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Black voters look to leverage their loyalty after election

Posted 11/23/2012 in National

When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief.

 

 

Study: Pregnant teens need better school support

Posted 11/23/2012 in National

 

 

Twin parties to mark end of hurricane season

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Actor Michael Cerveris is among the organizers of simultaneous parties set for New Orleans and New York to mark the end of hurricane season and raise money for storm recovery.

 

 

US abortions fall 5 percent, biggest drop in a decade

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the Great Recession in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, according to government figures released Wednesday.

 

Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.

 

Woman gets 80 years for deadly day care fire

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

It had been Jessica Tata's dream to run a day care. She was soon in over her head, caring for too many kids and taking chances by leaving them alone to run errands.

 

 

Internal emails offer details on bin Laden burial at sea

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony.

 

 

Rep. Jackson Jr. resigns, citing mental health

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a once-rising political star who has been on a months-long mysterious medical leave for bipolar disorder while facing separate federal investigations, resigned from Congress Wednesday, citing his health problems.

 

 

Sandy victims prepare for subdued Thanksgiving

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what's left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry.

 

New frontier for scaling up online classes: credit

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

In 15 years of teaching, University of Pennsylvania classicist Peter Struck has guided perhaps a few hundred students annually in his classes on Greek and Roman mythology through the works of Homer, Sophocles, Aeschylus and others -- "the oldest strands of our cultural DNA."

 

Elmo actor resigns amid underage-sex allegations

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which he turned the furry red monster into one of the most beloved -- and lucrative -- characters on TV and in toy stores.

 

 

Stores borrow from fast-food industry's playbook

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

This holiday season, Burger King won't be the only place where you can have it your way.

 

 

Israel-Hamas cease-fire remains elusive

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Israel and the Hamas militant group edged closer to a cease-fire Tuesday to end a weeklong Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, but after a day of furious diplomatic efforts involving the U.S. secretary of state, U.N. chief and Egypt's president, a deal remained elusive and fighting raged on both sides of the border.

 

OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control pills

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

No prescription or doctor's exam needed: The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms.

 

Prosecutor: No arrests made in deadly Indy blast

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Investigators said Tuesday that no arrests have been made in connection with an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two people and destroyed at least five homes, but that authorities were still serving search warrants and questioning people.

 

Economy sours travel for holidays

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation's annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for airfare or scour the Web for travel deals to ensure they made it home.

 

Army veteran drove float in Texas parade crash

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

The driver of a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses that was struck by a freight train in West Texas is an Army veteran himself who is "in shock" over the accident that killed four people, an attorney said Tuesday.

 

General's wife speaks out on his misconduct probe

Posted 11/20/2012 in National

As an Army general faces a string of sexual misconduct charges involving female officers, his wife is seeking to stir a broader look at often taboo subjects in military marriages: adultery, the strain of separation and the stress of war.

 

Indiana explosion now homicide investigation

Posted 11/20/2012 in National

Authorities launched a homicide investigation Monday into the house explosion that killed two people and left numerous homes uninhabitable in an Indianapolis neighborhood.

 

 

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