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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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More than 1.9 million college students to receive Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, providing easy-to-understand information about college costs

The Shopping Sheet is an individualized financial aid award letter in a standardized format that helps students understand their costs ...

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Exhilarating stories and natural beauty in the national parks

Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System ...

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Rev Jackson negotiates release of U.S. Citizens held in The Gambia

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson recently, the President of Gambia Dr. Alhaji Yahya Jammeh agreed to release two American citizens ...

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LAWSUIT CHALLENGES STATE ON NURSING HOME RESIDENTS’ INCOME

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Sept. 19, 2012........In what could become a class-action lawsuit, attorneys for a disabled Tallahassee woman allege that many nursing-home residents are required to turn over too much income when they enter Florida's Medicaid program. The lawsuit, filed last week in Leon County circuit court, stems from a longstanding requirement that Me ...

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JUDGE WEIGHS REQUEST TO BLOCK EARLY VOTING LAW

By BRANDON LARRABEE September 19, 2012......A lawyer for opponents of a controversial change in early voting in Florida told a federal judge here that the law would disproportionately harm black voters and should be blocked. But supporters of the change said it was allowed under the Voting Rights Act and a reversal now would cause chaos on Election Day. The hearing was the latest chapter in a legal morass t ...

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HIV-Positi​ve Inmates In Alabama Allege They Are Being Violated

        Alabama prisoners who say they are unfairly penalized for being HIV-positive are taking their accusations of discrimination to federal court today. Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union will begin arguments today in a court in Birmingham on behalf of approximately 250 HIV-positive Alabama inmates whose rights, they say, are being violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ...

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