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New NAACP leader: I’m Brown v. Board beneficiary

In this image provided by the NAACP, Roslyn Brock, right, chairman of the national board of directors for the NAACP, puts a NAACP pin on new national president and CEO, Cornell Williams Brooks on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The selection of Brooks came as the...
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Turkish search ends as last missing miners found

Miner Erdal Bicak, center, speaks to journalists as he joined fellow miners and their family members to commemorate the Soma mine accident victims and protest the government’s labor policy in Savastepe , Turkey, late Friday, May 16, 2014. Public anger has surged in the wake...
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Hollywood pro offers free inside look at the stars

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A former radio and TV broadcaster is opening a Hollywood time capsule of sorts and giving away the treasures inside. Elliot Mintz did hundreds of celebrity interviews in the 1960s and `70s for his nationally syndicated...
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Eastern Ukrainians rap Kiev in talks

A pro-Russian militant guards a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014.. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, an insurgent stronghold for more than a month now, armed separatists installed a new...

Ohio Auctioning Surplus Computers, Electronics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say computers, other electronic equipment and gold jewelry are among the surplus property items for sale at a state auction. The Saturday auction in Columbus at the General Services Division of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services...
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Talks on Ukraine crisis go on

AAA May. 17, 2014 9:12 AM ETTalks on Ukraine crisis go on A pro-Russian militant guards a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014.. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, an insurgent stronghold for...

Ohio Confirms 83 Measles Cases Over 6 Counties

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say 83 cases of measles have been confirmed in an Ohio outbreak that began among Amish who had traveled to the Philippines, which has had an epidemic. The state Department of Health reports cases of the highly contagious respiratory...
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Gunfire in east Ukraine ahead of talks on crisis

A man rides a bicycle holding a part of a mortar bomb at a checkpoint near Andriyivka village outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month...

NAACP selects Brooks as new president and CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP has selected Cornell Williams Brooks to become its new national president and CEO. Brooks, 53, of Annandale, New Jersey, will become the organization’s 18th national president. He’s currently the president and CEO of the New Jersey...

Ohio School Goes On Daily Lockdown After Shootings

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials are keeping a suburban Cincinnati elementary school on lockdown for the final three weeks of class, citing daytime violence in the area. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports the unusual step restricts recess and extracurricular activities for 200...