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Bill Cosby hunkers down as rape scandal rages

After Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006 alleging that he'd repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman, his image as America's dad may have been temporarily tarnished, but was far from destroyed.

Harvard and UNC sued over their admission policies

Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation.

Obama inflames divisive debate on 'net neutrality'

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

Lynch Nomination will Test Obama’s Relationship with New Congress

In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.

Employment Outlook for Black Males Improving

Last month’s black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the white unemployment rate (4.8 percent), but when it comes to key measures in the labor market, blacks and Latinos have experienced greater gains than whites over the past ...

Exit poll: Voters unhappy with Obama and GOP

Most of the Americans voting Tuesday were unhappy or even angry with the Obama administration, exit polls show. But most weren't pleased with Republican congressional leaders, either.

ELECTION 2014: Spotlight - Washington, D.C.

It was Columbia Heights Day, an annual festival that takes place on 11th street in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of northwest Washington, and ripe pickings for anybody running for elected office and looking for votes. So, David Catania was there, ...

Almost Half A Million Texas Voters May be Turned Away From Polls

In an emergency action, the Texas NAACP, and other civil rights groups, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 14. But, the conservative-led Court sided with the state, and upheld the strictest voter photo identification ...

Raising Minimum Wages Wound be Benefit Economy

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to a new issue brief by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you “superpowers'' that will translate into employer trust and other “good karma'' that will eventually come back around to your purse.

It’s the Old vs The Young For Governor

PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia’s uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first ...

Obama: Mistrust of police corrodes America

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on last Saturday said the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black communities, ...

Eric Holder leaves mixed legal legacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights ...

Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

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