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House GOP Moves Ahead On Suing Obama

Updates with Obama and White House comment on suit and impeachment

Troy Davis’ Nephew Raises Money For College

De’Juan Davis-Correia is an upcoming Morehouse sophomore

Texts Not Allowed in Renisha McBride Case

An update on the case of the slain Detroit teen

Despite President, poll shows prejudice against Blacks

A poll finds racial attitudes unimproved since the United States elected its first black president.

US jobless rate falls to 7.8 percent

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a ...

2012 flu vaccine guards against new strains

WASHINGTON — Time to get your flu vaccine — and a surprising new report shows babies and toddlers seem to be getting protected better than the rest of us. Last year’s flu shot ...

U.S. home prices rose over summer

WASHINGTON — Home prices kept rising in July across the United States, buoyed by greater sales and fewer foreclosures. National home prices increased 1.2 percent in July, compared to the same month last year, ...

Unemployment fell to 382,000 last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell only slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 382,000. The level suggests hiring remains weak. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications declined ...

Group projects high U.S. obesity rates

NEW YORK — A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese — not ...

CDC: Kids eat too much salt

CHICAGO — American children eat as much salt as adults — about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac. Extra salt is linked with higher blood pressure, even ...

Nation adjusts to healthy school lunches

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. — One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn’t filling. A third student says he’s ...

Record poverty numbers persist

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau reports the number of Americans in poverty stood at 15 percent in 2011. About 46.2 million people, or nearly 1 ...

11 Years After the Towers Fell: Remembering 9/11

Today, Americans remember where they were 11 years ago when the Twin Towers fell. To honors those lost in this historic tragedy, JET compiled some ...