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Sherman Hemsley, 74, a onetime mail sorter from South Philadelphia who moved on up to the East Side of New York as George Jefferson in a celebrated 1970s sitcom, died Tuesday at his home in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Hemsley, who was found by his nurse,...
Valley 610The mood at last night's Allentown City Council meeting was just a little bit different last night, and it might have something to do with the recent candidates debate. The crowd that turned out for the 5:30. p.m. meeting was less than half of what...
Exploring raceOn May 4, 1961, an integrated group of "Freedom Riders" left Washington D.C. for Louisiana on a Greyhound bus to challenge segregation throughout the Deep South. After the Freedom Riders’ bus was fire bombed in Alabama—with them inside---...
Once again, teachers protected their students. It happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in December, and it happened in Monroe, Okla., this week. Stories are being reported of teachers placing their bodies over their students, and as one child said, "Our...
It took courage for more than a dozen Allentown police officers to divulge what they felt was wrongdoing by their chief, who they said threatened "retribution" on anyone who did so. It also took solid assurances that the chief would never find out who...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't order new legislative elections in Mississippi over complaints about the timing of the state's redistricting. The Mississippi NAACP had challenged the state's 2011 state elections because the Legislature...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open public meetings. The justices said they will review an appeals court ruling that held that...
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Proponents of fluoridating Portland's water supply had no trouble getting the local Urban League on board. Here in the biggest city in the country that still doesn't treat its water to prevent tooth decay, studies show that low-...
The wing-nuts are in their glory. Between the IRS focusing on tea party groups and the Justice Department collecting some AP reporters' phone number records, it's enough to make this classy anti-government bunch whoop with glee. Instead of fantasizing...
The lavish Carnival banquets already are under way at Antoine's Restaurant, the parading clubs are finalizing their ornate processions and the reviewing stands are in place along St. Charles Avenue. Everything, in other words, looks to be ready for the...
When Kiera Wilmot curiously mixed toilet-bowl cleaner with aluminum foil near her school gazebo last month, she did not imagine the experiment would end in adult felony charges. The 16-year old Polk County girl was a good student with an exemplary...
The Hartford CourantWarning that a new polling place is so inconvenient to reach that it amounts to voter suppression, Democratic Registrar Mary Rydingsward is pressing city officials to choose a new location for the November balloting. Her suggestion has met with a...
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