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Last U.S. State Lifts Ban on Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Last U.S. State Lifts Ban on Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s Legislature voted Thursday to end the nation’s last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, agreeing to scrap the policy by a veto-proof margin even as the state’s new Republican governor continued to signal his opposition.  The federal Deferred Action for Childhood [...]
Detroit, Known for White Flight, Sees a Return of ResidentsDETROIT (AP) — Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize White flight, even as Blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks. Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of Whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents [...]
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No Charges in Fatal Police Shooting in Wis. Spark OutcryMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Demonstrators blocked traffic and chanted as they peacefully marched through the streets of Wisconsin’s capital city on Wednesday to voice their anger about a prosecutor’s decision not to charge a White police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed biracial man. An estimated 150 to 200 protesters slowly walked from [...]
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People Tortured by Chicago Police to Receive ReparationsCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s leaders took a step Wednesday typically reserved for nations trying to make amends for slavery or genocide, agreeing to pay $5.5 million in reparations to the mostly African-American victims of the city’s notorious police torture scandal and to teach schoolchildren about one of the most shameful chapters of Chicago’s history. Chicago has [...]
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Missouri Now Ranks as a Top State to Limit the Safety NetJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove several thousand families from a welfare program by imposing shorter time limits for people to receive the benefits, overriding a veto by the state’s Democratic governor.  The new law will reduce Missouri’s lifetime limit for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance program [...]
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Native Americans Lobby to Make Site Names Not OffensiveWOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Shannon County will now be Oglala Lakota County, removing the name of a man who Oglala Sioux Tribe activists say helped with negotiations that were a precursor for the breakup of tribal lands. The name change, which became official on May 1, follows an April proclamation from the governor. [...]
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Where Did Chicago Families From Cabrini-Green Go?CHICAGO -- Annie Lloyd, 60, thinks living in Cabrini-Green ruined her life. She first stepped into Chicago’s Near North Side public housing project on July 7, 1977, with 4-, 3- and 2-year-old children. She thought she would be able to take advantage of the cheap rent and save money to take her kids to their own home. She left about
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The Search for Affordable Housing in ChicagoCHICAGO -- One wonders how it was even possible. Kids used to play ball in “Dead Man’s Field,” right in the middle of one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago, and look out at some of the most expensive real estate in the country. These kids could see extravagant condo buildings, but they were shut out of the world inside
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Kansas Benefit Law for Poor Families Comes Under FireTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can’t use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don’ts runs to several dozen items. More than 20 other states have such lists. But the one included by the Republican-dominated Kansas [...]
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Victims of Chicago Police Torture Offered CompensationCHICAGO (AP) — Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story taught in school under a reparations package proposed Tuesday that city leaders hope will help close one of the most shameful chapters in Chicago’s history. More than 100 people who [...]
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