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Judge tells Mississippi schools to stop segregating

April 19, 2010

The Justice Department accused the Walthall County School District in rural Mississippi of annually permitting more than 300 students, most of them white, to transfer to a school outside of their residential area, shifting its racial makeup.

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Five charged in gang rape of seven-year-old

April 8, 2010

Two men and three teenage boys were charged last Saturday with gang-raping a seven-year-old girl who was sold by her 15-year-old stepsister during a party at a crime-ridden apartment building in the state’s capital, police said.

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9th militia suspect denies he was involved in any plot

April 1, 2010

A Michigan man authorities accuse of being a “heavy gunner” for a Midwest Christian militia denies involvement in any plot to overthrow the government, his attorney says, and she plans to present evidence to prove he’s different from his fellow defendants.

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White militia: “Patriot” groups, surge in number in past year

April 1, 2010

The number of extremist groups in the United States exploded in 2009 as militias and other groups steeped in wild, anti-government conspiracy theories exploited populist anger across the country and infiltrated the mainstream, according to a report issued recently by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

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Black Alabamans angry over Davis’ no vote

March 27, 2010

Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, who is attempting to become that state’s first black governor, was the lone Congressional Black Caucus member who voted against health care reform last Sunday night championed by President Barack Obama, sparking local and national criticism.

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How do you disenfranchise 1 in 8 black men?

March 27, 2010

Over the last two centuries, other voting prohibitions have fallen one by one as what was originally a privilege enjoyed only by white men of property was grudgingly recognized as a basic American right.

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Few blacks serve in top U.S. diplomatic posts

March 27, 2010

The State Department has fallen short in its efforts to promote African Americans to key frontline diplomatic posts, department officials and diplomats said, despite efforts to increase diversity under two black secretaries of State and a black president.

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Ex-Detroit councilwoman gets 37 months for bribery

March 21, 2010

A former Detroit city councilwoman was sentenced to more than three years in prison last Wednesday for bribery after a federal judge refused to set aside her guilty plea during a stormy court hearing dominated by a dispute over evidence of other payoffs.

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By JEFF AMY ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday...

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