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Black adults say today's kids have it worse


Black adults say today's kids have it worse

Black children in the United States face harsher conditions today than they did in 1994, say most black adults surveyed for a new report. They cited bleak economic opportunities and disproportionately high black incarceration rates, among other things. But black youths themselves are more optimistic, with 72 percent saying they have it easier today than did their parents' generation. The findings come from a report sponsored by the Children's Defense Fund, a Washington-based advocacy group. The report, conducted by Hart Research Associates, is based on interviews in November and December of 801 black adults and 403 black youths ages 11 to 17.


Bomb found on King parade route

The FBI offered a reward Tuesday for information about a potentially lethal bomb found in a backpack along the downtown route of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. The discovery before Monday's parade raised the possibility of a racial motive in a region that has been home to the white supremacist Aryan Nations.

"The confluence of the holiday, the march and the device is inescapable," said Frank Harrill, special agent in charge of the Spokane FBI office. The backpack was spotted by three city employees about an hour before the parade start, Harrill said. The parade route was changed, and a bomb disposal unit disabled it without incident, he said.


HESPERIA, Calif.: A Southern California couple have been charged with having their toddler smoke a marijuana pipe after a tipster showed authorities a video showing 20-year-old Melanie Soliz and 24-year-old Blake Hightower allowing their 23-month-old son to smoke pot.

FORT WORTH, Texas: Lee Harvey Oswald's brother is suing a Texas funeral home and California auction house after the presidential assassin's original coffin was sold at an auction.

MOSCOW: Russian Orthodox Church Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin angered women's groups on Tuesday when he proposed imposing an "all-Russian dress code," on females and lashed out at women who leave the house "painted like a clown" and "confuse the street with striptease."

Times wires

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