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  • President, VP Honor Longtime Senator Robert Byrd at Memorial

    President, VP Honor Longtime Senator Robert Byrd at Memorial
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- President Barack Obama and thousands of ordinary West Virginians honored the late Robert C. Byrd at a memorial service in the late senator's home state Friday. With the president, Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries on...
  • West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dead At 92

    West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dead At 92
    Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday. He was 92. A spokesman for the family, Jesse...
  • U.S. Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayer for U.S. Supreme Court Judge

    U.S. Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayer for U.S. Supreme Court Judge
    The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve....
  • Ailing Senator Edward Kennedy Requests a Quick Replacement Process

    Ailing Senator Edward Kennedy Requests a Quick Replacement Process
    A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has asked Massachusetts leaders to change state law to allow a speedy replacement if it becomes necessary for him to surrender his seat, fearing a months-long vacancy would deny Democrats a crucial vote on...
  • Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77

    Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. In nearly...
  • Kennedy falls ill at luncheon

    U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was taken from the Congressional luncheon after falling ill. Speaking at the luncheon a few minutes later, President Obama offered his prayers for the senator and his family. In addition to Kennedy falling ill, CNN...
  • Grand Rapids Reacts To Extension Passage

    Grand Rapids Reacts To Extension Passage
    At the Unemployment Claims Office in Grand Rapids, the talk centered around Congress's battle and the unemployment extension. Many showed up at the center to see if their benefits would be back in place. The bill to extend unemployment benefits to 2.5...
  • Frank Beamer's contract a keeper for Virginia Tech and the coach

    Frank Beamer's contract a keeper for Virginia Tech and the coach
    As he schmoozed — few, if any, do it better — at the Virginia High School Coaches' Association clinics this summer in Hampton, I asked Virginia Tech recruiting coordinator Jim Cavanaugh how much longer he thought Frank Beamer would coach the...
  • Crews Begin Removing Bodies From West Virginia Coal Mine

    Crews Begin Removing Bodies From West Virginia Coal Mine
    Crews on Saturday began the bleak task of carrying bodies out of a coal mine shattered by an explosion that left 29 men dead, only hours after families' hopes were crushed when they found out none of the workers survived. It had been an excruciating week...
  • Americans at the mercy of terrorism

    WASHINGTON—The billions of dollars that America spends combating terrorism suddenly seemed paltry Tuesday as the symbols of American power—jet planes, skyscrapers, the Pentagon—became smoking tombs for the victims of a massive and undetected terrorist...