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Gingrich defends remarks on the poor, food stamps

January 22, 2012

In a debate Monday night in South Carolina, Gingrich was asked whether his previous remarks about food stamps and allowing children to work janitor jobs to instill a work ethic were “insulting,” particularly to African Americans.

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Obama pledges ‘Change will come’

January 16, 2012

Coming the day after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s convincing win in New Hampshire’s GOP primary, which established him as the clear front-runner to take on the president in the fall, Obama’s visit home was all about summoning his backers’ enthusiasm for…

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No Child Left Behind law’s promise falls short after 10 years

January 16, 2012

The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the nation’s poor and minority children and better prepared students in a competitive world. Yet after a decade on the books, President Bush’s most hyped domestic accomplishment has become…

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Obama ends vacation, readies 2012 campaign

January 7, 2012

President Barack Obama will waste little time getting back in front of voters following a 10-day Hawaiian vacation spent largely out of the spotlight. The president returned from vacation the same day Republican presidential candidates squared off…

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Government job cuts hurt black workers

January 7, 2012

“There’s always work at the post office,” my mama said after I’d melodramatically threatened to drop out of college in 1971. That was an adage heard by millions of African Americans in the 20th century. Indeed, postal jobs have long been a path to middle-class status for many black families…

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FAMU Trustees will create anti-hazing committee

January 7, 2012

Florida A&M University’s board of trustees approved plans to create an independent committee to study hazing last Monday as well as a memorial to a marching band member who police say died after being punched and paddled during a hazing ritual.

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Final goodbyes: Notable deaths of 2011

December 31, 2011

They lived by the sword, both inspiring fear and acts of bloodshed around the world. And in the end, they both suffered violent deaths befitting their fearsome reputations. Perhaps no two deaths in 2011 transfixed the world more than those of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden and Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

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NYC police: man set woman afire over $2,000 debt

December 27, 2011

Surveillance video from inside the small elevator shows that he looked something like an exterminator, with a canister sprayer, white gloves and a dust mask, which was perched atop his head like a pair of sunglasses. The sprayer was full of flammable liquid.

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