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Blacks, Hispanics more optimistic than whites

08/01/2013 10:58am
Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn't always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But the 23-year-old, now part of the first generation of college students who saw the nation's first black president elected, points to a newfound sense of purpose for him and other black graduates.

Illinois governor signs medical marijuana bill

08/01/2013 2:01pm
Illinois became the 20th state in the nation to allow the medical use of marijuana Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn signing some of the nation's toughest standards into law.

AP Interview: USPS eyes alcohol deliveries

08/01/2013 3:01pm
Special delivery from the post office _ beer, wine and spirits, if Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has his way.

IMF counting on Europe to help Greece slash debt

08/01/2013 4:20pm
The International Monetary Fund chief said Thursday she is counting on Europe to live up to its commitment to help Greece meet its targets for slashing debt under an international rescue program.