05-20-2018  9:08 am      •     
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His autobiography, which was published in 1845, was a best-seller that helped fuel the abolitionist movement

EASTON, Md. (AP) -- Abolitionist Frederick Douglass is finally getting a homecoming celebration in his native Maryland county with a statue honoring him, after years of work by local residents to recognize him in a prominent place


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A key issue is a proposed down payment requirement on mortgages

Now, as regulators hammer out specific implementation of the bill, consumer and civil rights advocates are again fighting for the hopes of many low and moderate income families to fulfill their own American Dream of homeownership.


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Financial planners typically say retirees will need replacement income of 70-80 percent to continue living as well as they did prior to exiting the workforce

NEW ORLEANS—Is retirement a boom or bust proposition for African American baby boomers?


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A motion to strike the reference to a path to legal status was narrowly defeated by a vote of 766 to 723, according to the SBC's Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention approved a new resolution at its meeting in Arizona this week advocating a path to legal status for illegal immigrants, in a move that policy leader Richard Land described as "a really classic illustration of gospel love and gospel witness."


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Suicide rates for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are rising at rates rivaling Vietnam

According to the Congressional Quarterly Weekly, more U.S. servicemen committed suicide than were killed in combat last year in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Some 468 servicemen took their own lives and 462 were killed in action.

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The NBA had nine African-American and one Asian head coach at the beginning of the 2010-11 season, an increase of three percent over 2009-10

The undisputed champion among the men's professional leagues when it comes to racial and gender hiring practices, the NBA once again has received a combined "A" for its continued effort to employ minorities and women in important positions within the league and its 30 teams.

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Attorneys for the UCF Athletics Association argue that the undetected heart problem caused Plancher's death, while attorneys for Plancher's parents say the athletics association is responsible

University of Central Florida football player Ereck Plancher died after a preseason practice from complications of sickle cell trait, not an undetected heart problem as school attorneys have argued, a cardiologist testified Thursday during a wrongful death trial.


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In another incident earlier this week, a motorist found with a gun and what appeared to be a suspicious package near the Pentagon was taken into custody

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- A man carrying a backpack containing what authorities said were suspicious materials briefly fled police Friday before he was detained in the middle of the night near the Pentagon.


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The cancer society estimates there will be nearly 1.6 million new cancer cases in the United States this year, and 571,950 deaths

ATLANTA (AP) -- The gap in cancer death rates between college graduates and those who only went to high school is widening, the American Cancer Society reported Friday.


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The change comes as the latest Census data shows Hispanics propelled more than half of the country's population growth over the last decade

MIAMI (AP) -- Spanish-language television news is meeting a surge in Hispanic voting muscle and viewership with greatly expanded domestic coverage this year, just in time for the 2012 election season.


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