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Lollapalooza music festival sparks controversy

CHICAGO - Some here call it the Wal-Mart of music festivals, others term it Monopolooza - either way, the three-day music fest expected to rock the city Aug. 6-8 comes with controversy.

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Senators confident on votes to lift Cuba travel ban

There are enough votes in the Senate to lift the travel ban that now bars U.S. citizens from traveling to Cuba, key Republican and Democratic senators say.

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Bill would lift Cuba travel ban

Congress is about to vote on a bill that would end the Cuba travel ban and create an estimated 6,000 jobs in the U.S.

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Nikki Giovanni: rap poetry is part of world literature

PHILADELPHIA -- Nikki Giovanni, world renowned poet, spoke here in Philadelphia, May 28, as par of Art Sanctuary's 26th Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival.

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Weathering racial storms, Lena Horne rose above

Lena Horne, an African American pioneer who fought for equality as an artist-activist, died May 9 at age 92. She is remembered as a crusader for civil rights and a symbol of black pride.

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Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez set to tour U.S.

Legendary Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez is scheduled to perform throughout the United States this summer in his first tour here in more than 30 years.

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Latino and Palestinian film festivals offer great viewing

CHIGAO - The Latino Film Festival and the Palestine Film Fesitval both run from April 16-29, so you might consider being at two theaters on the same night.

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April Fools? Fox News, Sarah Palin pull a quick one on viewers

This year, a massive April Fools joke is being played on unsuspecting Fox News viewers.

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Toolmaker-singer speaks out on ‘one person, one vote’

Clint Jones, 82, has won fame with his "Clint's Dandy Digger," but his biggest passion is his belief that the Electoral College is unjust and should be abolished.

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Black farmers settlement is "win for all family farmers"

Willie Adams, a Black farmer in Greene County, Ga., hailed President Obama's $1.25 billion proposed settlement of a lawsuit by Black farmers demanding compensation for 80 years of racist discrimination in federal farm loan programs.

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