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ISIS Claims Responsibility in Texas Shooting Spree

Washington. D.C. The Islamic State militant group is claiming responsibility for Sunday’s attack on a convention center outside Dallas, Texas, where a contest for cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad was taking place. There was no immediate comment from U.S. officials on the Islamic State claim. Garland Square by William Addington.  Wikicommons. The extremist group made […]

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E-Books Students Can Read For Free, Like Sherlock Holmes

Washington, D.C.  President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood  Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People” webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of […]

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Longshot Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton

Washington, D.C.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the latest entrant into the 2016 U.S. presidential race.  Sanders is the longest serving independent in congressional history and a self-described democratic socialist. Sen. Bernie Sanders hosts a town meeting on funding for the arts in education featuring Vermont high school choruses. Sanders announced Thursday at the U.S. […]

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Barack Obama Meets with U.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch

Washington, D.C.  At the Department of Justice this morning, Vice President Biden swore in Loretta Lynch as the newest Attorney General of the United States. President Barack Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office, April 27, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). This afternoon, President Obama met with the […]

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Obama’s Approval Rating Is Trending Up

Washington, D.C.  More Americans are giving President Barack Obama a thumbs-up. In fact, the president’s approval rating climbed to 46.4 percent in the first three months of 2015—a 3-percentage-point increase from the previous quarter, USA Today reports. It was his best quarter since mid-2013, according to the Gallup poll. . President Barack Obama: Good economic news boosted […]

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Activists Launch Hunger Strike in Support of Loretta Lynch

Washington, D.C.  The Rev. Al Sharpton says that he and his allies “will do everything in our power to draw attention to this completely unfair and unnecessary delay to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch.” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch is sworn in before testifying during her confirmation hearing before […]

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How Obama Is Addressing Crisis Among Young Men Of Color

New York, N.Y.  It was easy to mistake Thursday’s gathering at a New York City hotel for a religious meeting. One panelist, who proudly proclaimed his Baptist-preacher lineage, issued the rallying cry in his opening remarks: “God is good all the time.” But the roughly 200 people in attendance had gathered at the National Action […]

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Dozens Arrested in Coast-to-Coast Protests Against Police Violence

New York, N.Y.  The recent police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, in North Charleston, S.C., sparked a fresh wave of national protests against police violence. Authorities arrested scores of demonstrators from coast to coast as part of a national day of action to end police killings of unarmed minorities, according to Reuters. […]

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