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  • Congressional Black Caucus members react to decision in Ferguson

    WASHINGTON Just as America seems divided on the death of a young black man in Ferguson, Mo., members of the Congressional Black Caucus are showing their own divisions over the racially charged incident that has prompted many in Congress to wonder how they should respond.
  • North Carolina's Rep. Butterfield will lead black caucus

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina was elected Wednesday as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and promised to hold the group of African-American lawmakers together as the "conscience of the Congress." "We have...

    Eric Holder: Mixed legacy at best

    He's not exactly stepping aside quietly. Reaction to Eric Holder's resignation ranged from hagiographic to diabolical. Civil rights leaders praised him as the strongest attorney general since Bobby Kennedy. Fox News derided him as the nation's all-time...

    Goodell in hot seat amid reports video of Rice attack was sent to NFL

    Goodell in hot seat amid reports video of Rice attack was sent to NFL
    An act of domestic violence has already cost a professional football running back his job. Bumbling an investigation into the incident may cost the NFL’s commissioner his. Roger Goodell, who heads the nation’s most successful sports league,...

    Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship

    Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship
    Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.  Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even...