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    Students from Across the U.S. Compete at 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day...

    College Park, MD – More than 2,700 top middle and high school students from the across the country will showcase their original research and deliver their award-winning presentations at the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring...

    Older Sister of Coretta Scott King Dies at 86

    Civil Rights activist Edythe Scott Bagley, 86, an older sister of Coretta Scott King, died on June 11 at her Cheney, Pa. home. The late Coretta Scott King was the widow of the famous...

    OPEC Deadlock Triggers Spike in Global Oil Prices

    An Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) deadlock June 8 over whether to increase oil production caused global oil prices to jump immediately, and then ease off, late last week. The oil cartel’s action...

    Seattle Student Reveals Her Role in Weiner Twitter Scandal

    A Seattle, Wash. college student came forward nearly a week after receiving a lewd photo of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) that has sparked a political firestorm that could engulf the progressive firebrand’s career in...

    Oklahoma Civil Rights Activist Clara Luper Dies at 88

    Clara Luper, Oklahoma civil rights activist who organized and led lunch counter sit-ins to end segregation in Oklahoma, died June 8. Family members confirmed that Luper died in Oklahoma after a long illness at...

    Detroit’s School for Pregnant Teens Graduates Its Final Class

    A Detroit public school designed to keep pregnant teens on a path to a diploma and prepare young mothers for parenting recently graduated what could be its final class. The Catherine Ferguson Academy is being...

    Young Thugs Plunder, Terrorize Chicago Transit Users

    Chicago residents are on high alert as the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is hunting for a gang of young men, and at least one woman, who are responsible for violent attacks against public transportation...

    Account Holders Use Courts, Regulations to Exact Revenge on Banks

    Banks have been foreclosing on American homes nationwide for nearly three years now and sometimes unfairly. Now they’re getting a taste of their own medicine. Earlier this year, Patrick Rodgers, a music promoter from Philadelphia,...

    Prayer Ban Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

    A federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a judge’s ruling this week to ban prayer at a Texas high school, the PRNewswire reports. In May, U.S. District Judge Fred Biery ruled that invocations and...

    CDC Finds Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Students at Greater Risk for Unhealthy Behaviors

    High school students who say they are gay, lesbian or bisexual are at greater risk for engaging in unhealthy practices and risky behaviors, the Cennters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said June 6....

    Merchants Pleased with Debit Card Fee Overhaul

    On June 8, merchants won a long battle in Congress as the Senate voted to let the Federal Reserve curb fees for debit-card transactions made in stores. The action blocked the delay of Federal...

    Geronimo Pratt, Former Black Panther Party Leader, Dies in Africa

    Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, a former Black Panther Party leader who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, died June 2, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was 63. According to...
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