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  • Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

    21 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before. ...

  • Obama holding town hall at historically black college

    21 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is kicking off a weekend commemoration 50 years since the pivotal Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches in Alabama with a town hall meeting at a historically black college in South Carolina. Obama's visit to Benedict ...

  • Military recognizes WikiLeaks defendant Manning as a woman

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A military appeals court is recognizing the transgender defendant accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks as a woman. The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals in Washington issued the order pertaining to Chelsea Manning on Wednesday. ...

  • Funds flowing to My Brother's Keeper after first year

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Even more money than expected has been committed to President Barack Obama's initiative aimed at helping young minority men of color. White House officials said Thursday more than $300 million in grants and in-kind resources have been ...

  • Only female chair of House committee says she'll retire

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The only woman to chair a House committee says she will retire from Congress when her term expires at the end of next year. Michigan Republican Rep. Candice Miller announced her decision Thursday. She did not say ...

  • Senate majority leader decides not to fast-track Iran bill

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has decided not to fast-track a bill that would allow Congress a chance to review and vote on any deal the U.S. inks with Iran over its nuclear program. McConnell spokesman Don ...

  • A look at US diplomatic security around the world

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Thursday's knife attack on America's ambassador in Seoul was the first major case of violence involving a U.S. ambassador since the deadly siege in Benghazi, Libya, more than two years ago. That's where similarities end. Whereas Libya ...

  • Senate Democrats press for vote on attorney general nominee

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pressing Republican leaders to schedule a vote on the president's pick to be attorney general. President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch in November. She now serves as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of ...

  • Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans. That dramatic shift in opinion is among the fastest changes ...

  • Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells in the Pentagon, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It represents a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel ...

  • Hispanic group seeks special prosecutor in police shooting

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A Hispanic group is calling for a special prosecutor in the case of an unarmed Mexican man who was killed by officers in Washington state after throwing rocks at cars and police. KNDU reports ( that ...

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: On Congress' snow day, an Arctic hearing

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may have fled town ahead of a snowstorm, but the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee didn't let sabotage a scheduled hearing on — drum roll, please — the Arctic. With falling snow providing a suitable ...

  • Justices will hear gay marriage cases on April 28

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28. The court released its calendar Thursday for the final two weeks of arguments this term and allotted the gay marriages cases two-and-a-half hours on the ...

  • Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans are stepping up the pressure on the president to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. In a letter to ...

  • El Nino finally here; but this 1 is weak, weird and late

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say. The National Weather Service on Thursday proclaimed the phenomenon is now in place. It's a warming of a ...

  • CBS sponsoring Vietnam exhibit at Newseum to honor Bob Simon

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — CBS will sponsor an upcoming exhibit about the Vietnam war at the Newseum in Washington to honor "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon and his five decades of war reporting. "Reporting Vietnam" will open May 22 at the ...

  • House panel issues subpoena for Clinton's personal emails

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the deadly 2012 terror attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, has subpoenaed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal emails pertinent to its probe. In an announcement on Wednesday, the Republican-controlled ...

  • House panel subpoenas former Secretary of State Clinton's personal emails in Benghazi probe

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House panel subpoenas former Secretary of State Clinton's personal emails in Benghazi probe .

  • GOP education chairman anticipates vote on education bill

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House education committee says he was blindsided by conservative opposition to his rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law and will take the next week to try to clear up ...

  • Benghazi panel to issue subpoenas for more Clinton emails

    2 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional aides say the special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will issue subpoenas for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal emails. The aides say that possible as ...

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