Daily Archive: February 25, 2013

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National

US stopping use of term 'Negro' for census surveys

WHEN WE WERE NEGROES- In this April 14, 1964 black-and-white photo, a man holds a Confederate flag at right, as demonstrators, including one carrying a sign saying: “More than 300,000 Negroes are Denied Vote in Ala”, demonstrate in front of an Indianapolis hotel where then-Alabama Governor George Wallace was staying. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File) by Hope Yen Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe Black Americans in surveys.

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National

The Onion apologizes for offensive actress tweet

OSCAR HIGHLIGHT–Quvenzhane Wallis, nominated for best actress in a leading role for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and Halle Berry arrive at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP) by Mark Kennedy NEW YORK (AP) — The Onion is apologizing for calling the 9-year-old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter, an attack that led to a firestorm online.

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National

Prime suspect named in Las Vegas shooting, crash

PRIME SUSPECT–This photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) by Ken RitterAssociated Press WriterLAS VEGAS (AP) — A 26-year-old man was being sought Sunday as the prime suspect in a pre-dawn shooting on the Las Vegas Strip last week which led to a fiery crash that left three people dead and several others injured.