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Report: Blacks, Hispanics Doing Better but Still Lag Whites

    Report: Blacks, Hispanics Doing Better but Still Lag Whites

JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite high-profile concern over issues underscored by the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, African Americans and Hispanics are faring well in certain

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Obama marks Selma March milestone

    Obama marks Selma March milestone

(Above: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin- President Barack Obama, fourth from left, listens to Rep. John Lewis, (D-Ga.), as he speaks about “Bloody Sunday” as they and the first family, civil right

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Highlights of Justice Department Report on Ferguson Police Bias

    Highlights of Justice Department Report on Ferguson Police Bias

JEFF DONN, AP National Writer The Justice Department has released its investigation of the Ferguson Police Department, concluding that city law enforcement practices are discriminatory and unconstitutional and calling for

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Tillis, Burr reject N.C. native as attorney general pick; Senate panel OKs nominee

    Tillis, Burr reject N.C. native as attorney general pick; Senate panel OKs nominee

Associated Press Both of North Carolina’s U.S. senators are opposing the confirmation of Greensboro native Loretta Lynch for attorney general, citing in part pending elections-law litigation by the Justice Department

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Says Killer Got Away with Murder

  Trayvon Martin’s Mother Says Killer Got Away with Murder

JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she’s disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not

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Justice Dept.: No Federal Charges in Trayvon Martin Death

  Justice Dept.: No Federal Charges in Trayvon Martin Death

JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally

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Exclusive: Dean Smith’s Pardon Letter for Wilmington Ten Revealed

  Exclusive: Dean Smith’s Pardon Letter for Wilmington Ten Revealed

by Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from The Carolinian Newspaper This week, as the world mourns the passing of

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NYC Mayor Takes New Tack After Latest Grand Jury Decision

  NYC Mayor Takes New Tack After Latest Grand Jury Decision

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were black men killed by New York

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Justice Department ‘Seriously Examining’ Ferguson Race Case

  Justice Department ‘Seriously Examining’ Ferguson Race Case

(Above:  AP/Chris Lee, St. Louis Post-Dispatch– People protest as tear gas canisters detonate around them on Wednesday, in Ferguson, Mo. )

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Holder Argues for Success of Drug Sentencing Policies

  Holder Argues for Success of Drug Sentencing Policies

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are changing the way drug defendants are charged and punished, Attorney

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