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(NNPA) - A year after his historic election as the nation's first African-American president, Barack Obama is at a crossroads. In his State of the Union Jan. 27, President Obama aimed to deliver a game changing message, one capable of convincing Americans that his policies will create jobs, curb spending, restore prosperity and encourage national unity...


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Lack of attendance, management decisions may lead museum to close

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a unique window into a vital chapter of American history that the late Buck O'Neil helped open 20 years ago, could be in trouble...


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Minority, poor men still lag behind in admission

(AP) -- More men are attending college and graduating with a bachelor's degree, reversing the tendency of female undergraduates to outnumber men and outperform them academically, according to a new report out Tuesday...


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PORT-AU-PRINCE (NNPA) - Wadneicia may never know how blessed she was to open her eyes on Jan. 20 in Saint Pierre Square, on the ground, lying on old packing boxes. It was 9 a.m. when Joane Kerez, 20 years old, gave birth to her first child under a cloth tarpaulin with only her mother assisting her.
All around, people went about their business, though curious onlookers crowded the small space just six feet square in size. "I would have rather been somewhere else, in a cleaner place without all those people looking at my body," says Kerez, embarrassed at the lack of modesty.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- For hours after allegedly trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to blow up a Christmas Day flight to Detroit, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab talked and talked -- to U.S. Customs officers, medical personnel, and FBI agents...


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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois race for an open Senate seat may be the biggest political battle of 2010, at least when it comes to bragging rights.
This is the seat held by Barack Obama before he moved to the White House. It would be a major victory for Republicans to take the president's former seat out of the Democratic column in a state that, on paper, is strongly Democratic...


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Abandoning the health care overhaul is not an option, the top White House political adviser said Wednesday, after President Barack Obama's signature issue took a devastating hit with the Democratic loss of a Massachusetts Senate seat...


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a ruling that had set aside the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in the 1980s in a racially tinged case that has made the former Black Panther an international cause celebre.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Haitians in the United States—along with the rest of the world—are looking on with horror at the aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that has left mountains of rubble and tens of thousands dead in the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) - It's been described as "The world's Katrina," a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that completely devastated and uprooted the Black island nation of Haiti, leaving an estimated 100,000 dead and millions more homeless, injured and in despair. Government officials are predicting that the death toll could eventually rise to half a million, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters ever.


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