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Obama opts for diplomacy instead of war

Obama opts for diplomacy instead of warWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Speaking to a war-weary nation Tuesday night, President Barack Obama asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing him to launch an air attack against Syria while he explores a Russian diplomatic proposal that could rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons.
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New Study: Somali-Americans send estimated annual $215 million in remittances

New Study: Somali-Americans send estimated annual $215 million in remittancesSince the civil war erupted in Somalia more than two decades ago, thousands of families have flocked to the United States and left some of their loved ones in the war-ravaged country, which now has one of the highest unemployment rates in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Minneapolis veteran gets home makeover

Minneapolis veteran gets home makeoverNathaniel Hull, an Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam received the gift of a lifetime on Sept. 11, as 40 volunteers from The Home Depot Foundation and the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity renovated his home.
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Ed Manderville: golfer of the week!

Ed Manderville: golfer of the week!Edward Manderville pulls no punches when it comes to his golf. A devoted player, he lives and breathes the game like there's no tomorrow.

Born and bred in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a climate of extremes, Ed recalls how he was first introduced to golf, "It was back in 1959, by a landlord," he says. Ed took the game to heart, right away, playing, practicing, competing, and strolling many of the area greens. Today, he's got 17-years under his belt as a member of the Rush Creek Golf Club, and carries a 9.8 handicap.
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Carter leads NACo focus on human services, education

Carter leads NACo focus on human services, educationFORT WORTH, TEXAS – Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter recently joined 2,300 fellow county officials from across the country during the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas. 
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Ben Jealous resigns as NAACP president

Ben Jealous resigns as NAACP presidentWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Five years ago, Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, made two promises. The first was to the NAACP to help the organization get to the next level, revitalizing the mission and the relevancy of the storied civil rights group for the 21st century and old and new battles ahead. The second promise was to his then 3-year-old daughter that he would return to being a full-time daddy in five years. He says now is the time to keep that second promise.
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MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL: 5th ward contest heats up

MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL: 5th ward contest heats upMinneapolis 5th Ward city council candidates recently participated in a candidates’ forum which provided them an opportunity to explain how, if elected, their time in office would impact the community.
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Obama names leadership for HBCU Initiative

Obama names leadership for HBCU InitiativeDr. Gregory Cooper and Dr. Ivory Toldson will head up the president's efforts to sustain and support historically Black Colleges and Universities

Today, the Obama Administration announced a new leadership team for the White House Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Former South Carolina State University president Dr. George E. Cooper has come on board as the Executive Director of the Initiative and Howard University's Dr. Ivory Toldson will join him as Deputy Director.
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President Obama announces more key administration posts

President Obama announces more key administration postsWASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Beth F. Cobert, Nominee for Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget
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President Obama give Address to the Nation on Syria

In the address to the nation last night, President Obama talks on Syria -- why it matters, and where we go from here.

Over the past two years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war. Over 100,000 people have been killed. Millions have fled the country. In that time, America has worked with allies to provide humanitarian support, to help the moderate opposition, and to shape a political settlement. But I have resisted calls for military action, because we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force, particularly after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Holmes envisions diversity in ethnicity and in thought

Holmes envisions diversity in ethnicity and in thoughtThe Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes began her tenure as the first African-American president of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (United) one year ago.
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