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Low-income Residents Face Blatant Housing Discrimination in New Orleans, Study Finds

Four years ago when Angel Robinson evacuated from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she only expected to be away from home for a few days and looked forward to returning back to her job at City Hall.


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Despite the fact that he is now gone, honored by America after dying of brain cancer Aug.25, Sen. Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy leaves a message that will continue to resound. That's the one that says, 'Never give up' the fight on behalf of the oppressed.


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A 17-year-old statewide test used to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind law will be replaced with a broader approach to judging how well Wisconsin students are performing, state superintendent Tony Evers said Thursday.


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Swine flu was four times more likely to send Blacks and Hispanics to the hospital than Whites, according to a study in Chicago that offers one of the first looks at how the virus has affected different racial groups.


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The Australian equivalent of the New York Times ran a major op-ed piece in the nation's defense. Amazingly, the cartoon accompanying the piece showed Trujillo with a bulbous nose, wearing a sombrero and riding a burro.


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Supporters of President Barack Obama's health care agenda are ramping up their efforts with rallies and bus tours starting this week, aiming to counter increasing public skepticism leading up to Congress' post-Labor Day return to Washington ...


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One of the longest serving and most influential senators has died. The family of Edward Kennedy announced the lawmaker died Tuesday night from brain cancer.
Colleagues and friends of Kennedy lamented his passing, including ...


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Unclear why Latinos, African Americans are hit harder by H1N1 virus

African Americans and Latinos may run a higher risk of catching the H1N1 "swine flu," according to a study by Boston Public Health. The study found both groups were more likely to catch the flu and also twice as likely to be hospitalized for flu complications ...
So what is going on here? Puzzled health experts are analyzing the data for answers and speculating that high rates of other risk factors ...


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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ One young man attended secret meetings in Minneapolis. Another got a phone call, urging him to leave Minnesota and go to Somalia to fight. Terrorist training videos featuring English speakers pepper YouTube, calling others to the cause. Details are emerging about how terrorists in Somalia have lured young American men back to their homeland to join their jihad ...


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A minor when arrested, confession was likely coerced

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Guantanamo prisoner once charged with wounding two U.S. soldiers and their interpreter was back home in Afghanistan Monday, months after a war crimes case against him unraveled when a military judge ruled his confession was coerced.

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