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City officials are working on applications for federal funds to be used to reduce the number of backlogged rape kit cases.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen announced this week that two new federal grants aimed at eliminating such backlogs around the country are now accepting applications. Together, the grants have $41 million available to cities nationwide.
Orestes “Minnie” Minoso — the “Cuban Comet” who broke barriers for Latin baseball players in America — was remembered Saturday as a pioneer for Chicago’s immigrants, a loving family man and a true baseball fan long past his playing days.
CHICAGO — To White Sox fan Theresa Pawlicki, the small crowd of people gathered outside Holy Family Church for Minnie Minoso’s funeral service Saturday seemed, oddly, like a reunion of long-lost friends.
“Just talking to all these fans, hearing their stories about Minnie, they all have such a special connection to him,” she said, blinking to hold back tears.
All aboard! Dogs and cats could ride along as passengers on some Amtrak trains under a pilot program passed by the U.S. House as part of a bill to reauthorize funding for the rail service.
When Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, took to the House floor on Wednesday, he paid tribute to former White Sox player Minnie Minoso, the first black player from Latin America, who died on Sunday.
WASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.
WASHINGTON — Some are standing with President Obama. Some are protesting the actions of the House speaker, John A. Boehner. Still others say they do not want to be props in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election campaign.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress “political theatre” worthy of an Oscar and said he was right to boycott it.
“The political game was won,” the Memphis Democrat said, “but the world game of peace was lost.”
[MEMPHIS, TN] - Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued the following statement after learning that his friend and hero Minnie Minoso passed away this morning:
Close study of major changes in official American policies and attitudes reveals a principle that has been informally given the name of "Nixon-Goes-to-China" — a reference to President Richard Nixon's historic 1971 diplomatic opening to a country that U.S. officialdom had always withheld recognition from.