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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The former head of North Carolina's largest teachers union wants the state Capitol in Raleigh to reflect the contributions of American Indians and Blacks. The state Historical Commission will study the suggestion.


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WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama confronts a tortuous September and it's not just the divisive political fight over health care. Back from his first presidential vacation, Obama settles back into the Oval Office well-aware his approval ratings have fallen. He now must spend heavily from that shrinking fund of political capital - with a highly uncertain outcome - if his vision of health care overhaul is to emerge from Congress...


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NEWARK, N.J. (NNPA) - Five-hundred protesters stopped a mid-August music performance at a major city music venue, in one of a series of demonstrations designed to pressure Mayor Cory A. Booker to take more action and engage the community to combat street violence.


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RICHMOND, Va. (NNPA) - A new jail is on the way, but for now Richmond inmates are having to help pay for upkeep of the overcrowded and decrepit facility where they are kept.


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Low-income Residents Face Blatant Housing Discrimination in New Orleans, Study Finds

Four years ago when Angel Robinson evacuated from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she only expected to be away from home for a few days and looked forward to returning back to her job at City Hall.


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Despite the fact that he is now gone, honored by America after dying of brain cancer Aug.25, Sen. Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy leaves a message that will continue to resound. That's the one that says, 'Never give up' the fight on behalf of the oppressed.


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A 17-year-old statewide test used to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind law will be replaced with a broader approach to judging how well Wisconsin students are performing, state superintendent Tony Evers said Thursday.


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Swine flu was four times more likely to send Blacks and Hispanics to the hospital than Whites, according to a study in Chicago that offers one of the first looks at how the virus has affected different racial groups.


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The Australian equivalent of the New York Times ran a major op-ed piece in the nation's defense. Amazingly, the cartoon accompanying the piece showed Trujillo with a bulbous nose, wearing a sombrero and riding a burro.


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Supporters of President Barack Obama's health care agenda are ramping up their efforts with rallies and bus tours starting this week, aiming to counter increasing public skepticism leading up to Congress' post-Labor Day return to Washington ...


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