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Is Texas Guilty of Housing Bias? Case Could Affect U.S.

Is Texas Guilty of Housing Bias? Case Could Affect U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could knock out a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination, a move that would make it tougher for people to win lawsuits claiming housing policies are biased. When the justices take the bench on Wednesday, they will consider whether housing or lending practices that have a negative impact on [...]
When you’re 6 years old, the world is a big place. Miriam Aguayo doesn’t remember much about her family’s move to the United States, but she does remember not wanting to leave her home of Monterrey in northeastern Mexico. In 1997, the family moved to California to be with family – about 1,500 miles from [...]
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No Tips at Restaurant? Yup. Pay is $13, Plus Health CarePHILADELPHIA (AP) — Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: “Tipping is not necessary.” That’s food for thought in an industry where servers depend on gratuities for the bulk of their pay. Yet staff at the French-inspired restaurant earn about $13 [...]
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McDonald’s Faces Racial Discrimination Lawsuit in Va.Some McDonald’s workers who say they were fired because of their race are suing the fast-food giant, accusing it of dodging responsibility for the discrimination and harassment they say they endured.  The workers said in a federal complaint filed Thursday that about 15 African-American employees of some southern Virginia restaurants run by Soweva Co. were [...]
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Will U.S. File Federal Charges in Michael Brown’s Death?WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The Justice Department has not yet announced whether it will file a federal civil rights charge against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. But officials and experts have said [...]
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Albuquerque Agrees to Federal Monitor for Police ForceALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After weeks of negotiations, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that federal officials and the city of Albuquerque have agreed on an independent monitor to oversee the city’s troubled police force. James R. Ginger, an expert on police reform, will lead a team to monitor a settlement agreement to overhaul the [...]
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Hunger Defies Policy in OregonMariann Duffy stands at her kitchen stove with an apron on, sautéing ground beef: “Everything I’m using today, I got from the food pantry.” Duffy’s family of three lives in a trailer in Jordan Valley, a remote, high desert community in Eastern Oregon. Her husband is disabled. So, the family gets by on disability assistance [...]
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The Full Text: Pres. Obama’s State of the Union AddressText of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House: ___ Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are 15 years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a [...]
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Hourly Wage Debate Shifts to NYC’s Tipped WorkersNEW YORK (AP) — In more than a decade slinging drinks, bartender Autumn Alston has depended on tips to earn a living, leading to an often-inconsistent income from some customers who tip a lot, some who stiff and a few who make cringe-inducing suggestions. “There was a time when a guy was like, ‘If you [...]
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Marriage Equality to Be Considered by Supreme CourtWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is getting back in the marriage business. The justices agreed Friday to decide a major civil rights question: whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. The court will take up gay-rights cases that ask it to overturn bans in four states and [...]
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