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A call to curb expansion of charter schools in black communities

Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in Black and Latino communities across the nation.

VIDEO: O'Malley jumps into presidential race, offers progressive alternative to Clinton

Martin O'Malley launched his presidential campaign Saturday with an appeal to the party's progressive base that he hopes will upend the conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton is destined to clinch the Democratic nomination.

Racist Dr. Seuss drawing up for auction

A California auction house is selling an early drawing by Dr. Seuss that's sure to disappoint the parents and children who adore his later work.

Blacks least likely to get business loan from banks

Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo.

Overdraft fees top $1 billion at the big 3 banks

You aren't alone if you've ever been hit with an overdraft fee from your bank.

Thieves find brazen way to steal your identity

A criminal could be collecting unemployment benefits under your name right now -- and you wouldn't even know it.

Officers want their trials moved out of Baltimore

Six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray want their trials moved out of the city.

Police: Reality star arrested, made terror threats

Police: Reality star arrested, made terror threats

VIDEO: Cavaliers star LeBron James reacts after Cleveland police verdict

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has weighed in on the turmoil in Cleveland following the acquittal of a white police officer in the 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects.

Brelo verdict: Cleveland officer acquitted after shooting unarmed couple - now what?

How can a police officer fire 15 shots into a car with two unarmed people inside and then get acquitted after their deaths?

Dr. Beach names top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015

An hour's drive from Oahu's famous and often-crowded Waikiki Beach is a local's delight.

Google fixes N-word maps problem for most users

Google has fixed an issue with its Google Maps search function, which previously led people to The White House if they searched for variations of the n-word with the word house.

Buying, selling a homeā€”be prepared!

After flatlining during the economic downturn that began around 2008, housing markets in many regions of the United States and Canada have shown signs of recovery. Those in the market to buy and sell may find this year presents an ...

The fittest cities in the U.S., and why

Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.

VIDEO: From 'crack baby' to the mayor's office

Looking at Shawn Blanchard today, it's hard to believe the polished, well-spoken University of Michigan grad and Detroit city official once envisioned a life as a kingpin drug dealer.