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US history is glorious but messy, Obama says at African American museum opening

President Obama speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Andrew Harris, Justin Sink and Megan O'Neil | Bloomberg News

September 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — The American struggle to celebrate progress while pushing for more equality and opportunity is also the story of black America, President Barack Obama said at the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. "That's what this museum is about....

Activist groups hold rally in Charlotte on Saturday over fatal police shooting

Protestors walk down Harris Blvd. on Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

By By Anna Douglas and Celeste Smith | The Charlotte Observer

September 25, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Several activist groups gathered to demonstrate in Charlotte Saturday afternoon, united by calls for government transparency and to urge change in light of recent police shootings nationwide of unarmed black men. The event – scheduled to include the local group The Tribe, Progress...

New York Times endorses Clinton for president

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a crowd on Tuesday, Aug. 16 2016 at West Philadelphia High School in Pennsylvania. (Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Ros Krasny | Bloomberg News

September 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying the Democrat's "record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas" represent the best choice to tackle the challenges the U.S. faces. "Running down the other guy won't suffice to make that argument. The best case for Hillary...

You can now earn an SIU aviation degree in Pennsylvania

Sarah Demkovich, a senior from Algonquin studying aviation management, laughs with Michael Bacha, a graduate student from Palatine studying public administration, during a pre-flight inspection Aug. 18, 2014, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (DailyEgyptian.com file photo)

By Katherine Schaeffer | Beaver County Times, Pa.

September 23, 2016

CENTER TWP, PENN. — Through a new partnership between the Community College of Beaver County in Pennsylvania and SIU, the college's aviation program graduates can earn a bachelor's degree in aviation management without leaving the county. Southern Illinois now offers its aviation management bachelor's...

Here’s why immigration may be good for the feds and bad for states — for now

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers his immigration speech at a rally in Phoenix, Ariz., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Jill Cowan | The Dallas Morning News

September 23, 2016

A new 500-page report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that analyzes roughly 20 years' worth of data found that, overall, immigration gives the economy an important boost in the long term. However, results were more mixed in the shorter term. Pia Orrenius, a senior...

Congressional Black Caucus makes demands on police shootings

A protestor walks in front of Charlotte officers in riot gear with a sign reading

By Sarah D. Wire | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 22, 2016

WASHINGTON — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus stood before the doors of the Department of Justice on Thursday and demanded a greater reaction from Attorney General Loretta Lynch to repeated instances of police shooting black men. Their trip down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol was...

Charlotte leaders seek calm amid protests over fatal police shooting of black man

Protestors hold up their arms and look on as CMPD officers form a ling on Harris Blvd. on Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

By Adam Bell, Mark Price and Katherine Peralta | The Charlotte Observer

September 21, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte, N.C., city leaders appealed for calm Wednesday and promised a thorough investigation of Tuesday's fatal police shooting of a black man that triggered a night of violent protests. Authorities said they were reviewing video from body cams and dash cams from the deadly...

New African-American museum in DC was 100 years in the making

Desks and a wood burning stove from the Hope School are on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Ken Cedeno/McClatchy/TNS)

By Tony Pugh | McClatchy Washington Bureau

September 21, 2016

WASHINGTON — The National Museum of African American History and Culture may have started out at a distinct disadvantage. But it has already begun to overcome its humble roots. The first of the Smithsonian Institution's 19 museums to begin without a dedicated collection, its 3,000-plus artifacts...

How the 40-year battle over abortion blocked Zika funding

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By James Rosen | McClatchy Washington Bureau

September 20, 2016

WASHINGTON — Policy analysts with Planned Parenthood were perplexed in June when they first saw a provision excluding their partner clinics in Puerto Rico slipped into a draft bill providing $1.1 billion in emergency Zika prevention funds. Puerto Rico is at the center of the Zika health crisis in...

Globalism is here to stay and the world must address its shortcomings, Obama argues at the UN

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his address on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York City, N.Y. (Dennis Van Tine/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Christi Parsons | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama on Tuesday used his final address before the United Nations to praise global integration and warn against the impulse to shut it out, calling on Americans and foreigners to tear down walls, not build them. In a sweeping address that touched on the world's...

Will Trump win? Almost half in poll say yes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a campaign rally Aug. 10, 2016 in Sunrise, Fla. (Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/TNS)

By David Lauter | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 19, 2016

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is enjoying his strongest position in the presidential race since immediately after his nominating convention and, for the first time, has started to significantly close the gap with Hillary Clinton on the question of which candidate voters expect will win — a shift that...

Man arrested in New York and New Jersey bombings after a shootout with police

(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Barbara Demick, Del Quentin Wilber and Vera Haller | Los Angeles Times

September 19, 2016

NEW YORK — Ahmad Khan Rahami, a suspect in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, has been captured after a shootout with police, a U.S. official said. The shootout took place in Linden, N.J., a town next to Elizabeth, N.J. where Rahami lived with his family, Elizabeth Mayor Christian...

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