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    Haiti’s Leading Candidate Speaks Against Council

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Supporters of one of her competitors in Haiti's presidential election set barricades on fire and threw rubble at cars when initial results put him third. The No. 2 finisher urged...

    Court to Name Suspects in Kenya Post-vote Violence

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three years after postelection violence left more than 1,000 people dead, top Kenyan leaders will learn Wednesday if they will face international prosecution over their involvement in the violence. The prosecutor...

    Ghana to Begin Pumping Oil for First Time

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The West African nation of Ghana is poised to begin pumping oil Wednesday for the first time, kicking off a lucrative new industry expected to bring $1 billion annually to...

    US Cable: Cuba to be Insolvent Within 2-3 years

    HAVANA (AP) — A newly released confidential U.S. diplomatic cable predicted Cuba's economic situation could become "fatal'' within two to three years, and detailed concerns from other countries' diplomats – including China – that...

    New York Taxi Advocate Promotes Racial Profiling

    Fernando Mateo, head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers and of advocacy group Hispanics Across America, has come under fire for telling cab drivers they should use racial profiling when considering...

    U.S. Colored Troops Represented in Commemorative Ceremony

    The 1865 Grand Review of United States Colored Troops was commemorated recently in Harrisburg, Pa., where more than 100 re-enactors participated in a re-enactment ceremony. The 13th U.S. Colored Troops of Murfreesboro and the...

    Obama Nominates Judge Bernice Bouie Donald for U.S. Court of Appeals Seat

    President Barack Obama recently nominated Judge Bernice Bouie Donald, who serves as a Western District judge in Tennessee, for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. “Judge Donald...

    U.S. Ranks Average Among World’s Education Systems

    Students in the United States are only average compared to their international counterparts, according to a new study that ranked the U.S. 14th out of 34 countries in reading skills, 17th in science and...

    Homeland Security Partners with Walmart on Safety Awareness

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working with Walmart to expand the government’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign. Walmart is the first national retailer to partner with the department on the...

    Former V.P. Dick Cheney Faces Charges in Nigeria Bribery Case

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney and nine other people, including executives from his energy services company, face charges of bribery from Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, according to CNN. Nigerian investigators said Dec. 7...

    Former Alpha Kappa Alpha President Faces New Charges

    Earlier this year, the former president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was exonerated on claims she misappropriated organization funds. But Barbara McKinzie is facing new allegations, this time in a lawsuit brought by...

    Chicago’s Infamous Cabrini-Green Apartments Projects Officially Closed

    Chicago’s housing authority recently shut down the city’s Cabrini-Green Housing Projects—known for their laundry list of gruesome high-profile crimes—, ending a troubled era in Chicago public housing. According to the Associated Press, the move was...

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