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    Tea Party Group Expelled over Controversial Letter

    The war of words between the NAACP and the tea party reached new heights this past week when Tea Party Express member Mark Williams, posing as NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, wrote a satirical blog...

    Anti-Gun Momentum Builds in Massacre’s Wake

    On Dec. 17, Newtown, Conn., began to bury its dead. There was Noah Pozner, an avid reader and taco enthusiast, who loved the dish so much that he had talked about becoming a manager in...

    Fewer African Americans Are Bone Marrow Donors

    Sheldon Mba, an African-American junior at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., knows firsthand how short life can be. He was diagnosed with blood cancer two years ago and is still trying to...

    Atlanta Business Magnate Herman Russell Dies at 83

    Herman Russell, an Atlanta businessman who grew a small plastering company into one of the top construction and real estate firms in the nation, died Nov. 15. He was 83. Russell died after a brief...

    53-Year-Old Man Crashes Aircraft into Texas IRS Building

    A Texas man flew his small plane into an Austin federal office building on February 18 in an apparent suicide attack on offices of the Internal Revenue Service located inside. Two people were killed and...

    Senate Seeks Answers on Police Militarization

    Two panels debated whether it was constitutionally appropriate for local police departments, across the country, to use military style weapons as a measure of controlling community protests during a Senate hearing Sept. 9. The Senate...

    Ky. Judge Dismisses Jury Panel Over Lack of Racial Diversity

    Jefferson County, Ky., faces a long-running problem with juries that are inadequately representative of its population, but one judge has apparently decided to tackle the problem head-on, dismissing juries he believes that are not...

    Civil Rights Leaders, Groups Issue Recommendations

    On Aug. 19 a coalition of civil rights leaders and groups issued recommendations to address the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and to prevent future use of excessive force by law enforcement...

    Blizzard Starts Dumping Snow in South, Threatens Eastern US

    (Update1-1/22/2016) WASHINGTON (AP) — A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States started dumping snow in Virginia, Tennessee and other parts of the South on Friday as millions of people in the storm's path prepared...

    Early Census Returns in the District, Baltimore, and Prince George’s County Fall Short of...

    Despite a concerted effort to get the word out, returns of U.S. Census Bureau forms lag in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County, Md. According to the Census Bureau, Baltimore and Prince George’s are...

    Obama in Europe: Brief Glimpse of Good Old Days

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it was a brief glimpse of his good old days in Europe when the continent cheered his ascent to the White House. Obama received an enthusiastic welcome in...

    ACLU Sues to Block Sweeping Nevada Education Funding Program

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it violates the state...

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