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  • Warm-up shirts are piled at center court as Miami Heat players prepare for Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Charlotte Bobcats in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    As fallout mounts, NBA to discuss Sterling probe

    From Michael Jordan to LeBron James, from Magic Johnson to Kobe Bryant, from President Obama to prominent corporate partners of the NBA, the condemnation of racist comments purportedly made by Donald Sterling has come from all circles and has shown that the issue extends far beyond the Los Angeles Clippers.


  • Urban League: Blacks doing worse in the job market

    While unemployment has been a major impediment to African-Americans' economic progress, underemployment is a bigger obstacle for them than it is for whites or Hispanics, the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report.


  • White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks July 26, 2012, during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Obama won’t push new gun control law

    A day after President Obama vowed in a speech to leave "no stone unturned" in his quest to reduce gun violence, his spokesman said the president's efforts won't include any new gun-control proposals.


  • **FILE** Advocates demanding tougher gun control laws were among several dozen protesters who greeted President Obama outside the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., on July 24, 2012. Obama was in Oregon to raise money for his re-election campaign. (Associated Press)

    Obama calls for measures against gun violence

    Faced with a clamor in his party for stricter gun control in the wake of the Colorado movie-theater massacre, President Obama said Wednesday night he would "leave no stone unturned" in seeking new measures to reduce violence nationwide, including more restrictive background checks on gun purchases.


  • Plaxico Burress to work for anti-violence programs

    Head down, eyes focused on the ground, Plaxico Burress swayed back and forth like a receiver in the huddle waiting for the next play.


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