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a spokeswoman for the office in Mobile, says she did not offer a specific reason for departing several years before she turned 57, the agency's mandatory retirement age.


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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to making North Carolina the second state in the country that allows statistical evidence to establish racial bias as behind prosecutors seeking or jurors rendering the death penalty.


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Police Chief William Bratton is stepping down after a seven-year tenure in which he instituted major reforms of the once-scandalized Police Department.


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 A 21-year-old man accused of obstructing justice in last November's killing of a would-be Ku Klux Klan recruit from Oklahoma will get another two months of tutoring to try to make him competent for trial.


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Members of the country's oldest Black sorority are suing to remove their president, alleging she spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the group's money on herself – some of it to pay for a wax statue in her own likeness.

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The shift to digital television represents a massive government giveaway to a handful of powerful media conglomerates.


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The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS today declared a breakthrough in its crusade to lift the ban on federal funding for syringe exchange programs.


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Despite the overwhelming election of President Barack Obama, the inherent prejudice against people of color remains alive and well in American society, said a panel of Black intellectuals, critics and activists last week.


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You can't solve a problem if you don't discuss it. That's why some say that there is opportunity for racial progress in President Barack Obama's "teachable moment" sitdown with Gates and Sgt. James Crowley.


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An Iowa man who prosecutors say interfered with the housing rights of an African American family has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison.

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