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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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(NNPA) After years of heartbreak and disappointment, Troy Davis is finally getting a chance to have evidence heard in his case after being denied a fair trial since he was arrested almost two decades ago.
It should never have taken the American justice system this long to act...


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Today, a brutal recession which dictates the need to cut budgets and proof that mass incarceration does not reduce crime is changing conversations in legislative halls around the country. Some politicians, who in the past have only paid attention to fearful constituents who want to make sure people who commit crimes are locked up, are beginning to consider alternatives to imprisonment.


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The Supreme Court of Virginia has overhauled its Website for Virginia's courts with the aim of making it more "user friendly." But one thing has not changed on the high court's redesigned site at www.courts.state.va.us: The state's highest court still clings to its practice of using sexist language to describe members of its administrative staff.


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This week marks the 46th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Nearly a half century since the march that drew more than 200,000 to Washington, D.C., Black activists confess they have changed their strategy in the wake of an African-American President, but they contend that their commitment remains the same.


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I must personally share with you that I've had enough of the misinformation and, frankly, misleading statements coming from those who oppose the transformation of a health system that currently renders the best health care to the wealthiest, depletes the savings of solidly middle-class Americans, and leaves 46 million people with no health-care coverage at all.


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President Obama's town hall was part of the White House's stepped up efforts to address the inaccuracies and so-called "myths" that are being circulated by critics trying to derail health care reform.


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