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Dec 22nd

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President Barack Obama on the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War

President Barack Obama on the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq WarAs we mark the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war, Michelle and I join our fellow Americans in paying tribute to all who served and sacrificed in one of our nation's longest wars. We salute the courage and resolve of more than 1.5 million service members and civilians who during multiple tours wrote one of the most extraordinary chapters in military service. We honor the memory of the nearly 4,500 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to give the Iraqi people an opportunity to forge their own future after many years of hardship. And we express our gratitude to our extraordinary military families who sacrificed on the home front, especially our Gold Star families who remain in our prayers.
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Salaried vs. hourly and why all pay is not equal

Salaried vs. hourly and why all pay is not equalIf unemployment rates fall to pre-recession levels, will our economy be as healthy as it was in 2006? Not necessarily, the research shows. Even as rising housing prices and falling unemployment rates show signs of an economic recovery, it's important to note that the recession has permanently shifted our job market for the worse.
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Special Report: China in denial about its race problem

Special Report: China in denial about its race problem(THIRD IN A SERIES)

BEIJING (NNPA) – In absolute numbers, China probably has more beautiful women than any other country in the world. But one could never tell that by looking at the squeaky-clean glass display windows in upscale stores in this capital city or in Shanghai, whose architecture has been often compared to London, Paris and Rio.
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Wells Fargo threatens eviction for Southside family

Wells Fargo threatens eviction for Southside familyJessica English, a single mother of four experiencing homelessness, moved into an abandoned Wells Fargo-owned home in south Minneapolis last month. The home had been broken into and used as a drug house. But Jessica, a single mother of four, student, writer, dedicated worker, and volunteer with Occupy Homes MN, saw in it the potential of a place to raise her family.
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Photo of the Day, March 19, 2013

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2013President Barack Obama, Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talk together during a St. Patrick's Day lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Sequestration is not the best solution

Sequestration is not the best solutionThe National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) is concerned about this national "sequester" that went into effect on March 1, 2013. "Sequestration is not the solution," said NCBW national president M. Delois Strum.
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Black women assert their agenda on Capitol Hill and at the White House during Women of Power Summit

Black women assert their agenda on Capitol Hill and at the White House during Women of Power SummitWashington, DC - Women of power from ten states will celebrate International Women's History Month with a bang, converging on the nation's capitol to visit elected officials reminding them that Black women who voted in record numbers expect our leaders to stop the partisan politics and pass legislation that creates good paying jobs with livable wages, increases small business opportunities for women, reduces gun violence in our communities, and invest in our children's education.
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An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm Black?'

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm Black?'This month, Chicago soul singer Syl Johnson releases a new album, and at age 76 his music is as powerful as ever. But this story isn't about his new songs. It's about an old one, and what it means today.
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Legislators support Urban League 13th grade initiative

The Minneapolis Urban League introduced it's 13th Grade Pilot Program for enactment by the Minnesota State Legislature. Co-authored by Jeff Hayden and Bobby Champion in the Senate and Raymond Dehn and Will Morgan in the House, the measure could potentially impact over 3,000 young adults ages 18-26, placing them on college and career pathways by 2015.
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Special Report: Life in China from fusion cuisine to live snakes

Special Report: Life in China from fusion cuisine to live snakes(SECOND IN A SERIES)

BEIJING (NNPA) – When Julia Wilson visited China for the first time in 2002, no one had to tell the former Los Angeles television reporter why China was known as "the Kingdom of Bikes."
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Photo of the Day, March 18, 2013

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2013President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet guests following the Women’s History Month reception in the East Room of the White House, March 18, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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