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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The woman believed to the first black valedictorian in the University of Notre Dame's 168-year history challenged her classmates to make a difference in the world as they begin their careers.


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(NNPA) - In an ongoing effort to impact at-risk college students and youth that aspire to go to college, the Dallas County Community College District's African-American/Latino Male Initiative has held its MAN UP Conference 2010 at Cedar Valley Community College.


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(NNPA) - The fall out over passage of an anti-immigration law in Arizona continued across the United States this week with people wondering is America being reduced to a nation "for Whites only?"


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(NNPA) - Across the U.S., another group of Black students have earned their college degrees this month, and have progressed to the next stage in their lives. But they do so carrying the burden of greater debt than their White peers, according to a new study conducted by The College Board's Advocacy and Policy Center.


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ROBERT, La. (AP) -- Scientists found huge plumes of oil lurking under the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico, as BP hit a snag in its latest effort to slow down the oil blasting out of a broken undersea pipe.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Gulf of Mexico oil spill hasn't stained President Barack Obama nor dimmed the public's desire for offshore energy drilling, according to a new Associated Press-GfK Poll.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Resounding majorities of Hispanics consider illegal immigrants a boon rather than a burden to the United States country and condemn Arizona's strict new law targeting undocumented people, according to an Associated Press-Univision Poll that spotlights sharp divides between Hispanics and others in the U.S.


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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn't worked.


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WATERTOWN, Mass. — Two Pakistani men suspected of providing money to Times Square car bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad were arrested by the FBI in a string of Thursday morning raids across the Northeast, law enforcement officials said.


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On Wednesday, the Office of National Drug Control Policy released the months-long overdue budget and strategy for the agency, requesting a record $15.5 billion for law enforcement, interdiction, treatment and research.


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