The decision to grant a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from New York moves to President Barack Obama's desk after Congress agreed to waive time restrictions on the award. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said the annual defense authorization bill passed Friday lifts the requirement for the medal to be awarded within five years of heroic acts.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 09:55 PM
The annual event has faced mounting pressure... Protesters plan to converge on the nation's capital on Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Thousands of protesters marched down iconic Pennsylvania Avenue on Saturday, arriving at the Capitol to call attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and call for legislative action.
KTVN Reno, Sat, Dec 13 2014 @ 02:42 PM