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Tribune reporterMayor Rahm Emanuel has named Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije to the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors, part of the latest round of appointments as he works to fill out membership on various public bodies. In a news release, Emanuel...
Los Angeles TimesThoughts Without Cigarettes A Memoir Oscar Hijuelos Gotham Books: 367 pp., $27.50 Was there ever a time and place more alive and unpredictable than New York City in the middle decades of the 20th century? Oscar Hijuelos was lucky enough to live there...
TALLAHASSEE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was being facetious when she described her meandering congressional district stretching from Jacksonville to Gainesville, Sanford and the outskirts of Orlando as the "most popular" in America. But...
Last weekend, I drove up to Delano, in the Central Valley, to visit a neighbor in prison. When I arrived, the guard told me I was dressed inappropriately and sent me out to change. If you know me, you will understand my shock. I think of myself as a...
ReutersA bill to require California public schools to teach the historical accomplishments of gay men and lesbians passed the state Legislature on Tuesday in what supporters call a first for the nation. Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has not said publicly...
At a tidy jail in Frederick County, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and his deputies have helped federal authorities identify nearly 1,000 illegal immigrants for deportation in the past three years. In a renovated mansion in Prince George's County, Casa de...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Tax Credits, Crimes, Judges, Politics
There are two conversations going on inside the L.A. County Hall of Administration about the delicate matter of redrawing maps for the supervisorial districts. Both will come to a head Tuesday, but only one will be publicly acknowledged. The surface...
WGNO NewsA well known community leader, shot in the head during an attempted robbery is showing signs of improvement. Police say it happened when 28 year old Rafael Delgadillo tried to escape armed robbers in Mid City over the weekend. He ended up crashing his...
Tags: Minority Groups
Adelante Valle EditorAccording to the most recent polls, President Barack Obama has reached his lowest approval rating since he took over the U.S. presidency. As of today, more Americans disapprove of the way things are being handled by the former senator. And although it&...
There was much economic news last week, almost all of it bad, making it a rough September to be president of the United States — or on the unemployment line. At this rate, Barack Obama may get an opportunity to see both sides of that particular...
Reporter, PhotographerA judge sentenced Frankie Maybee, 20, and Sean Popejoy, 19, both of Green Forest, Arkansas, for their roles in committing federal hate crimes. They are the first defendants to be sentenced under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes...
CNN"Go home!" she yelled at me. "Why don't you go back home to Mexico before you ruin this country like you ruined your own!" I was standing in a crowd at the Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, where I live. A few minutes earlier I'd met a group of five...
Tags: Riots, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Racism, Science, Social Issues
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