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In Memory

Madeleine Albright to Be Honored by World Leaders, DC Elite

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders and a bevy of U.S. political and foreign policy elite are preparing to pay their... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders and a bevy of U.S. political and foreign policy elite are preparing to pay their respects to the late Madeleine Albright, the child refugee from war-torn Europe who rose to become America’s first female secretary of... Read More

Long-Serving US Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah Dies at 88

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history and a fixture in Utah politics... Read More

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history and a fixture in Utah politics for more than four decades, has died at age 88. The retired senator's death Saturday was announced in a statement... Read More

2022-03-24 14:29:19
by Dan McCue
Madeleine Albright, First Woman to Be US Secretary of State, Dies

WASHINGTON — Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state of the U.S. and a feisty inspiration to generations of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state of the U.S. and a feisty inspiration to generations of women, died on Wednesday, just weeks short of her 85th birthday. The cause was cancer, her daughter Anne said. When... Read More

Rep. Don Young, Longtime Alaska Congressman, Dies at 88

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Rep. Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House,... Read More

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Rep. Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, has died. He was 88. His office announced Young's death in a statement Friday night. "It's with heavy hearts and... Read More

2022-02-18 16:23:34
by Dan McCue
Rep. Hagedorn of Minnesota Dies After Cancer Battle

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., died Thursday night after a two-year-long battle with kidney cancer. His wife, former Minnesota... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., died Thursday night after a two-year-long battle with kidney cancer. His wife, former Minnesota GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan, made the announcement Friday morning via her Facebook page. The congressman was 59. In a post... Read More

2022-02-16 20:21:31
by Dan McCue
Walter Dellinger, Former Acting Solicitor General, Dies

WASHINGTON — Walter Dellinger III, the celebrated constitutional scholar who became almost as famous for biking to work in Washington,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Walter Dellinger III, the celebrated constitutional scholar who became almost as famous for biking to work in Washington, D.C., as he was for arguing landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, has died. The former acting U.S. solicitor... Read More

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' Rock Superstar, Dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d... Read More

2022-01-11 22:11:46
by Dan McCue
Details for Harry Reid Honors Announced

WASHINGTON —The House and Senate Democratic leadership announced the details of ceremonies honoring former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., at the... Read More

WASHINGTON —The House and Senate Democratic leadership announced the details of ceremonies honoring former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., at the Capitol on Thursday. Reid, who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader, will lie in... Read More

2022-01-07 19:05:52
by Kate Michael
Bipartisan Politicians Packed the Pews for Jan. 6 Isakson Memorial

ATLANTA — Many of those not taking part in Jan. 6 proceedings on Capitol Hill were instead coming together in... Read More

ATLANTA — Many of those not taking part in Jan. 6 proceedings on Capitol Hill were instead coming together in the spirit of commemoration to honor the late Sen. Johnny Isakson at his memorial in Atlanta on Thursday.  Pews at... Read More

2022-01-03 18:47:09
by Dan McCue
Harry Reid to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy... Read More

Harry Reid Remembered as a Fighter, Skilled Senate Dealmaker

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He was an accomplished amateur boxer who'd rather dance. But Harry Reid was fond of reminding... Read More

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He was an accomplished amateur boxer who'd rather dance. But Harry Reid was fond of reminding his opponents that he knew how to fight, too. That skill took him far — from poverty in Searchlight, Nevada,... Read More

John Madden, Hall of Fame Coach and Broadcaster, Dies at 85

John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack... Read More

John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday morning, the league said. He was 85. The NFL said he died... Read More

Young South Africans Learn of Tutu's Activism for Equality

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's activism for equality continues to reverberate among young South Africans, many... Read More

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's activism for equality continues to reverberate among young South Africans, many of whom were not born when the clergyman battled apartheid. South Africa is holding a week of mourning for Tutu,... Read More

Walter Mondale, Carter's Vice President, Dies at 93

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death... Read More

Vernon Jordan, Activist, Former Clinton Adviser, Has Died

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died, according to a statement from his daughter.... Read More

2020-10-16 15:40:54
by Dan McCue
National Native American Veterans Memorial to Open Near Capitol Hill Nov. 11

WASHINGTON - Right now, it's just a hub of activity behind a construction area awning at the foot of Capitol... Read More

WASHINGTON - Right now, it's just a hub of activity behind a construction area awning at the foot of Capitol Hill, but come Nov. 11 the site, on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian, will be... Read More

Few in Number, Black Residents in Appalachia Push for Justice

Just as soon as the grand jury decision came down in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several people in... Read More

Just as soon as the grand jury decision came down in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several people in southeastern Kentucky began organizing a candlelight vigil in her memory. Taylor was killed in March by police officers in Louisville,... Read More

2020-07-24 17:14:12
by Dan McCue
John Lewis to Lie in State in the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - Rep. John Lewis will lie in state at the Capitol next week, with the public viewing extended over... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. John Lewis will lie in state at the Capitol next week, with the public viewing extended over two days and moved outdoors to allow for social distancing and public health precautions due to COVID-19. After an invitation-only... Read More

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