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Citing ‘naked racism,’ N.C. Governor pardons Wilmington Ten

Citing ‘naked racism,’ N.C. Governor pardons Wilmington TenRALEIGH, N.C. – In what civil rights leaders across the nation are calling a significant moment in the civil rights movement, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has granted individual pardons of actual innocence to all members of the Wilmington Ten.
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HUD Voucher Program fails to relocate families from poor neighborhoods

HUD Voucher Program fails to relocate families from poor neighborhoods WASHINGTON-Social scientists and policy makers have long understood the harmful effects that living in high poverty neighborhoods can have on children and adults. Numerous studies underscore the links between neighborhood disadvantage and a host of social problems, including high school dropout, infant mortality, cognitive difficulties, teenage childbearing and exposure to violence.
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Census Bureau projects U.S. Population of 315.1 Million on New Year's Day

As our nation prepares to begin the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected that on Jan. 1, 2013, the total United States population will be 315,091,138.
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Dark day in Minnesota and U.S. History commemorated

Dark day in Minnesota and U.S. History commemorated Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 marks a painful anniversary in Minnesota and national history. It’s the 150th year since 38 Dakota men were hanged in Mankato on Dec. 26, 1862, the largest mass execution in U.S. history.
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Congressman Ellison warns against cutting programs in debt negotiations

With the so called “fiscal cliff” looming a few Democratic Congressmen are voicing concerns that President Obama may give in too much to House Republicans in his debt negotiations. 
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Black churches confront the AIDS epidemic

Black churches confront the AIDS epidemicWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Some churches distribute food and clothing to the needy. But Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, II, the Senior Servant and Founder of the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church in Nashville, Tenn. decided to distribute something else – condoms.
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Black churches confront the AIDS epidemic

Black churches confront the AIDS epidemicWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Some churches distribute food and clothing to the needy. But Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, II, the Senior Servant and Founder of the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church in Nashville, Tenn. decided to distribute something else – condoms.
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Adding cops and arming teachers don’t enhance student safety

Adding cops and arming teachers don’t enhance student safetyWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rather than deter violence, placing more police officers in schools has led to more students becoming entangled in the criminal justice system for such minor infractions as disorderly conduct, an in-depth study of the issue has concluded.
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Adding cops and arming teachers don’t enhance student safety

Adding cops and arming teachers don’t enhance student safetyWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rather than deter violence, placing more police officers in schools has led to more students becoming entangled in the criminal justice system for such minor infractions as disorderly conduct, an in-depth study of the issue has concluded.
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Inaugural committee announces traditional prayer service

WASHINGTON– On the day following their second inauguration, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will participate in the National Prayer Service, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 22 at Washington National Cathedral.
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State gains 10,800 jobs in November

State gains 10,800 jobs in November~Unemployment rate down to 5.7 percent~

Minnesota employers added 10,800 jobs in November, according to figures released last week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
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