President Barack Obama told graduates at a historically black university that they had “responsibilities” to help others rise above joblessness, depressed wages and widespread violence in their communities.
Almost two in three eligible blacks cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election, marking the first time they had a higher voter turnout rate than non- Hispanic whites, a U.S. Census Bureau analysis shows.
A Virginia judge threw out a plan to pay for a $2.1 billion tunnel project in the state’s southeastern region, ruling that lawmakers can’t give the state transportation department free rein in setting tolls.
As investigators searched for a motive in the Boston Marathon bombings, the two brothers suspected in the attack emerged as markedly different personalities: the older moving closer toward Islamic fundamentalism, the younger socializing like a typical American college student.
The FBI, initially lauded for its quick identification of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, now is facing scrutiny from lawmakers about its handling of a 2011 Russian tip that might have averted the attack.
President Barack Obama used his first official visit to Israel and the West Bank to build urgency for restarting peace talks and seek more patience on confronting Iran, often speaking past government leaders to harness public support.