Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

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Census: Almost 10 million Americans changed race

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 10 million Americans decided they would be a different race or ethnicity in the early 2000s, with the largest movement coming from Hispanics deciding which racial category they should be […]

08/06/2014

Dec. 20, 2013: Pancho Claus, Rudy Martinez, waves to children as he visits Knowlton Elementary School, in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

HOUSTON (AP) — He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat — though often it’s a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho […]

12/23/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama says he will visit Indian Country next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Native American leaders Wednesday that he will make his first trip as president to Indian Country next year, expanding on his vow to enhance the bond between the […]

11/13/2013

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrates his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Christie: GOP should ‘show up’ for minority votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday offered his Republican Party a prescription to win: show up. Christie, fresh off a 22-percentage point win for re-election, said the GOP must go into […]

11/10/2013

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SAT scores remain mostly stagnant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday. Average scores in reading, math, and writing […]

09/25/2013

AP graphic shows median household income by state and U.S. trend since 1970.

Census: No sign of economic rebound for many in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not […]

09/19/2013

Abraham Pearson, alias Derreck White, is on the run Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 after stabbing a sheriff's deputy several times in the neck and carjacking a motorist while escaping from a downtown Detroit courthouse. (AP Photo/Wayne County Sheriffs Department)

Robbery suspect stabs deputy, flees court in daring escape

DETROIT (AP) — A man awaiting sentencing in an armed robbery was on the run Monday after stabbing a sheriff’s deputy several times in the neck, stealing his uniform then carjacking a motorist in a […]

09/09/2013

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NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial

NEW YORK (AP) — In a case that gave a legal airing to the debate over use of the N-word among blacks, a federal jury has rejected a black manager’s argument that it was a […]

09/03/2013

Long Beach Police release video of suspect.

Long Beach police search for serial groper

LONG BEACH (CNS) – Long Beach police will canvas a neighborhood today, knocking on doors and passing out flyers, as they search for a serial groper who’s been operating in the city for the past […]

08/30/2013

An emblem on the Szechuan Hunan restaurant in Philadelphia Monday Aug. 19, 2013, indicates its participation in new low sodium initiative in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia tries less salt in Chinese takeout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amar Jones knows that high-salt Chinese takeout isn’t good for his high blood pressure. But the lure of shrimp with broccoli is hard to resist. So he was heartened recently to hear […]

08/23/2013

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