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How Will the Health Law Impact Coverage for Immigrants?

Posted October 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Non-citizens are three times more likely to be uninsured than U.S.-born residents, although they represent only 20 percent of the nation’s total uninsured. How will the health care reform law will impact this population? Here’s your primer. Continue The U.S. is home to more than 21 million immigrants who are not citizens, and for many of […]

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Irreverent and unapologetic comedian Joan Rivers dies at 81

Posted September 4, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

BY COLLEEN SHALBY September 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM EDT on PBS NewsHour Comedian and television star Joan Rivers, known for her no-holds-barred approach to comedy, has died, her family said in a statement. She was 81. Joan Rivers began a career in stand-up comedy in the 1950s, a time when females were exceedingly rare in […]

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Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Blocked for Nov. Election

Posted October 2, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

A judge said today that Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law cannot take effect until after the Nov. 6 presidential election, meaning that voters in this swing state won’t yet have to show ID at the polls. In his ruling, Judge Robert Simpson said that the state had improved the system to issue voter IDs, but […]

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Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted September 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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Sandy Shifts Attention to Local Leaders, Away From Presidential Race

Posted November 2, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Cars on 14th Street and Avenue C under water. The largest public transportation system in the world shuttered. 5,700 flights canceled. Nearly 7 million people across the East Coast in the dark. And the final campaign push one week until Election Day? On hold. As Hurricane Sandy barreled up the eastern United States before weakening, the super-storm […]

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The Boston Bombers: Who Knew What When

Posted May 1, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

One of the most devastating revelations in the wake of 9/11 was that U.S. intelligence agencies had key pieces of information on the would-be hijackers — but didn’t share them with each other in time to prevent the attack. Since then, the U.S. has poured billions of dollars into federal and private-sector infrastructure to gather […]

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Victory in Hand, Obama Extends Olive Branch

Posted November 7, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Barack Obama was elected to a second term as president Tuesday, reassembling the coalition that lifted him to a historic win four years ago and winning at least six of the key battleground states. The Democratic incumbent received 50 percent of the vote nationwide to 48 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In terms […]

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Will cloud of ethics determine D.C. Mayor’s race?

Posted April 1, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

BY RACHEL WELLFORD March 31, 2014 at 2:31 PM EDT A cloud of ethics is once again hanging over a race for mayor of the nation’s capitol. Now, a day before the Democratic primary, which often decides the outcome of Washington, D.C., mayors’ races, that cloud threatens to imperil the hopes of sitting Mayor Vincent […]

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Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted September 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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Illinois becomes last state to allow ‘concealed carry’

Posted July 10, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

9 July 2013 Last updated at 21:45 ET The mother of a Chicago murder victim says too many people have access to guns Illinois has become the last state in the US to allow residents to carry concealed handguns, after lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto. Large majorities in the state House and Senate dismissed objections […]

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After Coming Out, Jason Collins Gets Support from Across the NBA

Posted May 1, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Jason Collins made headlines this morning as the first male athlete from a major U.S. professional league to announce that he is gay. The NBA free agent wrote his personal account for Sports Illustrated. In the column, co-written by Franz Lidz, Collins says he was reluctant to be the “first” openly gay athlete on the […]

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Obama Outlines Incomplete ‘Journey’ in Sweeping Start to Second Term

Posted January 22, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

BY: CHRISTINA BELLANTONI AND TERENCE BURLIJ President Obama took a place in history Monday as the second commander in chief to take the oath of office four times, and paused to gaze upon a massive crowd waving American flags to celebrate his second term. It was a moment in time, the punctuation mark following an inaugural address that […]

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Though Acceptance for Gay Americans Is Growing, Discrimination Persists

Posted June 18, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

A new survey by the Pew Research Center offers a complex view of what it’s like to be an LGBT American. The survey found that while 92 percent of LGBT Americans say society is more accepting, 53 percent say they still face discrimination. Ray Suarez talks with Paul Taylor, co-author of the survey, and Gary […]

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In Memory of Ruby Dee – Actress, Playwrighter, Screenwriter, Journalist and Activist

Posted June 12, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) Civil rights activist and actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91, Dee’s daughter Nora Davis Day confirmed Thursday. Day said her mother passed away Wednesday night at home in New Rochelle, New York. Dee acted on the Broadway stage and the silver screen. In 1961, she […]

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3 killed, 16 wounded by shooter at Fort Hood

Posted April 3, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

BY PBS Newshour NEWSDESK  April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM EDT  Video by Associated Press Updated 10:30 p.m. EDT Officials revised upwards the number of people killed and wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood. Three people were fatally shot and as many as 16 were injured during the shooting, which is being described as a soldier on soldier incident. […]

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Meet Anqoinette Crosby, Your New Host of Vocal Point

Posted May 16, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

About Anqoinette Anqoinette Crosby is a seasoned journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Anqoinette most recently worked as the On Air Reporter in the award-winning video department at The Washington Post. Anqoinette helped push an iconic print newsroom into a new form of storytelling. She helped create The Post’s first online news program called Post […]

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Analysis: Obama Wins But Washington Unchanged

Posted November 7, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

President Obama has won the election and has four more years to push for economic and social policies passed in his first-term presidency. But with the balance of power in Congress unchanged, Obama may face the same gridlock in Washington. BY BEN FELLER, AP WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s victory means […]

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Posted December 6, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Today, we remember the life of an exemplary world leader, educator and human rights champion, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at age 95. On behalf of the Howard University community, I extend sincere condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa. In leading his nation away from the blight of apartheid, President […]

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In Memory of Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, Activist, and Educator. 1928-2014

Posted May 28, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised […]

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Should Lawmakers and White House Have Been Warned of Petraeus Investigation?

Posted November 14, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

When the Petraeus news hit, congressional leaders bemoaned not being notified beforehand. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Harman, former ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and former Justice Department official Matthew Miller about when and if Congress and the president should be briefed on such investigations. Watch Should Lawmakers Have Been Warned of Petraeus […]

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