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Michael Ta'bon seeks to prevent crime and punishment

Ex-con Michael Ta'bon built himself a jail cell on a Philadelphia Street to advocate nonviolence and to educate young people about the dangers of crime and punishment.


Youngest winner in Daytona 500 history with a surprise victory in NASCAR's biggest race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne said Monday he's probably not going to attempt to run for the Sprint Cup championship this year.


Raymond Allen Davis worked as a CIA security contractor for the U.S. consulate in Lahore

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American jailed in Pakistan for the fatal shooting of two armed men was secretly working for the CIA and scouting a neighborhood when he was arrested


Gov. Scott Walker won't back off proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- To end a high-stakes stalemate over union rights that has captured the nation's attention, a handful of Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin might have to stand up to their new governor.


One man says honoring Confederacy akin to 'celebrating the holocaust'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Hundreds of men in Civil War uniforms marched past the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church Saturday to commemorate the inauguration of the Confederate president 150 years ago in a city that no longer rolls out the red carpet for them.


'You can't continue to eat things that are not good for you'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Aretha Franklin, who says she's back at ``150 percent,'' is planning to return to the stage in May for her first post-surgery performance.


Claims she was the basis for a black servant character depicted in a poor light

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- A black woman who once worked as a maid for a relative of novelist Kathryn Stockett is suing the author of the best-selling book ``The Help,'' claiming she was the basis for a black servant character who she thought depicted her in a poor light.


Norton was denied the opportunity to testify by Chairman Trent Franks (R-AZ)

Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Emanuel Cleaver, II, (D-MO), was outraged over the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives refusal to hear testimony from Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on Feb. 8


Spisak said he hated gays, blacks and Jews and suffered sexual identity confusion

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio executed a neo-Nazi Thursday who shot two men and a teen to death at Cleveland State University more than a quarter-century ago in a shooting spree that targeted blacks.


Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Bush-era law needs to be more flexible

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration set a goal Thursday of revamping the federal No Child Left Behind education law before students start the next school year in the fall, a timeframe likely to clash with the priorities of congressional Republicans.


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