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President Obama Presents Medal Of Honor To 24 Veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn’t get their due. On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation’s wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The servicemen – Hispanics, Jews and African-Americans – were identified following a congressionally mandated review to ens ...

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President Rachar Alsad and Syria

President Rachar Alsad and Syria By P. L. Wright Sr. Ph.D. Listening to television news about the situation in Syria and the conflicting evidence presented to the congress and the public may not be enough to gain support for a military strike on Syria by the United States. Since Rachar Alsad has stated publicly that some of his soldiers have also been exposed to chemical nerve gas, why doesn’t the United St ...

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Obama leaves L.A. after star-studded fundraising swing

Obama leaves L.A. after star-studded fundraising swing By Steven Herbert City News Service President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters at a campaign event at the Nokia Theater, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES - About a half-hour behind schedule, President Barack Obama left Los Angeles today bound for Keene in Kern County for the establis ...

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Bill Clinton will highlight convention tonight with forceful defense of Obama

          CHARLOTTE — President Obama traveled here to this convention city on Wednesday as his Democratic predecessor, former President Bill Clinton, was set to officially nominate him for a second term with a primetime address that will offer a spirited defense of Obama’s record. As the Democratic National Convention’s second day was gaveled into order at 5 p.m., party delegates voted to change their part ...

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Labor organizing as a Civil Right

In the United States, worker rights and civil rights have a deep and historic connection. What is slavery, after all, if not the abuse of worker rights taken to its ultimate extreme? A. Philip Randolph, president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, recognized this link and, as early as the 1920s, ...

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