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Gun control support dips but still strong

Gun control support dips but still strong

WASHINGTON – There is strong support from Americans for many of the proposals to curb gun violence that President Barack Obama announced Wednesday (Jan.16), but according to a new national poll, publi

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  • Written by CNN
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Oprah’s Armstrong interview

Oprah’s Armstrong interview

It will take more than a television interview to reduce sanctions against Lance Armstrong, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday as Oprah Winfrey spoke out about her interview with the disgraced cyclist.

"Only when Mr. Armstrong makes a full confession under oath – and tells the anti-doping authorities all he knows about doping activities – can any legal and proper process for him to seek any reopening or reconsideration of his lifetime ban commence,a agency Director General David Howman said.

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  • Written by Michael Pearson/CNN
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Dick Gregory: Spike Lee is a punk and a thug

Dick Gregory: Spike Lee is a punk and a thug

Legendary social activist, comedian and author, Dick Gregory, has weighed in on the controversial Quentin Tarantino film, "Django Unchained," and he did so in explosive fashion.

In an interview posted to YouTube, Gregory says that the movie spoke to him in ways that no film had in all his years on earth. He then calls out Director Spike Lee for criticizing a film that he's never seen, saying that if anyone has created movies that are disrespectful to our ancestors, it's Lee himself:

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Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline

WASHINGTON – In schools today, black students get suspended at a rate that is more than triple the rate of their white classmates. As the uneven enforcement of zero tolerance policies disconnect minority students from their schools, juvenile detention centers and, in some cases, adult prisons welcome them with open arms.

Data collected by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education found that 70 percent of students arrested or handed over to law enforcement were black and Latino.

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  • Written by Freddie Allen/NNPA
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Powell: ‘I’m still a Republican’

Powell: ‘I’m still a Republican’

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he's still a member of the Republican Party, despite voting for President Barack Obama in the last two elections and being very critical of the GOP of late.

"I think the Republican Party right now is having an identity problem – and I'm still a Republican," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "But in recent years there's been a significant shift to the right, and we've seen what that shift has produced: two losing presidential campaigns."

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  • Written by Greg Clary/CNN
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Finding ‘Mr. Right’ harder than it looks

Finding ‘Mr. Right’ harder than it looks

Finding Mr. Right is harder than it seems for professional women of color. What is the secret to finding true love?

"The Relationship Plan" – an interactive seminar created by entrepreneur Shannon O'Brien – shares the secret for women to find and nurture their true soul mate.

Twenty-three years ago, Newsweek magazine caused an uproar among single working women when it published a controversial article predicting that professional women over the age of 30 had a 3 in 100 chance of getting married.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
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Obama to swear-in on 3 historic bibles

Obama to swear-in on 3 historic bibles

What do the 16th president, a civil rights leader, and Michelle Obama's grandmother have in common? Their Bibles will be used in the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) made the announcement on Wednesday that Obama will take the oath of office on the Robinson family Bible on Sunday and on the Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Bibles on Monday.

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  • Written by Conor Finnegan/CNN
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Finding and funding African Americans in science

Finding and funding African Americans in science

In many ways, Raynard Kington – a prominent African-American medical professional and scientist – sees himself as incredibly privileged.

After attaining his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, Kington later completed his M.B.A at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and served in various capacities at the National Institutes of Health, including deputy director. Board certified in internal medicine, public health and preventive medicine, Kington has been president of Grinnell College in Iowa since 2010.

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  • Written by Jimmie Briggs/The Root
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