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Kagan should have quick path to Supreme Court

May 18, 2010

Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont called Kagan, 50, a “superbly qualified candidate” who would “obviously” be confirmed this summer before the chamber leaves for a month long break. His panel will hold Kagan’s confirmation hearings.

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Former NFLer Lawrence Taylor charged with rape

May 18, 2010

Taylor, a 51-year-old former New York Giants star who has faced drug and tax evasion charges in the past, paid the girl $300 for sex in a Holiday Inn, where he was arrested early last Thursday, said Christopher St. Lawrence, supervisor of the town of Ramapo.

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Obama calls man who foiled Times Square bombing

May 9, 2010

The 58-year-old handbag vendor from Buchanan, N.Y., said he saw the car last Saturday and wondered who had left it behind. Jackson said he looked inside the vehicle and saw keys in the ignition, and alerted a passing mounted New York City police officer.

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Malcolm X assassin Hagan freed on parole in NYC

April 29, 2010

Thomas Hagan was the last man still serving time in the 1965 killing, part of the skein of violence that wound through the cultural and political upheaval of the 1960s. He was freed from a Manhattan prison where he spent two days a week under a work-release program.

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Arizona immigration law could drive Latinos out of state

April 29, 2010

More than 100,000 undocumented immigrants have left Arizona in the past two years because of the bad economy and earlier enforcement crackdowns. Now, a new wave of Latinos is preparing to leave. And it isn’t just illegal immigrants: Legal residents and U.S. citizens also say they will leave…

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Remembering Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hooks (1925-2010)

April 23, 2010

Hooks became executive director of the NAACP in 1977, taking over a group that was $1 million in debt and had shrunk to 200,000 members from nearly a half-million in the 1950s and 1960s. He pledged to increase enrollment and raise money for the organization.

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