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More than $550,000 donated to 9-year-old's effort to bring clean water to Africa

SEATTLE (AP) -- Nine-year-old Rachel Beckwith had hoped to raise $300 to bring clean water to an African village. She was close to that goal when she died after a car crash.


Lowest level since early April; housing market also shows encouraging signs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since early April, a sign the job market may be healing after a recent slump.


Each area of city to be labeled steady, transitional or distressed

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit's mayor unveiled a plan Wednesday that could determine what the city looks like as it fights for vitality, announcing that neighborhoods will receive different kinds of services depending on the conditions of homes, how many people live there and the level of blight.


Moorish Science officials say \"paperwork terrorists" not connected to the faith

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- From New Jersey to California, police, courthouse officials and real estate agents are being confronted with a baffling new problem: bogus legal documents filed by people claiming to follow an obscure Black-focused religion called Moorish Science. Their motives range from financial gain to simply causing a nuisance.


Aging hospital at center of 2007 scandal shuttered to help save money

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army's flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care, is closing its doors after more than a century.


Some experts say Blacks will still strongly support Democrat; others not so sure

Recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) statistics show that Blacks are still the group hardest hit by the economic recession—showing a 16.2 percent unemployment rate in June.  According to Politic365.com, it is unclear how Blacks will vote in 2012 and if Black joblessness will affect President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.


Calls some tea party-sponsored legislation \"the last existing legal pillars of Jim Crow"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NAACP plans to spend the next year fighting against a slew of voting laws that it says disenfranchise huge swaths of minority voters, the civil rights organization's president said at the group's convention on Monday.


Opponents of Obama's national plan give state chance to opt out

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Voters will get the chance to decide whether Ohio will opt out of the national health care overhaul after the state's top election official said Tuesday that opponents of the federal Affordable Care Act have enough signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot.


AP Sources say league and players set on terms of deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- NFL owners and players agreed early Monday to the terms of a deal to end the lockout, and players were expected to begin their voting process later in the day, two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.


Move could move her case forward—or damage her credibility

NEW YORK (AP) -- The hotel housekeeper accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her is telling her story publicly, she says, because she wants the former International Monetary Fund leader behind bars. But it's hard to say whether her striking move will help or hobble her goal.


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