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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- This city's incoming mayor ran into his first hurdle Monday when Black community leaders said his handling of a police chief search was too secretive.


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Black publishers meet with Congressional Black Caucus

The Skanner publisher, Bernie Foster was one of more than 30 Black newspaper publishers who met with the Congressional Black Caucus as part of Black Press week. Topic of the week was healthcare, with most publishers supporting the passage of the healthcare bill: the statistics show Black adults and children lack this basic necessity and as a result have more serious health problems and live shorter lives.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration went on the attack Wednesday against the country's biggest business lobby over its resistance to financial rules as Democrats and the White House voiced new optimism that sweeping Wall Street regulations could be completed within months.


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PHILADELPHIA (NNPA) - A new study released by the Alliance for Excellent Education indicated lowering the city's high school dropout rate could significantly increase Philadelphia's job creation, homeownership, spending and investment income.


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- If you thought Tea Party activists were mad before, you ain't seen nothing yet. Instead of being discouraged by passage of health care reform, tea party activists across the country say the defeat is a rallying cry that makes them more focused than ever on voting out any lawmaker who supported the measure...


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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy who police said made an announcement at Walmart ordering all Black people in a southern New Jersey store to leave was charged with harassment and bias intimidation, authorities said Saturday.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- With health care dominating House action, President Barack Obama scored another domestic policy victory Sunday -- passage of a vast rewrite of college aid for needy students.


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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has scored the biggest victory of his presidency as Congress approved his signature health care reform bill, bringing near-universal coverage to a wealthy country in which tens of millions of people are uninsured.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats are pushing to the brink of passage a landmark, $940 billion health care overhaul bill that would simultaneously deliver on President Barack Obama's promise to expand coverage while slashing the deficit, a strategy aimed at winning over the party's fiscal conservatives.

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100-to-1 ratio has hit African American communities hard

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Legislation approved by the Senate Wednesday would significantly reduce the disparity in sentences handed out to those convicted of crack and powder cocaine.


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