04-24-2018  1:38 am      •     
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- Hundreds of people rallied in the streets Saturday to demand justice for a man killed by police in a shooting that ignited racial tension and brought federal mediators to their northern Illinois community.


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ATLANTA (AP) -- The surviving children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King are back in court, wrangling over their parents' estates...


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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Tens of thousands of protesters fed up with government spending marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, showing their disdain for the president's health care plan with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" and "I'm not your ATM"...


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National Sept. 11 memorial and museum launches website

The National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum is launching a Web site Thursday with its collection of citizen journalism of the tragedy and is appealing for more 9/11 stories from all over the world.
"They say that 9/11 was the most digitally documented event of all time," said Alice Greenwald, director of the planned museum. "There were vigils in Tehran, Berlin, London, Moscow, Tokyo. ... We're asking people everywhere to help us tell the story."


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Advice: Go to college and choose the best one possible

Students aren't aiming high enough, settling for less selective schools they imagine will be easier, but where in fact they're more likely to drop out before earning a degree. Minority and low-income students are especially susceptible.
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SUMNER, Miss. (AP) _ In the Mississippi Delta, nothing spreads faster than a rumor that an armed white mob chased black thieves through a cotton field. Throw in an armored personnel carrier and a racially charged past, and it's no surprise federal investigators are checking it out ...


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By Pharoh Martin, NNPA National Correspondent

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The gatekeepers of political opinion on cable are doing nothing to curb the increasingly incinerate and oft times blatantly false rhetoric coming from their political hosts and commentators against political figures of color ...


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WASHINGTON (AP) _ In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama is telling the nation's schoolchildren he "expects great things from each of you." "At the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world," Obama said. "And none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities" ...


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The White House environmental adviser, under fire for inflammatory statements made before he joined the administration, resigned after what he called a "vicious smear campaign against me" ...


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WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama is getting no shortage of advice on what to say in his health care speech to Congress, and much of it conflicts. Liberals want him to issue a call to action in his Wednesday address, clear and bold. Conservatives hope he'll back away from his push for sweeping changes this year and break health care legislation into smaller pieces ...


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