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IRS investigates NAACP's anti-Bush talk

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- NAACP leaders are questioning the timing of an IRS investigation into the civil-rights group's tax-exempt status saying the probe is politically motivated.

NAACP fight with GOP boils hotter

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The NAACP's spat with the Bush White House kicked up a notch Thursday as U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige publicly rebuked the civil rights group.

NAACP leader criticizes GOP

PHILADELPHIA, July 12 (UPI) -- NAACP Chairman Julian Bond told the group's annual convention in Philadelphia the Republican Party "(appeals) to the dark underside of American culture."

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Hank Snow in 1914; singer/songwriter Lloyd Price, who was born in 1933 (age 70); Crickets guitarist Sonny Curtis (age 70), and Dave Prater of Sam and Dave, both in 1938; Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist with the Ventu
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 3-9.
By United Press International

The Peter Principles: In the affirmative

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The term affirmative action means different things to many people. When presented one way, people overwhelmingly off their support. When explained another way, people overwhelmingly oppose it. Passions run high on both sides of the issue. Any tip in the c
PETER ROFF, United Press International

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DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Analysis:Black Primaries: Israel 2 Arabs 0

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The sound defeats of two five-term House incumbents -- 60-year old Congressman Earl Hilliard (D-Ala.) by a 34-year-old challenger, Artur Davis, in an Alabama De
JAMES CHAPIN, UPI Political Analyst

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Iraq's state-run media quotes Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as saying during a visit to Baghdad that American Muslims are praying for an Iraqi victory in a war with the United States. A State Department official in Washington says he was aware of
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Commentary: Racial politics at play

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush will now have to devote a considerable amount of his time to a discussion of the thorny and politically volatile issue of corporate eth
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Bush defends decision on NAACP convention

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush on Monday defended his decision not to attend the NAACP's 93rd annual convention being held in Texas this week during an afternoon news
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

Urban News

(MIAMI) -- School officials in south Florida say they are having to scale back some summer school operations because of a growing tide of red ink. According to
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer/songwriter Lloyd Price, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Crickets guitarist Sonny Curtis (age 65), and Dave Prater of Sam and Dave, both in 1937; Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist with the Ventures, in 1939 (age 63) ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Rick Nelson, who was born in 1940; Toni Tennille of the Captain and Tennille, and bassist Paul "Sam" Samwell-Smith of the Yardbirds and ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(May 4) Today's birthdays include Maynard Ferguson, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Spirit drummer Ed Cassidy in 1931 (age 71); Ritchie Burns of the Hondells in 1941 (age 61); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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