Obama to Kenya Amid Terror Concerns

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(AURN) -- President Obama is traveling to Kenya this summer, the birthplace of his father. But Kenya, has been dealing with issues of terror.  White House Correspondent April Ryan reports, no matter the recent terror attacks in Kenya, the President's trip is a go. LISTEN:  … [Read more...]

Reaction to Gray Decision

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(AURN) -- Freddie Gray's death is deemed a homicide, and six Baltimore City Police officers are being charged. There is reaction to the surprise Friday announcement. White House Correspondent April Ryan with more. More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

President Obama Addresses Baltimore Unrest

President Obama speaks about recent unrest in Baltimore during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- Baltimore is not seeing the violence of yesterday but President Obama chimes in on what is happening in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray who was killed at the hands of White Baltimore City Police Officers. White House Correspondent April Ryan reports:  … [Read more...]

Statement by CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield on Baltimore Rioting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), issued the following statement in response to the death of Freddie Gray and protests in Baltimore, Maryland: “Members of the Congressional Black Caucus offer our deepest … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2015 Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General Today, the Senate finally confirmed Loretta Lynch to be America’s next Attorney General – and America will be better … [Read more...]

Lynch still waiting on Confirmation Vote Date

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Minority Leader Richard Durbin. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(AURN) -- President Obama's nominee for the US Attorney General still does not have a date for a Senate Confirmation vote. The White House and others are now applying pressure as the Senate is said to have enough votes to confirm her. More from White House Correspondent April Ryan.  More news and … [Read more...]

Nigerian Elections and Missing Girls

Civil-rights groups staging a protest against any proposed postponement of the Nigerian elections. (AP Photo / Olamikan Gbemiga)

(AURN) -- Nigerian elections are later this month and White House Correspondent April Ryan tells us Vice President Joe Biden placed phone calls to the candidates. LISTEN:  More news and information at aurn.com … [Read more...]

Another Delay for Lynch Confirmation

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(AURN) -- President Obama's nominee for U.S. Attorney General does not have a date set for her Senate confirmation hearings.  White House Correspondent April Ryan files this report:  More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

April Ryan on Race and the White House

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Selma 50 Years After Bloody Sunday

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com 50 years to the day, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama was the backdrop of a country racially divided.  For this historic anniversary, the bridge stands as a beacon of hope for the scores of people who waited to hear President Obama's reflections of the … [Read more...]