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  • Eric H. Holder Jr., U.S. attorney general, is stepping down

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., the first African American to fill the nation's top law enforcement post, announced Thursday he was stepping down, ending a nearly six-year tenure as one of the Obama administration's most progressive voices and polarizing...
  • Lawyer: Map is unconstitutional: Front & Center

    Last month Florida lawmakers redrew the boundaries for the state's congressional districts after Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled their previous map violated the Fair District amendments to the Florida Constitution; those amendments require lawmakers to...
  • Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance

    Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance
    Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...
  • State Football Capsules: Huge Game For Sacred Heart

    Saturday's matchup between Sacred Heart and Bryant in Fairfield is essentially a conference championship game. Sacred Heart, looking to earn the Northeast Conference's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs for the second year in a row, enters 8-2, 4-1 in NEC...
  • Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department

    Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder’s impressive legacy in civil rights and prison reform didn't start when he was sworn in five years ago. It emerged with a burst of energy and new-found political freedom that followed President Obama’s reelection in...
  • Fort Lauderdale wants to rename street in former commissioner's honor

    Fort Lauderdale wants to rename street in former commissioner's honor
    A section of Fort Lauderdale's Northwest Seventh Avenue, already renamed Avenue of the Arts, may soon have a longer name to honor a former city commissioner who died in April. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution requesting that Broward County...
  • Mosher tells Mathews NAACP he wants to protect 'social safety net'

    MATHEWS — Democrat Norm Mosher told the NAACP in Mathews County on Monday night that the three legs of the "social safety net" — Medicare, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act — continue to be under attack by Republicans....
  • Divvy dogs, Swiffer babies and other Chicago ideas

    Divvy dogs, Swiffer babies and other Chicago ideas
    In honor of Chicago Ideas Week, which ended Sunday, let us celebrate a different kind of Chicago idea. All praise to CIW, an annual gathering of brainy people who lead public sessions intended to inspire new ideas. But there are plenty of Chicagoans...
  • Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe

    Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe
    When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts asked the federal government to review allegations of brutality in the police force, he turned to a familiar face: Ronald L. Davis, the head of the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented...
  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Texas voter ID law

    U.S. Supreme Court upholds Texas voter ID law
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory. The move,...
  • Police need to be well-armed

    Kudos to Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez for having a round-table discussion recently with representatives of the local NAACP and heads of his first responder units. These meetings are important in keeping the lines of communication and trust open...