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Middle class Minnesotans to feel impact of GOP sequester

The choice Republicans have made to not end this sequestration will have a huge impact on middle class Minnesotans in the coming weeks and months. Rather than eliminate tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans to reduce the deficit, Republicans chose cuts in vital services important to seniors, men and women in uniform, and children and schools.
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NBCI pleads with the Vatican to rid itself of pedophiles during this Holy Conclave

NBCI pleads with the Vatican to rid itself of pedophiles during this Holy ConclaveWashington DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans is making a plea to the Catholic Church to fight against the tide of pedophilia that is a poison running through the veins of its leadership. NBCI calls on the Vatican to release all records of known pedophiles including Bishop Keith O'Brien to civil law enforcement officials of all jurisdictions here and abroad.
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Chávez leaves a deep imprint

Chávez leaves a deep imprintCARACAS, Mar 6 2013 (IPS) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died Tuesday in the Military Hospital of Caracas after a long battle with cancer in his abdominal region, which was diagnosed in June 2011.
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The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges consumers to review flood insurance needs

As winter conditions turn to spring melting, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is reminding Minnesota homeowners to determine if they may need flood insurance coverage. Flood damage is not covered under a standard homeowner's policy.
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Former President Jimmy Carter interviewed on Pierce Morgan Tonight, CNN

Former President Jimmy Carter interviewed on Pierce Morgan Tonight, CNN"Money Corrupts Political Systems. The main technic used now through negative commercials is to destroy the reputation of your opponent"
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New analysis reveals alarming disparity in hunger and poverty rates between African-American children and other U.S. children

Washington, DC – Bread for the World released new analysis recently revealing that African-American children suffer more hunger and poverty than do U.S. children as a whole. The analysis, titled “Hunger by the Numbers: Hunger and Poverty Among African-American Children,” explores the latest figures, breaking down African-American child poverty rates across several states and metropolitan areas.
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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Transportation Industry Association

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Transportation Industry Association(Washington, DC) The Honorable Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), an Iraq war veteran, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), a Washington-based national trade association for transportation professionals. The award will be given on March 13 at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Washington, DC during the annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation (CWWMN) breakfast, a Women's History Month recognition event. Tickets can be purchased through the COMTO website at: http://www.comto.org.
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A great migration of our own

A great migration of our ownA Black History Month speech delivered at the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition Black History Month Breakfast, 2013

I bring you the greetings and well-wishes of the board of directors and members of the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce who stand with you in your quest to bring businesses together to make sure the West Broadway Corridor is thriving and filled with sound and successful businesses.
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Complaints allege unfair hiring

Complaints allege unfair hiringInstead of employing capable and qualified workers, many claim the Target Corporation would rather employ unfair hiring practices that disproportionately exclude African-Americans. 
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Special Report: China emerges from shadow of the U.S.

Special Report: China emerges from shadow of the U.S.(FIRST IN A SERIES)

BEIJING (NNPA) – When Americans think of China, it is usually a faded image frozen in time. It is an old film, shot in what could pass as the beginning of time, of cold, dour, high-stepping soldiers bouncing past a review stand in unison with a rifle resting on one shoulder and both eyes fixed on the box of dignitaries sitting to the side.
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Profiles in excellence: Micah Hines

Profiles in excellence: Micah HinesBeing a trailblazer is Micah Hines' legacy.

The age old debate of is it nature or nurture can be waged when discussing why Hines, who is the general counsel to Gov. Mark Dayton, so seemingly effortlessly has ascended to such heights as to become the first African-Americans to serve a Minnesota governor as general counsel. People can debate if she was nurtured by her parents and grandparents and thus acquired the tools of leadership and service, or was it by nature just supposed to be that way.
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