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After more than 14 hours of discussion, the heirs of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. reached a settlement late Monday that will keep the family from a public jury trial.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vitriol and invective have often stained American politics, but the falsehoods, half-truths and innuendo now speeding across partisan airwaves and the Internet are drowning out the country's moderate political center...


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The rally stemmed from the August shooting of Mark Barmore in the basement of the Kingdom Authority Church. According to witnesses, Barmore, who was wanted for questioning by police regarding a domestic dispute, was pursued by Officers Oda Poole and Stan North into the church. After emerging from a storage room with his hands up and head down, officers shot the 23- year old man twice in the neck and three times in the back, as pre-school children looked on.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The number of African-American law school students is at an all-time high, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.


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Gay and bisexual men account for more new HIV infections in the U.S. – 53 percent – than any other population group. Moreover, this is the only risk group in the nation in which the annual number of new HIV infections is increasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


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Mattel has launched a new line of Black Barbie dolls with fuller lips, a wider nose and more pronounced cheek bones -- a far cry from Christie, Barbie's Black friend who debuted in the 1960s and was essentially a White doll painted brown.


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WASHINGTON – A beaming President Barack Obama said Friday he was both honored and humbled to win the Nobel Peace Prize and would accept it as a "call to action" to work with other nations to solve the world's most pressing problems.


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Complaints allege that H&K Financial takes advance payment from consumers for debt consolidation services, including lowering credit card interest rates. Once the fee – ranging from $595 to $895 – is paid, the consumer either has trouble getting straight answers about why promised services have not been provided or never hears from the company again. In some cases, refunds have not been provided, leaving consumers further in debt.


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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- One by one, gleaming motorcades pulled up outside of a white-columned home on a farm just outside this city, each depositing the wife of a foreign leader here for an economic summit. Inside, Michelle Obama waited for her first turn as international hostess...


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Drug courts have in many places become an obstacle to making cost-efficient drug abuse therapy available to addicts, particularly minorities, and reducing criminal case loads, the nation's largest association of criminal defense attorneys said today.


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