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  • From Homeless to Medical School

    Ryan Johnson is in his fourth year of medical school and has developed an educational platform that could revolutionize medical institutions in the future. Though he is on what many call the road to success, a rare illness and stretches of homelessness made Ryan’s path less than ideal. A ...

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  • Louisiana’s Black Communities Fear Oil’s Impact

    NEW ORLEANS (NNPA) — As BP's deepwater well continues to discharge oil into the Gulf, the economic and public health effects are already being felt across coastal communities. But it's likely this is only the beginning. From the bayous of southern Louisiana to the city of New ...

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  • Analysis: GOP Resurrects Marshall as Target

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dead nearly two decades, the late Justice Thurgood Marshall looms improbably over Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court, a resurrection in liberal robes courtesy of Republicans eager to cast President Barack Obama’s selection as a judicial ...

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  • Former Detroit Mayor Indicted on Federal Counts

    Troubles continue to mount for the beleaguered former mayor of Detroit. In addition to being sent back to jail last month for violating terms of his probation, Kwame Kilpatrick now faces 19 federal charges that include mail and wire fraud, and income tax evasion. According to a June 23 ...

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  • Kagan Unscathed after Revelations from Past

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of pages worth of documents from Elena Kagan’s past have left President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee relatively unscathed and important details about her still a mystery heading into confirmation hearings for a lifetime job as a ...

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  • Troy Davis Airs Innocence Claims in Court

    In what could be one step closer to his freedom, death row inmate Troy Davis returned to a Savannah, Ga. court June 23 to offer evidence he believes will negate his 1991 conviction for murder. Based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision last August, Davis’ lawyers will offer evidence – ...

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  • Gary Coleman’s Ashes in Limbo

    A funeral for former child actor Gary Coleman, whose body was cremated June 18, won’t take place for months, if one will be held at all, a Utah judge has ruled. His ashes will be safeguarded until a probate dispute between his ex-wife and a former business associate is resolved, the judge ...

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  • Tax Credit Expires- New Home Construction Falls

    The federal government reported that new home construction fell sharply in May, the first month after the federal homebuyer tax credit expired. “No doubt, a certain amount of building and buying activity that would have taken place in May was pulled forward to accommodate the [tax-credit] ...

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