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Malik Crenshaw, a senior at St. Bernard High School, has received a scholarship from SeaWorld for his essay describing his passion for marine life preservation and his plans to pursue a career in STEM fields. The scholarship was borne out of a partnership between SeaWorld San Diego and the California National Association for the Advancement Read More…

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Obama makes historic trip to prison, pushes reform

EL RENO, Oklahoma — President Barack Obama is putting an exclamation point on his recent call for criminal justice reform by becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison Thursday. Obama arrived at the El Reno Correctional Institution here to meet with inmates and law enforcement. Oklahomans sitting on parked cars watched as Read More…

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NAACP chapter seeks to raise its profile

LOS ANGELES — High school student Jasmine Thornton struggled to describe what she knew about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She said she learned from history books about the NAACP’s pivotal role in lobbying against segregation and for voting rights, but she could not think of anything recent. “I would be Read More…