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Dr. William E. ‘Bill’ Ward, former mayor of Chesapeake, NSU professor dies at 84

Dr. William E. “Bill” Ward, the first African-American mayor of Chesapeake and the only official to serve the longest in that role, has died.

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Congressional Black Caucus calls for decriminalizing marijuana use

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for decriminalizing marijuana use. The group wants the federal government to get out of the prohibition business when it comes to the drug, a position it says is supported by an overwhelming majority of the 48-member caucus.

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President Obama says world should resist cynicism over rise of power politics

In his highest profile speech since leaving office, former President Obama on Tuesday denounced the policies of President Trump without mentioning his name, taking aim at the “politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment,” and decrying leaders who are caught lying and “just double down and lie some more.”

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Expanded Medicaid, more time for recess among new state laws

Hundreds of new Virginia laws went into effect Sunday, July 1.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies

A private funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush, the only American woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, will be held on Saturday, April 21, at a Houston church where her family has been members since the 1950s, officials said.

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Bridal designer Amsale Aberra dies at 64

Bridal Fashion Week this time around will include a tribute to couture designer Amsale Aberra, who died of cancer just days before her scheduled show.

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Gospel music stars shine at 33rd Stellar Awards ceremony

Gospel singer, composer and choir director James “JJ” Hairston was the top winner last weekend at the 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, winning six awards.

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Lerone Bennett Jr., noted historian of black America, dies at 89

Perhaps no other voice — or pen — captured the real life of Africans and African-Americans like Lerone Bennett Jr., the former editor of Ebony and JET magazines.

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Symbolism fills official portraits of Obamas

They have been called “stunning,” “compelling,” “powerful” and “unexpected.” And now, the official portraits of former President Obama and his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

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8.7M people signed up for Obamacare

More than 8.7 million people nationally signed up for coverage for 2018 under the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that was a hallmark of the Obama administration, the government reported last week.

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