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Obama can get re-elected without popular vote majority

Obama can get re-elected without popular vote majority

WASHINGTON – Even if President Obama loses the popular vote on Nov. 6, as some national polls are projecting, he could still get re-elected by winning in the Electoral College, where he currently holds an edge over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

If that scenario plays out, it would mark the third time that has happened in the nation's history and the first since George W. Bush entered the White House in 2000 after losing the popular vote to former Vice President Al Gore Jr. by 500,000 votes.

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  • Written by George Curry
  • Category: News

Superstorm damage turns rivals into teammates

Superstorm damage turns rivals into teammates

Normally rivals, President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made no mention of politics Wednesday to tour and assess widespread devastation near Atlantic City, two days after a superstorm left parts of the iconic resort destroyed.

"I cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state," Christie said after surveying damage from Sandy in Brigantine, N.J.

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  • Written by Kevin Liptak
  • Category: News

Booker: Sununu’s comment was ‘unfortunate’

Booker: Sununu’s comment was ‘unfortunate’

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a top surrogate for President Barack Obama's campaign, said Friday that a surrogate for Mitt Romney made the wrong call when he argued Colin Powell endorsed Obama because they shared the same race.

"Whatever he meant or not, it was a statement that is unfortunate and just reflects a lack of understanding and sensitivity," Booker said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."

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  • Written by Ashley Killough
  • Category: News

Mississippi town sued over ‘school-to-prison pipeline’

WASHINGTON – Federal civil rights lawyers filed suit Wednesday against Meridian, Miss., and other defendants for operating what the government calls a school-to-prison pipeline in which students are denied basic constitutional rights, sent to court and incarcerated for minor school infractions.

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  • Written by Terry Frieden
  • Category: News

Pell Grants: Gateway to jobs and the new economy

Cities with bumper crops of college graduates have far better harvests when it comes to attracting the jobs of tomorrow.

That's why Memphis and other smaller and impoverished cities that are lagging behind in the percentage of residents with college-degrees have put bold strategies in place to move them up the ladder and increase the percentage of advanced learners.

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  • Written by Linda S. Wallace
  • Category: News

No jail for student in FAMU hazing death

One of the students who allegedly held Robert Champion in a bear hug during a hazing initiation was sentenced Monday (Oct. 22) to six months of community control, two years of supervised probation and 200 hours of community service for his role in the Florida A&M University band member's death.

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  • Written by Mallory Simon
  • Category: News

Domestic Violence: What’s love got to do with it?

WASHINGTON– When Brittny Henderson was 16, she thought she was in love. The target of her affection was popular and on the football team. She was young and excited. "It was really wonderful at first," Henderson said. "It was normal."

They spent every waking moment together. In the morning he would pick her up for school, text her all day and come to her house after football practice. When he left her house at night, he would call her and they would talk before bed.

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  • Written by Maya Rhodan
  • Category: News

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