Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

LAPD composite images of road rage suspect. (Photo credit: LAPD)

LAPD releases sketches of road rage suspect

Detectives have released two sketches of the same suspect who shot into a red Kia, killing the 22-year-old driver on July 13, 2013. Detectives have characterized the incident as road rage. “The sketches are similar, […]

07/17/2013

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High school seniors fare no better than in 1970s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students preparing to leave high school are faring no better in reading or math than students did four decades ago, the government said in a report Thursday that was certain to renew […]

06/27/2013

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Study: Poor, minority students see biggest advantages from charter schools; general gains seen

(AP) – A study on charter schools finds they tend to benefit students from poor families, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than peers in other groups.   The study from the Center for Research […]

06/25/2013

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All-women jury chosen for George Zimmerman’s trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A jury of six women, five of them white and the other a minority, was picked Thursday to decide the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who […]

06/20/2013

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In nation’s breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — On a warm spring day, farmworker Cristina Melendez was bedridden and unable to make her way back into the asparagus fields of central California for the kind of backbreaking work she’s […]

06/09/2013

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Inauguration group donates funds for Latino arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers of a gala concert and series of events celebrating Latino culture during President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are donating the proceeds to help raise the national profile of Latino arts and […]

06/07/2013

Suspended California State Senator Ron Calderon (AP Photo)

California senator’s 2 offices targeted by FBI

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state Senate official says the FBI raided a senator’s two offices but did not search the office of the 23-member Latino caucus. Agents spent more than six hours Tuesday […]

06/05/2013

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Longer US white majority if immigration slows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without increased immigration, whites would lose their U.S. majority in 2046, three years beyond official projections, and the nation’s population would not reach 400 million until after 2060, a decade or more […]

05/15/2013

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A census first: Black voter turnout passes whites

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making history, America’s blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, particularly among young people, new census data show. Despite increasing population, […]

05/08/2013

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Plastic fragments prompt DiGiorno and CPK frozen pizza recalls

LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — Nestle Pizza Co. of Little Chute is recalling four frozen-pizza products that might be contaminated with plastic fragments. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the following products are subject to […]

05/03/2013

A Joshua tree in the desert. (AP Photo)

Joshua Tree National Park closure extended

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they need more time to clean up graffiti that’s marred an historic Native American site at Joshua Tree National Park.

05/01/2013

Pope Francis (AP Photo)

New pope revives question: What is a ‘Latino?’

(AP) – He is being hailed with pride and wonder as the “first Latino pope,” a native Spanish speaker born and raised in the South American nation of Argentina. But for some Latinos in the United States, there’s a catch:

03/24/2013

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