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On the 5th Anniversary of I-35W Bridge Collapse, Klobuchar honored the victims and heroes on floor of U.S. Senate

During a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Klobuchar highlights stories of survivors and calls for increased investment in nation’s roads and bridges to prevent a future tragedy.

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Luchelle Stevens named campaign manager in statewide coalition effort to defeat photo elections amendment

Luchelle Stevens has been named Campaign Manager of the statewide coalition effort to defeat the photo ID elections amendment, announced the Our Vote Our Future campaign. Stevens, a Minnesota native, served as the Political Director and then Executive Director for the SEIU Minnesota State Council before joining the Service Employees International Union in D.C.

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Bachmann’s claims outrageous

Bachmann’s claims outrageous

Rep. Keith Ellison said he is perplexed by accusations being made by another Minnesota lawmaker that he has ties to Islamic organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Pictured: (Left to Right) U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN)

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Remembering the Victims of the Aurora, Colorado Shooting

President Obama honors the victims of the tragedy in Colorado, those who knew and loved them, and those who are struggling to recover.

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NAACP convention highlighted voting challenges

NAACP convention highlighted voting challenges

Pictured: NAACP President Ben Jealous vows to protect the ballot

HOUSTON (NNPA) – The NAACP’s recently concluded national convention here saw its share of highlights. They included dramatic and powerful addresses by political and civil rights leaders and a host of workshops aimed at empowering members for active participation in the November presidential election.

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Obama needs another record Black turnout to win

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If Black voter turnout reverts to the level it was before Barack Obama was elected president of the United States in 2008, the nation’s first Black president will have a difficult time winning a second term in the White House, concludes a National Urban League report released Monday.

The report, “The Hidden Swing Voters: Impact of African-Americans in 2012,” was written by Madura Wijewarden and Valerie Wilson of the National Urban League Policy Institute based in Washington.

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McCollum legislation fights child marriage

McCollum legislation fights child marriage

Pictured: Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Ambassador Melanne Verveer visit Grameen and BRAC projects at Shingair village, Manikganj earlier this year.

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) have once again introduced legislation to stem the devastating impact of child marriage on young girls in developing countries. An estimated 10 million girls are married before the age of 18 each year, some as young as 7. The McCollum-Schock International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act, H.R. 6087, promotes and protects the rights of girls in the developing world.

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Obama for America: SNAPSHOT: Coverage of Romney's big Bain lie

CHICAGO, IL – While running for both Governor and President, Mitt Romney has consistently claimed that he couldn't be held accountable for bankruptcies and layoffs resulting from Bain investments after February 1999 since he departed for the Olympics. But this morning's Boston Globe report exposes Romney's big Bain lie.

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Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs: Obama Tax Proposal is the Right Policy at the Right Time

Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Progressive Caucus is in support of President Obama's plan to extend middle-class tax cuts, while raising taxes on the wealthy.

Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released a statement following the President's call on Congress to cut taxes for Americans making under $250,000.

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Nigeria and Russia clash over rights to aluminum plant

Nigeria and Russia clash over rights to aluminum plant

Jul. 10 (GIN) – Nigeria's Supreme Court has ruled against one of the most powerful industries in Russia, promising what could be a very nasty fight.

Moscow-based Rusal, the world's biggest aluminum producer, claims to have bought the former state-owned Alscon aluminum processing plant, fair and square. It was sold by Nigeria's privatizing agency that now faces scrutiny for selling off Nigeria's state assets for less than their worth.

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Mandela's birthday clouded by leaked email from Winnie to ANC

Mandela's birthday clouded by leaked email from Winnie to ANC

Jul. 10 (GIN) – As preparations get underway for the July 18th, 94th birthday of former president Nelson Mandela, hurt and angry feelings were expressed by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who claimed ‘shabby treatment’ by the ruling ANC party.

The Mail & Guardian newspaper reported that Mrs. Madikizela-Mandela accused the ANC of disrespecting the Mandela family and of “never having any interest in celebrating Tata’s (Mandela’s) birthday except to gate crash on the family’s arrangements.”

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