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Family of unarmed woman shot on Capitol sues U.S.

The family of a 34-year-old unarmed woman shot to death by federal agents near the Capitol in October will file a $75 million lawsuit against the U.S. government. The claim is against the U.S., the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Capitol Police for “numerous intentional, grossly negligent and reckless actions […]

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Doctors warn Congress of consequences of food stamp cuts

Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could face increases in health bills. The experts say that while the consequence may not be felt immediately, over time the poor will wind up in doctors’ offices and/or hospitals as a result of the cuts. 

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City lowers voting age to 16, sees positive results

November 5th marked a day where many citizens took to the polls to election local officials. The day was particularly memorable for those in Takoma Park, Maryland, as the city became the first in the U.S. to lower the voting age to 16 in municipal elections.

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Radio interview: Who is really affected by the government shutdown?

Last week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison appeared on Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo 90.7FM to talk about the affects of the government shutdown. There are a lot of media outlets that continue to show us exactly why we should care about the government shutdown, but many aren’t doing the best job.

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Blacks hit hardest by shutdown

All Americans are feeling the affects of the government shutdown, but according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, African Americans are getting hit particularly hard during the hiatus. Government jobs have been more available to Blacks than private sector employment over the years.

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Over 3,000 low-income preschoolers miss school due to shutdown

A total of 50 Head Start programs that serve 3,200 low-income preschoolers have shut down due to the halt in government operations. According to a spokeswoman for Head Start, another 11 are set to close by Friday if funding isn’t restored.

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Another threat of a government shutdown nears

Congress has until Monday to pass new debt-ceiling limits. If the legislative bodies do not reach an agreement, the federal government will partially shut down. Republicans are stalling on the debt ceiling vote to force a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare.

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NAACP Petitions Justice Department to Charge Zimmerman for Violating Trayvon Martin’s Civil Rights

The NAACP says it plans to turn over a petition with over a million signatures, calling on the Justice Department to prosecute George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights .

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Michigan College Issues Apology After President Called Minority Students “Dark Ones”

Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn is under fire after referring to minority students as “dark ones” during a subcommittee hearing: “The letter, he told the committee, said his college ‘violated the standards for diversity because we didn’t have enough dark ones, I guess, is what they meant.’

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Congressmen Introduce “End Racial Profiling Bill” in the Wake of Zimmerman Verdict

Representative John Conyers (D-MI) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) have introduced a new bill to stop racial profiling once and for all. And in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, the unveiling of the “End Racial Profiling Bill of 2013″ could not be more timely.

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