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With the current U.S. inflation rate at 7.1%, interest rates rising and housing costs up, many Americans are wondering if a recession is looming.

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VoteCast findings underscore a dynamic that Black activists and community leaders have long sought to convey — that Black voters are not a monolith and that the Democratic Party should not take them for granted.

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When lawyers argue before the Supreme Court, a small white light goes on to tell them when their time is almost expired and then a red light signals when they should stop. But arguments this term are extending well beyond the red light's cue, and on many days it's long past lunchtime before the court breaks. The change started during the coronavirus pandemic with the justices asking more questions. 

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A roll call of some of the world's influential figures who died in 2022

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The increase in cases across China follows the rollback of the nation's strict anti-virus controls. China's “zero COVID” policies had kept the country's infection rate low but fueled public frustration and crushed economic growth.

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Exhausted Southwest travelers tried finding seats on other airlines or renting cars to get to their destination, but many remained stranded.

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In courtrooms across America, defendants get additional prison time for crimes that juries found they didn't commit. The Supreme Court is being asked, again, to put an end to the practice

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Holiday sales rose this year as American spending remained resilient during the critical shopping season despite surging prices on everything from food to rent, according to one measure.

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Jabari M. Evans, Assistant Professor of Race and Media, University of South Carolina  

When the Pro Football Hall of Famer announced he would be leaving a HBCU to become head coach at the University of Colorado Boulder, many ardent fans and supporters reacted with dismay and disbelief – particularly supporters from the Black community.

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The chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee said the financial incentive supports ongoing state efforts to provide competitive wages for teachers and address the national teacher shortage.

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