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    Black Women Booted from Napa Valley Wine Train Settle Suit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of mostly Black women who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Napa Valley Wine Train have settled...

    Sheriff Seeks Information on Officer-Student Confrontation

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A White sheriff's deputy in South Carolina is on leave after a video showed him pulling a Black female high...

    Former Tuskegee Airman Willie E. Jenkins Dead at 85

    Willie E. Jenkins, a retired university administrator and former Tuskegee Airman, died March 30 at the age of 85. Jenkins had been hospitalized at Tallahassee...

    Family: $1 Million Settlement for Va. Police Killing Black Teen

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The family of a Black teenager who was shot and killed by a White police officer last year said...

    Lawyer: Texas Police Must Show Arrest of Black Woman Not Racially Motivated

    DALLAS (AP) — The lawyer for a Black woman who's seen on video being wrestled to the ground and arrested by a White officer...

    Police Chiefs Call for Increased Gun Controls

    WASHINGTON- Police chiefs from Maryland, Virginia, California and Massachusetts demanded that Congress impose more gun controls during a Wednesday press conference at the Hyatt...

    Police: Gunman Killed Near N.C. Central’s Campus after Pursuit

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police shot and killed an armed man who came onto North Carolina Central University's campus after he exchanged gunfire with...

    Acquitted Detectives Face Disciplinary Action in Bell Killing

    Almost five years after Sean Bell was killed in a police shooting on the eve of his wedding, a detective in the case has...

    Michigan State University Police Creates Anti-Bias Unit

    Michigan State University (MSU) Police Department has created an Inclusion and Anti-Bias Unit, one of the first of its kind for a university force. The...

    Researchers Find Multi-tasking Can Lead to Memory Loss

    Researchers have repeatedly found that multi-tasking actually reduces productivity, but new links are now connecting multi-tasking with memory loss. Retaining information and building memory...

    Justice Department to Weigh In on Challenges to Election Law Revisions

    The Obama administration plans to jump in on lawsuits against GOP-engineered voting restrictions in Ohio and Wisconsin, Attorney General Eric Holder has said. The move...

    Furloughed Federal Employees Wait, Watch and Worry

    More than 800,000 federal government workers remained off the job Oct. 9 as Democrat and Republican continued to fail to reach a compromise that...