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It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >>
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:12 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:12:08 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.More >>
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.More >>
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her...More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:02:49 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >>
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement Tuesday after the Senate passed S.RES. 591, a measure he spearheaded to recognize Birmingham's integral role in the creation of Veterans Day:
"I was proud to work with my colleagues to pass this resolution, which establishes that Birmingham has held the first and longest-running celebration of Veterans Day. This resolution recognizes the role of Birmingham native Raymond Weeks, who is noted as the ‘Father of Veterans Day,' and pays tribute to the men and women in the Armed Forces who are risking life and limb at home and overseas for the United States. Alabama has an incredible tradition of military service and continues to make irreplaceable contributions to our nation's defense. I am honored and humbled to represent so many brave and selfless patriots. They are a source of pride to us all and an example of character unmatched in the world."
In 2003, the House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution that asserted that Emporia, Kansas was the "founding city" of Veterans Day, stated that Alvin J. King was the "founder" of Veterans Day, and recognized Representative Ed Rees as instrumental to the efforts to enact into law the observance of Veterans Day.
Sessions' resolution lays out a timeline of contributions made by the Birmingham Community and Raymond Weeks in order to properly establish Birmingham's role. The city recently conducted its 65th consecutive celebration of Veterans Day—the longest-running and oldest such celebration in the country. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) is a cosponsor of Sessions' resolution.
As the Alabama and Kansas delegation have a long history of cooperation in the creation of Veterans Day, Sessions worked with the Kansas delegation and veterans groups to ensure that the clarifications and declarations in his resolution do not diminish the contributions of the people of Kansas, including the signing of the legislation enacting Veterans Day by Kansas native President Dwight Eisenhower.
Sessions also coordinated with U.S. Representatives Spencer Bachus and Terri Sewell to introduce identical language (H.Con.Res.138) in the House.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Senator Jeff Session's Press Office