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Titans ready, eager to win with coach Whisenhunt

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A coaching change always creates excitement, bringing the promise of more wins and elusive playoff berths.
 
Ken Whisenhunt’s resume is loaded enough that the Tennessee Titans believe their new boss can end their losing ways.
 
“He understands what perfection looks like,” receiver Nate Washington said.

Taking America’s art history to the streets

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Americans are going to start noticing something different about the public space in August, and their daily commute will get a lot more artistic and interesting.
 
That’s when “the largest outdoor art show ever,” “Art Everywhere U.S.,” is set to launch—displaying 58 pieces of American art across billboards and on buses, as well as in airports, malls, movie theaters and other public spaces, across all 50 states. The first such art show of its kind to appear in this country, “Art Everywhere U.S.” debuts after a similar public-space exhibition in the United Kingdom was launched last year.

Our involvement in Iraq ignores an appalling anti-black record

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Army Specialist David Hickman, an African-American from North Carolina, was the last U.S. soldier to be killed in the almost decade-long war in Iraq.
 
Hickman was only 23 years old when a roadside bomb tore through his armored truck, causing him internal brain hemorrhaging. He was killed on November 14, just weeks away from the war’s end.
 
Hickman was one of 462 black people who fought and died under Operation Iraqi Freedom. A reported 2,727 African Americans were wounded in the war.

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

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With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.
 
The families and their many supporters in Congress are urging President Barack Obama to personally intervene by raising the issue now with Congolese President Joseph Kabila, and then pressing for action when Kabila arrives in Washington along with dozens of other African leaders for the Aug. 4-6 summit.