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Barbara Lee, Democrats Say Republican Spending Policy Unfairly Hurts Families of Color and Students

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats, including California Congresswoman Barbara Lee, came to Howard University last Tuesday to dramatize how, they say, Republican-initiated federal funding policies are disproportionately hurting black and Hispanic college students, black and Hispanic families and the educational opportunities for all public school students. Lee, whose 13th district includes Oakland, Berkeley and ...

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Michelle Obama, Biden, Praise Women for Service

Whether women are in uniform in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, or they are the wives of those in harm’s way or they are the sisters and caregivers back home, they are an integral part of keeping America safe, First Lady Michelle Obama said during a special Veterans Day luncheon to celebrate the contributions of U.S. women abroad and at home. The first lady and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden ...

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Obama Extends US Military Mission in Afghanistan into 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands the conflict off to his successor. Obama had originally planned to pull out all but a small, embassy-based U.S. military presence by the end of next year, a timeline ...

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NC Appeals Court denies compensation in Wilmington Ten case

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   The outrage continues to grow after the NC Court of Appeals this week, in an unanimous opinion by a three-judge panel, ruled that the family members of Connie Tindall, Ann Sheppard, William “Joe” Wright and Jerry Jacobs – four deceased members of the Wilmington Ten, will not be awarded compensation for their false imprisonment and years of suffering. Their f ...

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