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Ferguson Needs ‘Structural’ Corrections, Justice Dept. Says

Ferguson Needs ‘Structural’ Corrections, Justice Dept. Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won’t prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed Black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices. Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove former officer Darren [...]
DHS to Get Money With No Immigration Action ConditionsWASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department’s spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. “Sanity is prevailing,” said Rep. Peter [...]
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Five Things to Know if Parts of DHS Close FridayWASHINGTON (AP) — A look at expected consequences if lawmakers don’t solve the budget impasse that could shut parts of the Homeland Security Department at midnight Friday night: NOT SO DIRE There’s plenty of overheated rhetoric from the administration and its allies in Congress about the U.S. letting down its guard against security threats. In [...]
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Workers at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls to Get $9 Per HourNEW YORK (AP) — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour. The announcement by TJX Cos. comes a week after Walmart said it would increase wages for its employees and is a sign that more [...]
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Immigration Reforms Need to Proceed, Obama Tells CourtsHOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation.  The Justice Department’s motion for a stay was filed with the court of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas. The federal [...]
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Payday Lending? Actually, It’s a Trap Hurting People“Quick Cash for a New Year.” “Easy, instant holiday loan$.” Some neighborhoods got lights and wreaths over the holidays. My neighborhood was decorated with signs like these, in payday lending storefronts, promising a way out for the needy and the desperate. Now the holidays are over, and some people are discovering that those signs probably [...]
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Health Care Subsidies at Risk? SCOTUS to Review IssueWASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.  And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation’s governors gathered in Washington: Many of the states that could be affected are not prepared for [...]
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Malcolm X Autobiography, E-book Version, to Be ReleasedNEW YORK (AP) — One of the last major digital holdouts, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” should soon be available as an e-book, the attorney for the late activist’s estate told The Associated Press. L. Londell McMillan said Friday that a digital edition will likely be out by May 19, what would have been Malcolm [...]
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Walmart Lifts Hourly Wages for 500,000 WorkersBENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay ever, Walmart told The Associated Press that within [...]
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A New Focus for Immigration: Still Prepare for ReformNews of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision to temporarily stop President Barack Obama’s immigration reforms surfaced, at least on a large scale, late on Monday evening. By Tuesday, immigrant families and grassroots advocates were making sure their voices had entered, yet again, the national debate on efforts to reform a system that people acknowledge is [...]
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