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  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    23 November 2014, 6:12 pm by: BEN NUCKOLS and BRETT ZONGKER

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine…
  • JOSEPH CURL: Bill Cosby, campus culture and the politics of rape

    23 November 2014, 6:02 pm by: Joseph Curl

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Rape. The word is powerful, prompting the image of a strong man overpowering a smaller woman, forcing himself on her against her will. It is a savage act, an act of dominance and violence and, often, hate. And lately, the word is everywhere.…
  • Barry remembered as civil rights pioneer

    23 November 2014, 5:03 pm by: LUCAS L. JOHNSON II

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Civil rights champion the Rev. James Lawson says Marion Barry was among the pioneers of the movement and his activism was a bright spot in a troubled political career. Lawson spoke to The Associated Press after hearing about Barry's…
  • Mormons finding a home in southern New Jersey

    23 November 2014, 2:17 pm by: JIM WALSH

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A piece of Camden's criminal past is making way for a more righteous future. The former home of Milton Milan, a mayor who went from City Hall to federal prison in December 2000, will be razed to provide parking for a planned Mormon church…
  • Obama leaves Vegas after touting immigrant order

    23 November 2014, 2:06 pm

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Barack Obama has left Las Vegas after touting his executive order on immigration and playing golf with retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Tiger Woods' former instructor, Butch Harmon. Air Force One departed from…
  • Abbott promises lawsuit over immigration action

    23 November 2014, 1:56 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is again vowing to sue the Obama administration for lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. The Dallas Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/1xnHZt6) that…
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Benghazi report is "full of crap"

    23 November 2014, 1:23 pm by: Jacqueline Klimas

    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that a report on the Benghazi attack released late last week is "full of crap." The GOP-led report found no failures in intelligence of the 2011 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and also found that any misinformation…
  • GOP senator says executive action will make further immigration reform difficult

    23 November 2014, 11:03 am by: Jacqueline Klimas

    Sen. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, said Sunday that he approved of the actions in the president's immigration executive order — it's the way the president issued the changes that could make compromise more difficult in Washington. "We did much of what the…
  • GOP says Dems wouldn't like Republican president rewriting laws

    23 November 2014, 10:43 am by: Jacqueline Klimas

    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Democrats should be just as angry as Republicans about the president's executive order on immigration because it sets a precedent for future presidents to singlehandedly rewrite the law. "This is a…
  • Graham: House Benghazi report is 'full of crap'

    23 November 2014, 10:27 am by: Jacqueline Klimas

    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that a report on the Benghazi attack released late last week is "full of crap." The GOP-led House committee's report found no failures in intelligence in connection with the 2011 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and also…
  • Obama: Americans will want 'that new car smell' in 2016

    23 November 2014, 10:08 am by: Ben Wolfgang

    President Obama this weekend gave a nod to the fact that many Americans will be sick of him by 2016, saying voters understandably will want "that new car smell" in their next batch of White House candidates. Speaking on ABC's "This Week" program, the president…
  • A rising star, Kane now beset by battles, probe

    23 November 2014, 9:58 am by: MARC LEVY

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - When Kathleen Kane ran for Pennsylvania attorney general, she campaigned as a corruption-buster who would be independent of Gov. Tom Corbett and find out why it took more than three years to investigate Jerry Sandusky. She was a rising…
  • Evangelical David Lane begins effort to recruit pastors to run for political office

    23 November 2014, 7:29 am by: Kellan Howell

    A prominent evangelical Christian leader has launched an effort to recruit 1,000 pastors willing to run for political office, hoping to inject religious issues and candidates into the 2016 election. David Lane, the founder of the American Renewal Project, said…
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    23 November 2014, 6:42 am by: Matthew Cella, Deborah Simmons and Matthew Cella, Deborah Simmons

    Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who rose from the sharecroppers’ shacks of Itta Bena, Mississippi, to the executive suite of the District’s city hall and overcame an embarrassing public drug arrest while in office to return as D.C. mayor and council member…
  • Detroit's Chaldeans expand services for refugees

    23 November 2014, 1:01 am by: URSULA WATSON

    STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Metro Detroit is seeing an increase in immigration due to the turmoil in the Middle East, straining community services. With more than 400 Iraqi refugees, mainly Chaldeans, arriving each month, the Chaldean Community Foundation…
  • Washington museum won't give up guns after all

    22 November 2014, 6:42 pm

    LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) - A small museum in northwestern Washington says it won't be removing all of the weapons from its World War II exhibit, after all. The Lynden Pioneer Museum had announced that because of concerns about the state's new law requiring…
  • Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

    22 November 2014, 6:16 pm by: TERRENCE PETTY and JONATHAN J. COOPER

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America. They did it again this year. Average voter turnout across the country…
  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    22 November 2014, 5:31 pm by: JOSH BOAK

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy - just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. The executive order signed Friday would prevent the deportation of about 4…
  • Immigrants urged to take advantage of Obama action

    22 November 2014, 4:33 pm

    CHICAGO (AP) - Democratic politicians gathered at a Chicago high school Saturday to encourage Illinois' immigrant population to register with the federal government under President Barack Obama's new executive action on immigration. Announced Thursday, the…
  • NY's poor gain from health insurance changes

    22 November 2014, 3:51 pm by: KAREN MATTHEWS and CAROLYN THOMPSON

    NEW YORK (AP) - A year into New York's operation of a medical insurance exchange, more than half of the people with new coverage qualified for Medicaid - the federal program for the poor - and many didn't know they were eligible until the push under the…

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