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Investigation of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Begins

Investigation of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Begins

CHICAGO (AP) — A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a White suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed Black 18-year-old Michael Brown. State prosecutors are wading through contradictory narratives as they decide which account to present. Federal authorities also could [...]
Hourly Wage of $11.50 Prevails in San Diego – AgainIn a vote watched nationwide by supporters of working families, the San Diego City Council reiterated its backing on Monday of higher wages, the right to earned sick time and a better life in “America’s Finest City.” Councilmembers overrode Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto of an ordinance calling for the hourly wage to eventually climb to [...]
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In Memory: Emigdio Vasquez, Chicano Artist and PioneerLOS ANGELES (AP) — Emigdio Vasquez, whose bold use of color, exacting brush skills and uncanny ability to capture everyday people in dramatic moments made him one of the most influential pioneers of the Chicano art movement, has died in California. He was 75. The artist, who had been in declining health, died Saturday in [...]
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Was Ferguson a War Zone Because of Police, No Trust?FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets. The ugly clashes between police and protesters in this St. Louis suburb fueled a torrent of criticism and raised questions about whether the [...]
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Deadline to Clarify Health Insurance Questions is Sept. 5WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they’re eligible. Of the 8 [...]
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Fla. Draws New Congressional Districts – Questions RemainTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature on Monday swiftly approved new maps that will alter several of the state’s congressional districts after a judge ruled the current districts were illegally drawn to benefit the GOP.  The changes would reshape the boundaries of seven of the state’s 27 congressional districts, but it’s not certain [...]
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Whites, the New Minority in America’s ClassroomsKENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom in Pennsylvania’s wealthiest county says “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. The children and [...]
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Can You Change Your Race? Millions Have. Why?WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 10 million Americans decided they would be a different race or ethnicity in the early 2000s, with the largest movement coming from Hispanics deciding which racial category they should be in, a new census report showed Wednesday.  People switched between races, moved from multiple races to a single race or back, [...]
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U.S. Companies Should Pay All Taxes in U.S., Obama SaysWASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday. A smaller federal tax base would lower the dollars Congress can approve to support services and programs, such [...]
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Obama Immigration Ideas Ready by Summer’s EndWASHINGTON (AP) — What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out. Those changes are expected to be unveiled by the end of summer, White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday. There are limits under federal law, and anything the White House does may be challenged [...]
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