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NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial

September 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Brandi Johnson, left, and her lawyer, Marjorie M. Sharpe, leave federal court in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, after a civil jury awarded $30,000 in punitive damages in addition to the $250,000 in compensatory damages that had been awarded last week. The jury said STRIVE East Harlem, a nonprofit employment organization, must pay $5,000 [&hellip...

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. Boehner said he will support the president's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama gains Syria-strike support

September 3, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation...

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Obama tries persuading on Syria

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the crisis in Syria at the White House, Saturday. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama worked on Monday to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked...

Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage....

Obama tries persuading the skeptical on Syria

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, accompanied by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, following a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the situation with Syria....

Verizon reclaims US wireless stake for $130B

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, May 19, 2009, file photo, people walk by a branch of Vodafone in central London. Verizon says, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, it has agreed to buy Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File) NEW...

Cops: Dad of NY tot shot in stroller likely target

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Mourners visit a memorial for Antiq Hennis, in the Brownsville neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, where a day earlier, the 1-year-old boy was shot and killed in his stroller during a walk with his parents. New York Police...

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Nyad swims to Fla from Cuba without cage

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo Long endurance swimmer Diana Nyad makes the last strokes to shore in Key West, Fla., Monday, after swimming from Cuba. KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked ashore Monday, becoming the first...

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Study: Superstorm Sandy’s ‘freaky’ path may be less likely in the future

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo This Nov. 9, 2012, aerial-file photo shows damaged homes in New Jersey after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made global warming may further lessen the likelihood of the freak atmospheric steering currents that...

Pope announces day of fasting for peace for Syria

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A crowd listens to Pope Francis, small figure seen at the second from right window, reciting the Angelus prayer from his studio window overlooking St.Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Francis is asking people to join him next weekend...