06-25-2018  4:28 am      •     
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West and Smiley head out to discuss needs of poor Americans—and whether the president is effectively addressing them

As they embark on a nationwide tour, Professor Cornel West and Tavis Smiley have said that they will highlight hardships in communities across the nation, especially the Black and poor communities.


Texas governor touts economic record as advantage over Romney, Bachmann

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that he has the best economic record and executive experience in government of any rival in the Republican presidential field, contrasting his credentials with those of his top two opponents, Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann.


In previous years, officials have blamed Mexican drug cartels for some of the state's largest growing operations, but Gregory stopped short of making that claim

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) -- An estimated $800 million worth of marijuana has been seized following a massive raid on illegal grows on public lands deep in Northern California's pot country, authorities said last week.


Execution of Black man by White female sheriff drew national attention for carnival-like atmosphere

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -- Bob Howe points to an overgrown, muddy patch of land in a cemetery in Owensboro, gesturing to where the grave of the last man publicly executed in the United States may be.


The comedian is encouraging Iowans to misspell Rick Perry's name during Saturday's test vote for Republican presidential candidates

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Colbert's latest attempt at campaign mischief-making involves encouraging Iowans to write in a false name during the weekend's presidential straw poll, but one television station in Des Moines isn't playing along.


Part of group that prosecutors say used computer glitch to steal millions

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh woman will spend nine years in prison for taking advantage of a computer glitch to steal $1.1 million from the city's only minority-owned bank, which regulators closed as insolvent two years ago.


Anthony Sowell has been in custody since fal 2009, when police went to his house and began finding bodies

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A serial killer will be put to death for murdering 11 women and dumping their bodies around his property, a judge ruled Friday.


18-year-old accused of getting drunk aboard red-eye flight from Portland to NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- An 18-year-old was dismissed from the U.S. Ski Team's development squad after he was accused of getting drunk and then urinating on a fellow passenger aboard a JetBlue flight.


Influential businessman let early Black politicians use his property for campaign offices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Carlton J. Roy Sr., a black businessman who worked against segregation alongside influential New Orleans civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Avery Alexander and Dorothy Mae Taylor, has died. He was 94.


Hailed from all corners of nation, mostly men in their 20s and 30s

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American troops killed in the deadliest single mission of the Afghan war came from two dozen states and all corners of the nation, mostly young men in their 20s and 30s.


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