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3:32 PM / Saturday March 25, 2017

Week In Review

Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, opposes the Republican health care bill during work by the House Budget Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By Russ Bynum, Rebecca Santanaand Kathleen Foody Associated Press CLAXTON, Ga.  — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and…

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IS group claims responsibility for London car, knife attack

March 24, 2017

By Jill Lawless Associated Press LONDON — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a crowded London bridge and then stabbed a police officer to death on the grounds of Britain’s Parliament. The attacker was born in Britain and known to authorities…

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The Defendant

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  William E. Fitzpatrick, acting U.S. Attorney for the State of New Jersey, surrounded by representatives from the FBI, IRS, and Homeland Security, speaks at the podium regarding Seth Williams’ federal indictment on 23 counts.  (Photo courtesy: Denise Clay) On Tuesday, District Attorney R. Seth Williams became the latest Philadelphia politico to find himself…

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Q&A: Black SGA president discusses White support at Alabama

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jared Hunter, center, and his campaign staff react to his election as student body president at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Originally from Wetumpka, Ala., Hunter is the first black student to win the position with the backing of a secretive group called The Machine, which…

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Republicans set low expectations for health bill cost study

March 17, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri By Hope Yen ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s health care law braced for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump’s promise of…

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Guest Commentary: Educating “45” and “One-note Betsy” on HBCUs

March 17, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON: Rayma Suprani, CagleCartoons.com   By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Eighty HBCU Presidents did a “fly-in” to the White House in a meeting organized by Trump whisperer Omarosa, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and others. There was a White House meeting, a meeting at the Library of Congress, and more buzz than twenty beehives….

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Morehouse College says report of president’s early ouster is false

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  John Silvanus Wilson By Eric Stirgus AJC.com A Morehouse College spokeswoman has denied that the college’s president was fired Monday due to some remarks he made following the visit of a group of presidents from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the White House, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The website “HBCU…

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Sikhs respond to shooting near Seattle with fear, disbelief

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mohan Singh Khatra, center, whose uncle, Subeg Singh Khatra, was killed in the Wisconsin Sikh temple attack, speaks to reporters in front of the Sikh Cultural Society in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. New York City’s mayor and police commissioner have expressed their condolences at the Sikh Cultural…

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Trump signs new travel ban targeting those seeking new visas

March 10, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com By Alicia A. Caldwell and Jill Colvin Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and shutting down the U.S. refugee program. The revised…

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An Important Message on the Affordable Care Act from Mayor Kenney

March 10, 2017

I want to make sure that you see this important message on the Affordable Care Act from Mayor Kenney: As the Trump Administration continues to enact policies or support bills at odds with many Philadelphians’ beliefs, we understand the frustration or anger many of you are feeling. One of the most important things you can…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Omega Omega Chapter sponsors free Community Wellness Fair in North Phila. April 8

March 24, 2017

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March 24, 2017

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March 24, 2017

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Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Mar. 26

March 24, 2017

By Georgia Nicols All Signs:  Mercury goes retrograde three times a year. It has domain over cars,...

Color Of Money

PHA Partners with T-Mobile provide 4,500 free tablet computers and internet Service to needy families

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Families are presented with free tablets from T-Mobile during PHA’s Family Self -Sufficiency Program Community...

Entertainment

Chuck Berry’s influence on rock ‘n roll was incalculable

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry...

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