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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Democrats sought to give government the right to sell insurance in competition with private industry Tuesday as the Senate Finance Committee opened a second week of debate over massive health care legislation...


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Exhibit touring throughout the country

In an exhibit designed to charge emotions and insight action, award-winning Time Magazine photojournalist, Steve Liss, together with other notable photojournalists, chronicles the plight of regional poverty in modern-day America in "In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century," ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ They call her "President Snowe" in the blogosphere.
Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe is the only Republican in Congress who might vote for President Barack Obama's effort to overhaul health care and extend coverage to those who lack it ...


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ATLANTA (AP) -- The surviving children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. have met to formally discuss estate business for the first time in five years.


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BOSTON (AP) -- Somewhere among the grassy hills, canopy trees and 19th century angel sculptures rest Butler and Mary Wilson. In the early 1900s, the husband and wife team helped Black World War I servicemen, fought discrimination and oversaw the creation of the Boston chapter of the NAACP ...


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The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has confirmed that a geographical site in Antarctica will be named for the first African American explorer who set foot on the frozen continent, George W. Gibbs, Jr.


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Men and women must learn to love themselves first and be more open-minded if they want to get married and stay married. This was the conclusion of experts during a forum on relationships at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative weekend in Washington.
"Love thyself" is the first commandment of love," author and family therapist Audrey Chapman told the audience at the forum.


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ACORN is determined to clear its name. Through the launch of a self-investigation, the anti-poverty group hopes to overturn accusations of illegal methods used to benefit its clients. However, CEO Bertha Lewis is prepared for any possible outcome.


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Pot advocates started their push Friday to get a marijuana legalization measure on California's 2010 ballot with backing from a prominent state politician. Activists in Oregon are also circulating petitions to legalize, regulate and tax recreational and industrial cannabis ...

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Complex equation for balancing improvements, attention span

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way. Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan say kids in the United States need more school because kids in other nations have more school. While it is true that kids in many other countries have more school days, it's not true they all spend more time in school...


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