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  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Meryl Streep asks Congress to revive ERA

    No actor or actress can match Meryl Streep's 19 Academy Award nominations, and only Katharine Hepburn has bested her three Oscars for acting. So maybe it's conceivable that Streep's letter Tuesday to each member of Congress can somehow revive the Equal Rights Amendment, politically dormant since its high-water mark four decades ago.
  • Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'

    Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'
    President Obama marked the "solemn" anniversary of the 1915 massacre of more than 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, but stopped short Thursday of using the term genocide despite a 2008 pledge to do so as president. Obama ‎called the massacre...

    Armenian hopes crushed as Obama decides not to use the word 'genocide'

    Armenian hopes crushed as Obama decides not to use the word 'genocide'
    White House officials have decided that President Obama will not use the word “genocide” to describe the killings of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks when he commemorates the deaths Friday, the 100th anniversary of...

    Lawmakers ask Roger Goodell to clarify NFL's domestic violence policy

    Lawmakers ask Roger Goodell to clarify NFL's domestic violence policy
    Is the NFL doing enough to hold teams and their owners accountable for stamping out domestic violence from within their franchises? That's what two members of Congress are asking NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter asking him to clarify what...

    2 members of Congress write Roger Goodell about domestic violence

    2 members of Congress write Roger Goodell about domestic violence
    WASHINGTON -- Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence. In a letter sent Tuesday to Goodell, Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from...