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Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa whose decades of advocacy helped topple that nation’s apartheid regime, died Thursday, according to media reports. He was 95.
Nelson Mandela, the iconic anti-apartheid leader and political prisoner who rose to the presidency of South Africa, guiding its peaceful transition from racially oppressive rogue state to democracy, has died.
Nelson Mandela, the first president of post-apartheid South Africa who paved the way to racial reconciliation died today at the age of 95. As news of his death circulated around the world, political and civic leaders in the United States mourned his loss.
Although Republicans continue to hold committee hearings to criticize the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Payne, Jr. likened it to Social Security, saying that the bones of the law are good and that they are here to stay.
Rep. Donald Payne will be presenting Thanksgiving baskets to those in need Wednesday at 10:30 am at the offices of the Newark Emergency Services for Families offices at 982 Broad St. in an effort to spotlight Payne's opposition to proposed reductions in SNAP.
Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. is circulating a Dear Colleague letter asking for signatures from fellow representatives. A letter addressed to President Obama asks him to issue a presidential proclamation designating March 2014 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received a delegation of U.S. congressmen on November 25, the Ministry reported. It was reported that bilateral ties between Azerbaijan and U.S. are developing successfully.
New Jersey lawmakers reacted along party lines Thursday to President Barack Obama’s announcement that Americans can keep canceled health insurance policies for a year as companies and consumers adjust to the demands of the Affordable Care Act.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration today assured Congress steps have been taken to prevent the kind of racial profiling that occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport under a controversial TSA behavior detection program.
Lawmakers peppered the head of the Transportation Security Administration with questions Thursday about a screening program that government audits say is little better than random chance at spotting suspicious behavior.