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Zillow Economist: ‘Rents Are Insanely Unaffordable.’

Zillow Economist: ‘Rents Are Insanely Unaffordable.’

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington. Real estate data firm Zillow said Thursday that U.S. rental prices rose a seasonally adjusted 4.3 percent in June from a year [...]
Death of Samuel DuBose Began With Missing License PlateCINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail. Fired UC officer Ray Tensing later posted 10 percent of that amount and was released, the Hamilton County Court clerk’s website [...]
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Boy Scouts Allow Gays to Lead but Exclusion RemainsNEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved Monday by [...]
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Migrant Families Win Victory With Detention RulingLOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice’s current system of detaining children with their mothers after they’ve crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates an 18-year-old court settlement. The July 25 decision by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in California is a victory for the immigrant rights lawyers who [...]
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Final Resting Place of First Freed Black Male Slave Is FoundMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers believe they found the grave of a man who could be considered the first Black male slave freed by Abraham Lincoln, tracking his final resting place to the cemetery of a former Minnesota psychiatric hospital. William Henry Costley was just 10 months old in 1841 when Lincoln, who was still a young [...]
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U.S. Files Hate Crime Charges in Charleston ShootingWASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing nine Black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, was motivated by racial hatred and a desire to commit a “notorious attack” when he opened fire inside a historic house of worship last month, according to a federal grand jury indictment issued Wednesday that makes him eligible for [...]
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Ferguson Picks Black Officer to be Interim Police ChiefFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson leaders introduced a new interim police chief Wednesday, tasking the Black police commander from Arizona with building trust between residents of the predominantly Black St. Louis suburb and its mostly White officers, nearly a year since Michael Brown’s death roiled racial tensions. Andre Anderson, a 50-year-old with a quarter century in [...]
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More U.S. Kids Live in Poverty Than Before the RecessionST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation’s economic turnaround. Twenty-two percent of American children were living in poverty in 2013 compared with 18 percent in 2008, according to the latest Kids Count [...]
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Elder Care in America: Families Wonder About CostsNEW YORK (AP) — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside. Even with insurance and her Social Security check, Ranzman still had to come up with [...]
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Eric Garner’s Death Calls for U.S. Charges, Advocates SayNEW YORK (AP) — The widow of Eric Garner and hundreds of protesters rallied outside a courthouse on July 18 to call on federal prosecutors to indict the White police officer who put the Black New York City man in a fatal chokehold a year ago. “You all keep me empowered to speak,” Garner’s widow, Esaw Garner, [...]
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