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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's health care reform law cleared its first legal hurdle Monday as a federal judge ruled the law raises a host of complex constitutional issues


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As BP attempts the "Static Kill" procedure – which will fill the well with mud – clean-up crews are still finding plenty of oil in marshlands and other coastal waters in the Gulf


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Reps. Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters must defend their records

A second House Democrat, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, could face an ethics trial this fall, charged with a possible conflict of interest involving a bank seeking federal aid. New York Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel also faces an ethics trial this fall on charges that include failure to disclose assets and income, nonpayment of taxes and doing legislative favors for donors to a college center named after him.


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WASHINGTON — A Democrat from Kentucky says it's time for Rep. Charlie Rangel to resign.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Inmates in federal prisons will have a tougher time using cell phones and wireless devices after both chambers of Congress recently voted in favor of a bill restricting their use behind bars.


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Though called by other names, poor Blacks are kept in bondage today in the United States


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Friday implored the website WikiLeaks to stop posting secret Afghanistan war documents as the Pentagon pressed its investigation of the leaks, bringing a soldier charged with handing over classified video back to the U.S. for trial.


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KABUL, Afghanistan — Three U.S. troops died in blasts in Afghanistan, bringing the death toll for July to at least 63 and surpassing the previous month's record as the deadliest for American forces in the nearly 9-year-old war.


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President Barack Obama blames the media for creating a "phony controversy" over racial remarks by a Black Agriculture Department official that were posted on the Internet. His administration ousted the employee, but then apologized and offered to rehire her.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The National Urban League, known for its hundreds of affiliates tucked in mostly inner city neighborhoods across the nation is confronting the human faces of unemployment, home loss and economic blight every day.


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