Tag: Congress

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National

Obamas, Clintons hail legacy of late Rep. Lindy Boggs

In this September 30, 2000 file photo, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Lindy Boggs speaks during a news conference in Rome. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File) “The country has lost a champion for civil rights and a trailblazer for women.” –Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering late congresswoman Lindy Boggs as a champion of civil rights and women’s rights. Boggs, a plantation-born Louisianan who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died Saturday at her home in suburban Washington. She was 97. Boggs represented her Louisiana district for nearly 18 years in the House.

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Opinion

William H. Gray III, the loss of a leader

WILLIAM H. GRAY III The passing of former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, who rose to influential positions in Congress while remaining pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia for over three decades, is a tremendous loss of “transformative leader” of our city and nation. Gray passed away suddenly while in London with one of his sons to attend Wimbledon tennis championship, said a family spokesman. He was 71.His accomplishment in religion, politics, and education was more than most men achieve in a single field. Gray was elected as a Democrat in Congress in 1978 and served as budget committee chairman and majority whip.

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National

Military sexual assault victims detail humiliation

TESTIFIES–Former US Army Specialist BriGette McCoy, left, wipes a tear as former US Army Sgt. Rebekah Havrilla, right, hugs Anu Bhagwati, a former Marine officer and Executive Director and Co-Founder of Service Women’s Action Network, after they all testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 13. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) by Donna Cassata Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — BriGette McCoy, a former Army specialist and a Persian Gulf war veteran, said she was raped when she was 18 and at her first duty station. But she did not report it.