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  • Leaders praise Marion Barry, flawed and flamboyant Washington mayor, dead at 78

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and other political leaders on Sunday mourned Marion Barry, Washington's flamboyant and flawed former four-term mayor whose political career survived a highly publicized 1990 drug arrest after he was caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine.
  • Frederica Wilson seeks re-election against GOP opponent

    Frederica Wilson seeks re-election against GOP opponent
    Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is running for re-election to a third term against a Haitian-American Republican, Dufirstson Neree, in one of the most Democratic districts in Florida and the nation. Wilson, if re-elected, plans to focus on legislation...

    Boxer, port commissioner challenge Alcee Hastings

    A former heavyweight boxing champion and a port commissioner are challenging U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings in the Democratic primary in a black-majority district that stretches across the Everglades. District 20 — which includes parts of Deerfield...

    Challenger pushes liberal causes in Democratic primary

    Michael Etienne is trying to make some points by challenging U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson in the Democratic primary in District 24, which straddles Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But he doesn't expect to win. The Democrat-dominated district —...

    Freedom Summer receding from memory — but it shouldn't

     Freedom Summer receding from memory — but it shouldn't
    I wish every young person in Chicago knew about Freedom Summer. Their parents, too, for that matter. But after a half-century, stories about the students who traveled to Mississippi that brutal summer in 1964 to register disenfranchised African-...