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Many blacks shrug off Obama’s new view on gays

May 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Dorsey Jackson, center standing, cuts hair at his establishment Jackson’s Barbershop, Friday, May 11, 2012, in Ardmore, Pa. Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn’t disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it. The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still...

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Legendary car designer, racer Shelby dies at 89

May 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this March 1, 2009, photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Carroll Shelby gives the command to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Shelby 427 race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Shelby, a race driver and Shelby Cobra sports car...

Judge refuses to dismiss John Edwards charges

May 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards arrives at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, May 10, 2012. Edwards is accused of conspiring to secretly obtain more than $900,000 from two wealthy supporters to hide his extramarital affair...

Loretta Lynn wants Zooey Deschanel in musical

May 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Country music star Loretta Lynn, right, and actress Zooey Deschanel sing Lynn’s hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter” during a performance of the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. During her appearance on the show,...

Police: Kidnap-slaying suspect slain; 2 girls OK

May 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

An armored vehicle sits in the parking lot of a command center set up to coordinate the search for two Tennessee girls and the man accused of abducting them and killing their mother and sister on Thursday May 10, 2012, in Guntown, Miss. The hunt for Adam...

Civil rights lawsuit filed against Ariz. sheriff

May 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, is joined by his two attorneys Joseph Popolizio, middle, and John Masterson, as they answer questions regarding the Department of Justice announcing a federal civil lawsuit against Sheriff Arpaio and his department,...

Horst Faas, AP combat photographer, dies at 79

May 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 1961 file photo, scores of eager hands reach towards the Congolese official who distributes small rations of dried fish and palm oil to people at the hospital in Miabi, South Kasai, Congo. Faas, a prize-winning combat...

Poll shows Americans’ pessimism on economy growing

May 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this image released Thursday, May 10, 2012 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill/dbox studio, is an artist’s rendering of the proposed design for One World Trade Center in New York. The image shows the 400-foot-tall mast encased in a sculptural...

Jury deliberates in Hudson family killings

May 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Supporters of Jennifer Hudson arrive at Cook County Criminal Court, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Chicago as closing arguments begin in the murder trial of William Balfour. Balfour, is charged in the 2008 murder of Oscar and Grammy winning performer Jennifer...

Romney stands by his opposition to gay marriage

May 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign stop held at KP Kauffman Co., an oil and gas production and drilling company in Fort Lupton, Colo., Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)...