company called Great Fun. After purchasing a $20 Snuggie, consumers receive a rebate check for $8.95, which features the following inscription ...


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