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John Conyers, Jr.

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  • 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...
  • Rep. Bobby Scott speaks out on Ferguson riots

    Rep. Bobby Scott speaks out on Ferguson riots
    U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, signed a letter with two other lawmakers expressing concern about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed black teen by police. A national debate has emerged over the...
  • Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin

    Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin
    The Sunday morning guest list: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. She has written the memoir "Off...
  • Report: NFL Got Rice Video In April

    An act of domestic violence has already cost a professional football running back his job. Bumbling an investigation into the incident might cost the NFL's commissioner his. Roger Goodell, who heads the nation's most successful sports league, has been...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Great Performances'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Great Performances'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 14 - 20, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Reckless Lee Anne's (Georgina Haig) case...
  • Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief

    Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief
    Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
  • Herman Wallace dies at 71; ex-inmate held in solitary for 41 years

     Herman Wallace dies at 71; ex-inmate held in solitary for 41 years
    For most of the past 41 years, Herman Wallace was allowed to leave his 6-by-9-foot Louisiana prison cell for only an hour a day a few times a week. He foresaw no end to the hours and days of his solitary confinement. Convicted in the fatal 1972 stabbing...
  • In Alex Odeh's 1985 slaying, still seeking answers

    In Alex Odeh's 1985 slaying, still seeking answers
    Twenty-eight years ago, more than 1,000 people gathered at a Catholic church in Orange to mourn Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader who was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices. Odeh, who was 41 and the father...
  • Answers sought in 1985 slaying of Palestinian activist Alex Odeh

    Answers sought in 1985 slaying of Palestinian activist Alex Odeh
    Nearly three decades after Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader, was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices, the slaying remains unsolved. At the time, the White House condemned the killing as an act of terrorism....