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Unemployment for African-Americans Drops to Lowest Level Since November 2008

The un­em­ploy­ment rate for Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans is the low­est it’s been dur­ing the Obama pres­id­ency, fall­ing to 11.6 per­cent in April.<p>The …

Virginia's Governor Is Considering Expanding Medicaid Without Republicans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There are two things standing in the way of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's plan to possibly expand …

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and …

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Kaine backing Clinton for 2016

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, one of the first leading Democrats to back Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential race, on Saturday will urge the latter to run for the White House again, saying she is the right person to “lead this country in a very complicated world.”<p>The endorsement, …

Police: Woman's gut feeling thwarts planned school massacre, family murder

When Chelsie Shellhas saw a tall young man slip into a storage locker and shut the door behind him one evening this week, it just looked wrong. She dialed 911.<p>Her instincts were right: Behind the door were bomb-making materials, police in Waseca, Minnesota, said Thursday. Her call thwarted a …

Apple Wins Patent Battle With Samsung, But Is Losing the War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The legal front in the smartphone wars between Apple and Samsung picked up steam yesterday after a …

Stop judging me for shopping with food stamps

Millions of Americans use WIC benefits each month, but the negative stigma remains. I feel it every time I shop<p>Frida Berrigan<p>May 3, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Waging Nonviolence.<p>The girl behind the checkout counter at Shop Rite sighed deeply and pushed her manager call …

Record Numbers Renounce U.S. Citizenship---And Many Aren't Counted

The number of Americans renouncing United States citizenship or terminating long-term residency is on a record pace. Every 3 months, the government publishes the names of individuals who renounced U.S. citizenship or gave up a green card. This public outing puts Americans on notice who relinquished …

Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts

International pressure on Nigeria is mounting with protesters taking to the streets around the world to demand the rescue of hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram.<p>From Los Angeles to London, demonstrators carried posters reading #BringBackOurGirls -- a campaign that began …

The midwest has some of the most extreme weather in the US and these are the photos to prove it

Storm chasing photographer Mike Hollingshead makes a living following America's worst storms, from snarling tornadoes chewing up Kansas farmland to supercell thunderstorms in the Dakotas.<p>A Nebraska-native, Hollingshead used to watch the Midwest's extreme weather from hills that overlooked his town. …

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