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OIR APPROVES CITIZENS RATE INCREASES FOR 2013

By MICHAEL PELTIER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA  THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 2, 2012.........State insurance regulators on Tuesday announced they have approved a 10.8 percent average rate hike for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. homeowners policies and even higher increases on sinkhole coverage. Following more than a month of review and multiple hearings by Citizens board members and the agency, the ...

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HIGH COURT WEIGHS LESBIAN PARENTAL RIGHTS CASE

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE Oct. 2, 2012.......Florida Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday in a legal battle that raises new questions about parental rights after the break-up of same-sex relationships. The Brevard County case pits two women who were lesbian partners when they decided to have a child. It is unique because one of the women provided an egg t ...

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Black publishers frame coalition with Black churches and Black universities to address socio-economic issues during NNPA Annual Retreat

Black publishers frame coalition with Black churches and Black universities ...

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Black-owned media suffering slow death, warn advocates

Black-owned media suffering slow death, warn advocates ...

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President Obama issues executive order on human trafficking

human trafficking impacts young children, teenagers, young women, young men, old people and everything in between ...

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6 teens arrested in taped beating of Pa. woman

CHESTER, Pa. – Six teenagers were in custody Friday on charges they brutally beat a neighbor on her stoop "just for fun" and then posted cellphone video of the attack on Facebook, authorities said. Four 16- and 17-year-old girls were charged as adults in the attack on the 48-year-old woman, a crime that has shaken this struggling city of about 30,000 residents just outside Philadelphia. The girls were charg ...

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National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2012

America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) carry forward this proud legacy ...

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Waters cleared of House Ethics charges

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has been finally exonerated of allegations that she violated ethics codes in connection with her role in advocating for the inclusion of minority-owned banks in the federal government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program(TARP). ...

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