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Black Officials More Likely Probed For Corruption?

In Rumor, Repression and Racial Politics, author George Derek Musgrove looks at the history of black elected officials being investigated for alleged wrongdoing. He examines the role of race in U.S. politics between 1965 and 1995. Musgrove shares his research with guest host Maria Hinojosa.
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Investigation Sheds Light On 'Shadow Campaign'

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is under a criminal investigation into possible corruption during his 2010 bid for office. Three city council members recently called for his resignation. Guest host Maria Hinojosa gets the latest developments from Washington Post Reporter Nikita Stewart, who is covering the story.
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How Obama Factors In States Voting On Gay Marriage

Strategists say the president's support for same-sex marriage is helping both sides in states where the issue will appear on November ballots.
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How Battleground States See The Economy

The economic recovery is still tepid in most parts of the country, and there's a sense of trepidation that signs of improvement might not last. Among the swing states, some are doing comparatively well while others are struggling — but the political picture looks roughly the same in all.
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Penn State Scandal: Freeh Uncovered More About Paterno Than State Did

The former FBI director's investigators were "more successful in burrowing into the traditionally closed university" than state investigators had been, writes Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Sara Ganim of Harrisburg's The Patriot-News.
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JPMorgan: Trading Loss Grows To $4.4 Billion

JPMorgan Earned $5 billion in the second quarter even after the company had a $4.4 billion trading loss. Bank CEO Jamie Dimon says "all of our client-driven businesses had solid performance" and that "we have put most of this problem behind us."
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Surfing Goats Amaze California Beachgoers

It's hardly news to hear about surfers in Orange County, Calif., unless they're goats. Goatee and Pismo are stopping beachgoers in their tracks at San Onofre State Beach.
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JPMorgan Earned $5B In Second Quarter Even After $4.4B Trading Loss

Bank CEO Jamie Dimon says "all of our client-driven businesses had solid performance" and that "we have put most of this problem behind us."
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NAACP Applauds Biden's Voting Rights Message

One of the top concerns of delegates to the NAACP convention in Houston is the spread of voter ID laws, which proponents say reduces fraud. Opponents say requiring voters to present government-issued identification cards tends to suppress the minority vote. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the group Thursday.

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