New Librarian of Congress is first woman, first African-American
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. TRUMP ROLLS OUT CHILD CARE, MATERNITY LEAVE PLANS
The proposals to guarantee new mothers six weeks paid maternity leave and make child care more affordable breaks with conservative orthodoxy.
2. CLINTON TO RETURN TO CAMPAIGN TRAIL THURSDAY AFTER PNEUMONIA BOUT
Clinton is scheduled to address the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute dinner in Washington on Thursday evening and appear on "The Tonight Show" Friday.
3. SYRIA CEASE-FIRE DEAL RIFE WITH LEGAL QUESTIONS FOR US-RUSSIA COOPERATION
The first hurdle is that Congress has enacted a law prohibiting any military cooperation with Moscow in the wake of Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine.
4. FORMER ISRAELI PRESIDENT SHIMON PERES SUFFERS MAJOR STROKE
Dr. Itzik Kreiss, director of the Sheba Medical Center, says Peres experienced "lots of bleeding" as a result of the stroke.
5. WHY U.S. HOUSEHOLDS GOT A RAISE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2007
Higher minimum wages in many states and tougher competition among businesses to fill jobs pushed up pay last year, while low inflation made those paychecks stretch further.... MORE
Shreveport HIV/AIDS Call to Action:
Half of black, quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. Heterosexuals not immune.
The Beatings Paradigm: A carryover from our slavery past? Is there a correlation between planta-tion coding, and black parenting and discipline?
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