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Small Fire Reported At Jesse Jackson, Jr’s Chicago Home

December 26, 2008

jesse-jackson-jr-565.jpgA small fire started at the home of U. S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. early Wednesday on the South Side. At 12:15 a.m. Chicago Fire Department’s truck 49, Engine 126 and Battalion Chief 17 responded to a fire in the 2500 block of East 72nd Street, police said. 

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Rick Warren to Speak at MLK Memorial Day Before Inauguration

December 23, 2008

rick-warren.31.jpgJust one day before giving the invocation at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, a local pastor will be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service, officials at Saddleback Church said.

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O.J. Simpson Sentenced to at Least 33 Years for Kidnapping, Armed Robbery

December 5, 2008

oj-simpson3.jpgA broken O.J. Simpson was sentenced Friday to as much as 33 years in prison for a hotel armed robbery after a judge rejected his apology and said, “It was much more than stupidity.”

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JPMorgan Cutting 9,200 Jobs at Washington Mutual

December 2, 2008

JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Monday it will cut a total of 9,200 jobs at Washington Mutual, which it acquired Sept. 25 after Washington Mutual became the nation’s largest bank to fail amid the ongoing credit crisis.

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Pastor who Helped Get ‘Under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance Dies at 97

November 30, 2008

rev-george-docherty.jpgThe Rev. George M. Docherty, credited with helping to push Congress to insert the phrase “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, has died at 97.

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At Finish, Bush Faith-Based Initiative Gets Mixed Reviews

November 20, 2008

faith-based-initiative.JPGIn the final months of George W. Bush’s presidency, reviews are mixed on the Administration’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative, which has fundamentally altered the government’s strategy to assist America’s poor since 2001.

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Baptist Leader says Noose Hanging at Baylor Must Spark Honesty about Racism

November 14, 2008

The Baptist approach to racism is best described as “resolutionary,” at least within the dominant white community, according to a white Baptist leader who grew up in Nigeria.

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Nebraska Parents Rush to Leave Children at Hospitals Before ‘Safe Haven’ Law Changes

November 14, 2008

nebraska-leg.jpgThe mother was running out of more than patience when she abandoned her 18-year-old daughter at a hospital over the weekend under Nebraska’s safe-haven law. She was also running out of time: She knew that state lawmakers would soon meet in a special session to amend the ill-fated law so that it would apply to newborns only.

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Congregants at Predominantly Black Churches Celebrate Obama’s Victory

November 12, 2008

Congregants at predominantly black churches blew horns, waved American flags and raised their hands from Raleigh to Los Angeles to the Atlanta church where the dream was born on the Sunday after Barack Obama was elected president.

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Sources at Chicago Tribune say Balfour Admitted Involvement in Hudson Killings

November 10, 2008

william-balfour-2.jpgWilliam Balfour — the only suspect in the Hudson triple murder case — allegedly told his current girlfriend he was involved in the murders of Hudson’s mother and brother, according to sources at the Chicago Tribune.

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