Daily Archive: May 1, 2013

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Metro

Corbett panned for linking Pa. joblessness, drug use

PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Peter Jackson Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats on Wednesday heaped criticism on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett for suggesting that too many residents remain unemployed because they cannot pass drug tests, while his business allies said he was only pointing out a problem that employers have repeatedly cited as serious.

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National

Veteran N.C. Congressman Watt gets Federal Housing Finance Agency nod

President Barack Obama announces his nominee for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., Wednesday, May 1, in the State Dining of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) —President Barack Obama on Wednesday tapped a veteran Democratic congressman to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency and a top fundraiser and former lobbyist to head up the Federal Communications Commission.

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International

Africa's sexy tech: Death by innovation?

YOUNG INVENTOR–Verone Mankou, the inventor of Africa’s first handheld tablet to rival the iPad, shows his invention, the Way-C. by Michelle Atagana Special to CNN (CNN) — In today’s world of catchy buzzwords, a current favorite is “Africa is rising.” Africa’s tech scene is a soaring firebird and all the techies on the continent will tell you something game-changing is coming and Africans will build it.

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Entertainment

'Downton Abbey' casts first Black actor

GARY CARR by Breeanna Hare (CNN) — “Downton Abbey’s” bringing on a roster of new cast members for its fourth season. The addictive British series has tapped Gary Carr (TV’s “Death in Paradise” and “Bluestone 42″) to portray a “charming and charismatic” jazz singer named Jack Ross – “Downton’s” first recurring Black character.

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Opinion

The Steelers draft

  ULISH CARTER     With all the important issues going on in Pittsburgh there’s none more important to Pittsburghers than the Steelers draft. Did…