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WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out “impatient” individuals who have “few people in their lives who care about them.” Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line. In the two decades since trade schools started popping up on U.S. stock exchanges [...]
Ill. Budget Crisis Prompts Rally to Save Human ServicesGrassroots advocates flooded the area outside Illinois state government offices at the Thompson Center in Chicago on Wednesday, deeply upset that Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers have failed to reach a resolution to stop budget cuts that activists say will be devastating to the poor and those in need. The state is facing an estimated [...]
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Arrest of Black Activist Over ‘Lynching’ Is CriticizedSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested Black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, authorities didn’t charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace. They charged her with felony lynching. No one was killed or even hurt in the demonstration. But the 20-year-old woman [...]
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America Takes the Gay Out of MarriageWASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden. “No longer may this liberty be denied,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy. The vote was narrow [...]
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Texas Residents Win Law for Streetlights in NeighborhoodsResidents in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas celebrated on June 26 that their communities are one step closer to receiving streetlights, an infrastructure improvement that residents who live in areas known as colonias have wanted for decades because they boost safety. Residents met in San Juan with state lawmakers to mark the passage of [...]
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Young Kids of Color Are Now Majority for That Group  In recent months, Ferguson, the “Black Lives Matter” movement, Charleston, immigration reform and the growing clout of Latinos have reminded people that race remains front and center in the United States. Now, federal data back up the fact that the country is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of race and ethnicity. For the first [...]
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School Libraries to Receive More Than $1M From AuthorNEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson is announcing the first round of school libraries to receive grants from an initiative he and Scholastic Reading Club launched in March, and he continues to raise the amount of money he will donate.  The best-selling and prolific author said Tuesday that $500,000 has been given to 127 schools, [...]
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Incomes for the 99 Percent Grow by 3 Percent to $47K  WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us.  Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington [...]
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Pope Will Meet U.S. Homeless, Immigrants and PrisonersVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He’ll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the [...]
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Complaint: Detaining Immigrant Families Causes TraumaSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country “creates or exacerbates” psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security. The complaint asks for the agency’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to investigate 10 [...]
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