U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was in the Afghan capital to talk
with officials about improving the justice system and fighting
corruption Wednesday, a day after Afghanistan's top prosecutor defended
himself against allegations that he's being pressured not to pursue
cases against powerful figures.
The prize in a national competition for commencement speaker, President
Barack Obama handed out diplomas and a few hugs as the 280 graduates of
Kalamazoo Central High School filed across a stage in maroon and white
gowns Monday night.
Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee A. Archer, a Tuskegee Airman considered to be the only black ace pilot who also broke racial barriers as an executive at a major U.S. company and founder of a venture capital firm, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 90.
Jones, a gregarious African-American, has been described in the media as the guy who holds the most envious job in the Obama White House. The first green jobs czar in White House history, his is a path less traveled.