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When a virtually unknown Republican Congressman, Joe Wilson from South Carolina shouted the words "You lie!" during a Sept. 9 speech by President Barack Obama, it was the latest example of the uncivil tone and rancorous atmosphere created by many of the president's opponents on the right.


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The case of a Black female Army reservist who police say was beaten by a White man in front of her 7-year-old daughter could renew the call for a hate crime law in Georgia.


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While some Washington politicians claim the economy is recovering nicely, credit card default rates indicate consumers are still facing very significant struggles.


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Serena Williams was kicked out of the US Open this weekend for acting
like a man.


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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- Hundreds of people rallied in the streets Saturday to demand justice for a man killed by police in a shooting that ignited racial tension and brought federal mediators to their northern Illinois community.


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ATLANTA (AP) -- The surviving children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King are back in court, wrangling over their parents' estates...


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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Tens of thousands of protesters fed up with government spending marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, showing their disdain for the president's health care plan with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" and "I'm not your ATM"...


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National Sept. 11 memorial and museum launches website

The National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum is launching a Web site Thursday with its collection of citizen journalism of the tragedy and is appealing for more 9/11 stories from all over the world.
"They say that 9/11 was the most digitally documented event of all time," said Alice Greenwald, director of the planned museum. "There were vigils in Tehran, Berlin, London, Moscow, Tokyo. ... We're asking people everywhere to help us tell the story."


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Advice: Go to college and choose the best one possible

Students aren't aiming high enough, settling for less selective schools they imagine will be easier, but where in fact they're more likely to drop out before earning a degree. Minority and low-income students are especially susceptible.
susceptible.


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SUMNER, Miss. (AP) _ In the Mississippi Delta, nothing spreads faster than a rumor that an armed white mob chased black thieves through a cotton field. Throw in an armored personnel carrier and a racially charged past, and it's no surprise federal investigators are checking it out ...


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