Monthly Archives: October 2011

For Mixed Family, Old Racial Tensions Remain Part of Life – NYTimes.com

  Published: October 12, 2011 Recommend Twitter Linkedin comments (692) E-Mail Print Single Page Reprints ShareClose Digg Reddit Tumblr Permalink TOMS RIVER, N.J. — “How come she’s so white and you’re so dark?” Race Remixed A Family Tree of Many … Continue reading

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8 killed in Calif. salon shooting – US news – Crime & courts – msnbc.com

  SEAL BEACH, Calif. — A gunman opened fire Wednesday in a busy Southern California hair salon, killing eight people and critically wounding another. 8 killed in Calif. salon shooting – US news – Crime & courts – msnbc.com

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Navy finds 25% of calls to sexual-assault hotlines fail

  An audit has found that 25% of test calls to Navy and Marine sexual-assault hotlines either failed or were not handled properly, the Navy Times reports. The August audit nonetheless represented a “significant improvement” over two previous audits this … Continue reading

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Republican candidates distance themselves from Mormon remark – USATODAY.com

  Reprints & Permissions Republican presidential candidates stayed away from a Southern Baptist pastor’s dig that Mitt Romney is not a Christian and that his Mormon religion is a “cult.” By Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney … Continue reading

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Atheists Demand City Remove Cross In Tennessee | Fox News

  The mayor of Whiteville, Tenn. said his community is under attack from a national atheist organization that is threatening to sue unless they remove a cross atop the town’s water tower. “They are terrorists as far as I’m concerned,” … Continue reading

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Wrongly imprisoned man goes free after 25 years – CBS News

CBS/AP) GEORGETOWN, Texas – A Texas grocery store employee who was wrongly convicted and spent nearly 25 years in prison in his wife’s beating death walked free Tuesday after DNA tests showed another man was responsible. His attorneys say prosecutors … Continue reading

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SPLC Study Finds that More than Half of States Fail at Teaching the Civil Rights Movement | Southern Poverty Law Center

SPLC Study Finds that More than Half of States Fail at Teaching the Civil Rights Movement | Southern Poverty Law Center Though the civil rights movement is one of the defining events of U.S. history, most states fail when it … Continue reading

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