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January 6, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
NAACP officials plan to protest a speech by Clarence Thomas at a youth festival next week, saying the Supreme Court justice offers the wrong role model to young blacks. The Boys & Girls Club chapter that is sponsoring the gathering says the protest could force it to cancel the Jan. 18 benefit. The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People opposed Thomas' appointment to the court, challenging his conservative views on equal rights and affirmative action.
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January 6, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
NAACP officials plan to protest a speech by Clarence Thomas at a youth festival next week, saying the Supreme Court justice offers the wrong role model to young blacks. The Boys & Girls Club chapter that is sponsoring the gathering says the protest could force it to cancel the Jan. 18 benefit. The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People opposed Thomas' appointment to the court, challenging his conservative views on equal rights and affirmative action.
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April 20, 2006 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
With gas prices topping $3 a gallon and jobs continuing to move overseas, President Bush is presenting anew his long-term solution to the nation's economic anxieties: a program to boost the study of math and science and the renewal of a tax credit to encourage industrial research and development.
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