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Teen pregnancy epidemic hits Memphis high school

January 22, 2011

inety students who attend Frayser High School in Memphis are currently pregnant or have already had a baby this year. The stunning number means nearly 11 percent of the school’s approximately 800 students are already experiencing the trials of parenthood.

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Surgeons say Giffords showing positive signs

January 16, 2011

The FBI said law enforcement could bring charges against the gunman as early as Sunday, and House Speaker John Boehner said normal House business this week has been postponed in the aftermath of the shooting.

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Shouts about Obama interrupt Constitution reading

January 16, 2011

Just as Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., was reading “no person, except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States” is eligible for the presidency, a woman in the visitor’s gallery yelled out that it did not apply to President Barack Obama.

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“Huck Finn” republished, minus N-word

January 8, 2011

A new edition of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, forthcoming from NewSouth Books in mid-February, does more than unite the companion boy books in one volume, as the author had intended.

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Braun’s race for mayor now gets more attention

January 8, 2011

Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has become the “consensus” black candidate in Chicago’s mayoral race that some of the city’s most powerful African American leaders believe can challenge a strong field that includes former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

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Breaking news: Scott sisters coming home at last

January 8, 2011

As those of you who have been following this case are aware, Judge Marcus Gordon had condemned each of the women to double life sentences for an $11 robbery – an outrage emblematic of the biases systemic in our criminal justice system.

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Michael Steele pleads for new term as RNC Chair

January 8, 2011

Pressing for change and claiming fiscal mismanagement, Steele’s opponents were unified in saying that fundraising ahead of the 2012 presidential election must be the primary focus of the next chairman in the wake of debt as high as $20 million

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NY Gov. Paterson commutes man’s sentence

January 3, 2011

New York Gov. David Paterson commuted the sentence last Thursday of a black man imprisoned for the racially charged shooting death of a white teenager on Long Island, a decision in the final days of his administration that infuriated the lawyer who prosecuted the case.

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