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    It’s Resolved: A Black Woman Will Be Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that Bernette Johnson will be the court's next chief justice, resolving a legal dispute that wound up in federal court. The court's ruling Tuesday says...

    Supreme Ct. Defeats Republican Attempt to Block Ohio Early Voting

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with Democrats on Tuesday in refusing to block a decision over disputed early voting days in the battleground state of Ohio, giving President Barack Obama's campaign...

    Important Ed. Affirmative Action Case Argued Before Supt. Court

    Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court began Oct. 10 over a higher education admissions lawsuit that could lead to a high court ruling with a deep and lasting effect on the nation’s colleges...

    Army’s Top General Backs Leniency for Gen. Kip Ward

    U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, supports allowing Gen. William “Kip” Ward, a Black four-star general and former commander of the U.S. Africa Command, to retire as a...

    Mervyn Dymally, Former California Congressman Dies at 86

    Mervyn Dymally, former California lieutenant governor and U.S. congressman who is often credited with breaking down color barriers and opening doors for minorities in the state, died on Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. He...

    Cummings Seeks GOP Support to Restore Embassy Security Funds

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) Oct. 10 asked Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to cross party lines and join him in calling for supplemental funding bill to restore embassy security funding that was cut by the...

    Early Voting Reinstated but Not Required in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated in-person early voting in the battleground of Ohio on the final three days before the Nov. 6 election, handing a victory to President...

    Obamas Mark 20th Anniversary With Online Messages of Love, Presidential Debate

    America’s first couple celebrated 20 years of marriage on Oct. 3, and took to Twitter to express their love. “Happy 20th anniversary, Barack. Thank you for being an incredible partner, friend, and father every day....

    Cummings Wants GOP Consultant Scrutinized

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wants to know what a longtime Republican elections consultant knew about voter registration fraud in Florida and when he knew it. The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform...

    Judge Halts Pa.’s Tough New Voter ID Requirement

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge postponed Pennsylvania's controversial voter identification requirement on Tuesday, ordering the state not to enforce it in this year's presidential election but allowing it to go into full effect...

    Churches Using ‘Souls to Polls’ to Rally Vote

    MIAMI (AP) — It's not just the collection plate that's getting passed around this fall at hundreds of mainly African-American and Latino churches in presidential battleground states and across the nation. Exhorting congregations to register...

    Nobel Laureate Obama Addresses World Peace Issues

    Heads of state from around the globe gathered at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York this week for the 67th Annual UN General Assembly. A range of topics were discussed, including ways to settle...

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