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October 29th, 2013
Written by Laurie Kellman in All About Family with 0 Comments
Witnesses, from left, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard Law School; David LaBahn, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys president and CEO; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at Cato Institute; John R. Lott, Jr., president, Crime Prevention Research Center of Swarthmore, Pa.; and Lucia McBath of Atlanta, Ga.; are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
Stand Your Ground laws continued to be challenged, most recently during a hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee. Trayvon Martin's mother told a panel of senators Tuesday that state stand your ground self-defense laws do not work and must be amended, reviving the politically charged gun control issue a year ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. But little besides politics emerged...
October 24th, 2013
Written by Toby Sterling - Associated Press in All About Family with 0 Comments
Dutch Sinterklaas celebration with Black Peter
The fastest growing Dutch language Facebook page received one million 'likes' in one day. However, this page represents one side of a growing controversy surrounding the tradition of Black Pete. While the page in question supports the role that Black Petes play in Sinterklaas children's festivals, many are calling the clowns in blackface racist. The mushrooming popularity of the "Pete-ition" page...
October 3rd, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in All About Family with 0 Comments
Millions of minorities and low income people eligible for subsidized health insurance under Obamacare may not be able to get health coverage.
A new report indicates millions of minorities and low income people eligible for subsidized health insurance under Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, may be shut out of health coverage because they simply do not have bank accounts. The report is the first to examine the critical role that access to banking may play in providing health insurance under Obamacare, an issue that could exacerbate...
September 21st, 2013
Written by Phillip Elliott - Associated Press in All About Family with 0 Comments
Gov. Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is demanding that federal officials abandon their challenge of his state's voucher system, accusing the Justice Department of being more interested in doing favors for teacher unions than helping students. In an appearance blocks from the Justice Department that was just as much about politics as policy, Jindal said President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric...
September 18th, 2013
Written by Kevin McGill in All About Family with 0 Comments
School Protester
House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican congressional leaders show their support for the use of vouchers for private schools when they urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to end efforts that could block Louisiana from issuing new private school tuition vouchers in some districts. The department filed a motion last month in federal court saying new vouchers should not be issued in...


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