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  • Internet Surfers Cruising a Wave of Depression

    Surfing the Web could be hazardous to your mental health, according to a new study. The study, conducted by British scientists, indicated that the longer people spent online, the less likely they were to be happy. However, the study did not indicate whether using the Internet causes mental ...

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  • Obama Proposes Changes to No Child Left Behind

    President Obama intends to overhaul the No Child Left Behind education law, changing the school accountability system that has placed a failing label on over a third of schools, the Associated Press reported. No Child Left Behind pushes schools to improve test scores each year with the goal of ...

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  • Bank of America, Former Execs Face Civil Fraud Charges

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on February 4 filed charges of fraud against corporate giant Bank of America, as well as Kenneth Lewis and Joseph Price, the bank’s former chief executive and financial officer, respectively. According to The Washington Post, Cuomo alleges that the ...

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  • Tax Write-off for Haiti Donations

    United States residents who donated to the relief effort in Haiti will be rewarded this spring when they file their income taxes. A measure recently approved by Congress and signed by President Obama will allow them to write off those charitable donations on their 2009 taxes. Under current law, ...

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  • Black Virginia Woman Snags Coveted Crown

    Caressa Cameron, 22, a broadcast journalism student enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University, beat out 53 contestants in the annual Miss America pageant held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 30. She is the first Black Miss America since Ericka Dunlap won the title in 2005. ...

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  • Tuskegee Ace Pilot Dies at 90

    Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee Archer, a former Tuskegee Airman during World War II, died January 27 at Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. He was 90. Archer was born on September 6, 1919 in Yonkers, N.Y. and raised in Harlem. He attended New York University before dropping ...

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  • S.C. School District Gets Long-Awaited Assistance

    Dillon County, S.C. has some of the worst public education facilities in the nation, facilities so bad that they caught the eye of then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008. Now, President Obama has decided to do something about the horrid state of the buildings, some of which are nearly 115 years ...

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  • Missing Fla. Lottery Winner Found Dead

    A missing man who won $30 million in the Florida lottery in 2006 was found dead on January 28 after a three-month search. Abraham Shakespeare had not been seen by friends or relatives since April and was officially declared a missing person in November. Authorities found his body buried under a ...

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  • Democrats Not Giving Up on Health Care Reform

    Though their hopes of achieving health care reform took a hit with the election of Republican Scott Brown to the Senate in a special Massachusetts election in mid-January, Democrats have vowed to keep fighting until a reform bill is passed. “You go through the gate. If the gate’s ...

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