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As a young man in Memphis, Tennessee, Robert Dabney Jr. wanted to blaze a path that could set his family up for a better life. So two weeks after high school graduation in 1998, at age 18, he joined the U.S. Army.

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The conservative majority ruled unconstitutional a New York law requiring individuals to demonstrate a need to carry a gun before obtaining a license to carry in public.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. 

Every speaker of American English borrows heavily from words invented by African Americans, whether they know it or not

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Once Tina Sloan Green took over the lacrosse program at Temple University in the years after the passage of Title IX, the landmark gender-equity law, she never stopped thinking about the girls who weren't playing.

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The hearing was punctuated throughout with accounts of the personal attacks faced by state and local officials.

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Senate bargainers have reached agreement on a bipartisan gun violence bill, the parties' top two negotiators said Tuesday, teeing up votes this week on an incremental but notable package

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to order freedom for the enslaved people of the state — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered in the Civil War.

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An expert on environmental pollution and maternal health explains what it all means

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The House committee showed video excerpts from witness interviews, live testimony from associates of both Pence and Trump, and clips showing crucial notes or excerpts from emails. But are they reaching their target audience?

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 Retailers and marketers have been quick to commemorate Juneteenth with an avalanche of merchandise from ice cream to T-shirts to party cups.

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