USATODAY.com - Disappearance draws media's gaze
: "Eleven days after a young, pregnant woman who is black and Hispanic disappeared in Philadelphia, the national media are giving her the type of attention they previously devoted to white women."
HoustonChronicle.com - Party leaders state cases to black voters
: "Speaking to a convention of lay leaders in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman and his Democratic counterpart, Howard Dean, spent an hour making their cases and answering questions.
Mehlman acknowledged that some in his party began ignoring blacks ? or worse, using race to whip up anger among white voters ? after Democratic President Johnson won passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
'Too many Republicans gave up on the African-American vote,' he said, later reminding an audience of several hundred at the Hilton-Americas hotel about his party's historical bonds with blacks and the church. 'We were wrong.'"
Home buyers steered separately by their race
: "A national civil rights group is expected to release a report today that alleges some real estate agents steered African-American consumers toward black neighborhoods in the Detroit area -- even though they had higher incomes compared to white buyers and visited real estate offices in largely white areas."
Yahoo! News Photo
: "Leah Sears shares a laugh with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, left, after she was sworn in as the first woman chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday, June 28, 2005, in the House Chambers at the Capitol in Atlanta. Sears was the first woman and the youngest person ever to serve on the state Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1992 by then-Gov. Zell Miller. The installation of Sears as chief justice comes nearly a year after she was re-elected to the court following a campaign in which she was targeted by conservatives as being too liberal. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith) "
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Rove disclosure puts Bush in bind
: "WASHINGTON -- The White House refused Monday to repeat earlier assertions that any administration official who leaked classified information would be fired. The refusal comes days after Karl Rove, one of President George W. Bush's top aides, was revealed as the source of a news leak that exposed a CIA undercover officer in 2003."
Trenton cops investigate hate crimes
: "The 48-year-old auto plant supervisor gazes at his front lawn and sees a field of hate.
Just days before, crosses were burned in the yard on consecutive nights, leaving behind scorched grass and bitter memories that have unnerved the Downriver family, which happens to be biracial."