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Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

By Tom Foreman Jr. and Jim Salter Wire Service Correspondents FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-yearold, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation. As darkness fell, hundreds more National Guardsmen were o ...

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Obama eases student loan debt

From 2003 to 2014, student debt in America skyrocketed from $250 million to $1.2 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. As more students, especially Black students, rely on grants and loans ...

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LBJ Presidential Library and Museum plans Civil Rights Summit

The LBJ Presidential Library and Museum will reveal details of a Civil Rights Summit to be held in Austin in April to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act. ...

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AG favors voting rights for ex-felons

If America is ever to end the revolving door of prison recidivism, it needs to ease the re-entry of former offenders back into society by allowing them to vote, Attorney General Eric Holder believes. ...

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Lawyers for S.C. teen executed in 1944 have new info

Stinney, who was black, was executed just 84 days after the two white girls were killed in Jim Crow-era South Carolina, where the legal system routinely found blacks guilty even in cases with scant evidence. ...

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First lady to delve into education initiative

Michelle Obama is joining President Barack Obama's efforts to get the United States on track... ...

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