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OPINION - It is interesting that so many politicians absent themselves from churches throughout the year and then appear in church a few weeks before an election.
OPINION - The Congo is plagued by a horrific civil war in the east where tens of thousands of women are being raped...
VIDEO - A Colorado elementary school employee has been placed on leave after allegedly taping a child's wrists and mouth...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than 1,100 FBI agents and police officers spread out through South Los Angeles, banging on doors before dawn Thursday...
NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) -- A private security guard at Newark Liberty International Airport was arrested on charges of threatening Barack Obama the night before the president was to fly there...

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) - He's won world championships. He's set world records and he's likely to be one of the biggest U.S. stars in Vancouver.
VIDEO - A Texas prosecutor says two men convicted of capital murder in Dallas County 12 years ago are expected to be released from prison this week...
Cheryl called 9-1-1 and 6-year veteran dispatcher Melissa Duncan helped the family deliver the baby.

A 92-year-old New York City woman was killed by a stray bullet that entered her Bronx home through a first-floor window Tuesday evening.
VIDEO - Public school teacher Shaunté Sparks thought she knew what her family life would look like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty to attempted weapon possession, and expects to receive a one-year jail sentence...
OPINION - It is usually assumed that feminists are left-leaning liberals, but I am a feminist who is politically to the right of center...
NEW YORK (AP) - Lil Wayne's gun possession case is putting a leading edge of DNA science under a microscope...
A federal jury has awarded $14 million to a man who spent nearly 15 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted in the 1988 slaying of a 12-year-old Boston girl...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- When a black woman told West Virginia authorities in 2007 that seven white people had raped and tortured her over several days...
VIDEO - There are new recommendations on how the nation's schools can make breakfast and lunch programs more nutritious...
OPINION -- The reality is that this case is about as weird as they come, and the rest of us should simply sit back and wait for the truth...
VIDEO -- The parents of Chicago television host, Garrard McClendon, are the victims of a horrendous crime...
The 21st century has started out with a bang as the role of first lady has been checked off the list of black female possibilities. Black women own more businesses...