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Obama to focus civil rights message on voting

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama’s path in politics. On Friday, [...]

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Fla. pastor convicted in NYC fake Hirst art case

  NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami pastor accused of offering faked works of British art star Damien Hirst to an undercover officer was convicted Tuesday in New York of attempted grand larceny. Prosecutors said Kevin Sutherland, who leads the nondenominational, 200-member Mosaic Miami Church, tried to sell the counterfeits for $185,000. He could face up to seven [...]

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Al Sharpton says report of FBI cooperation not new

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton said Tuesday that a report that he spied onNew York Mafia figures for the FBI in the 1980s is old news, and he said that he never considered himself an informant. “In my own mind I was not an informant,” Sharpton said. “I was cooperating with an investigation.” Sharpton [...]

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