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The most glaring omission is the judiciary committee, which has no African-Americans serving

While Democrats in the state house railed against Republican measures to limit their voice last week, Black Democrats are upset with their own party for the same reason—no voice on key committees.


The first show, 'Secrets of Natchez,' investigates the murder of Wharlest Jackson

Keith Beauchamp, a 39-year-old filmmaker from Brooklyn, produces a groundbreaking investigative documentary series "The Injustice Files" on the Investigative Discovery Channel Fridays at 9 p.m.


She was indicted Monday on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of her stepdaughter

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina woman charged with killing her disabled, 10-year-old stepdaughter will be represented by a lawyer who's been working with her since before she was indicted this week.


Growing state budget crises could hold back the economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deeper spending cuts by state and local governments weighed down U.S. economic growth in the final three months of last year.


The political standoff over the bill - and the monumental protests at the state Capitol against it - appear far from over

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.


The administration said Wednesday it no longer would defend the constitutionality of the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman

One way for President Barack Obama to win the future, it seems, is to have his administration stop defending a federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage.


Toyota has now recalled more than 14 million vehicles globally to fix gas pedals and other safety problems since 2009

WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting,


Republicans in the Senate dispatched police to the homes of some of the 14 Democratic lawmakers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats in the state Assembly agreed to a deal in the pre-dawn hours Thursday to limit debate and reach a vote, perhaps by midday


The Nets are sending rookie Derrick Favors and point guard Devin Harris to the Jazz as part of the package in a deal that also includes the Golden State Warriors

A person with knowledge of the trade says the New Jersey Nets have agreed to acquire All-Star point guard Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal.


They were shot to death early Tuesday, after pirates took them hostage several hundred miles south of Oman

The boat's owners, Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Rey, along with Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay of Seattle, were shot to death early Tuesday, after pirates took them hostage


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