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Senate finally confirms Loretta Lynch as attorney general

WASHINGTON — The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama’s next attorney general came to a close Thursday when the Senate finally voted to confirm Loretta Lynch. The 56-43 vote makes Lynch the first African-American female attorney general in U.S. history. But the delay of her nomination neared record-breaking proportions. Republicans leading the Read More…

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Armenians angry at Obama for refusing to use the term ‘genocide’

LOS ANGELES — Some Southland elected officials lashed out Tuesday at news that President Barack Obama would not use the term “genocide” this week when commemorating the 100th anniversary of the killings of about 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. “I’m deeply disappointed that the president, once again, will fail to properly describe the extermination Read More…