Black Caucus chief backs Dean

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- White House hopeful Howard Dean won the backing Saturday of Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Elijah Cummings in his bid for the Democratic nomination.

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Bush opposes U of M race preference plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush on Wednesday called the University of Michigan's admissions policies that gave preferences to minorities "fundamentally flawed" and said the administration would file a brief opposing it with the U.S. Supreme Court.
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New anthrax said minimal health risk

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- More anthrax hot spots have been found in the Hart Senate Office Building and in one House office building, a U.S. Capitol Police spokesman said Saturday night,

New anthrax said not health threat

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Elijah Cummings
Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (L) talks to Elijah Cummings (D-MD) before entering the house caucus leadership elections, in Washington on November 16, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch).

Elijah Eugene Cummings (born January 18, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district, serving since 1996. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes just over half of Baltimore City, as well as most of Howard County. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Cummings was born in Baltimore and graduated with honors from Baltimore City College in 1969. He later attended Howard University in Washington, DC, where he served in student government as sophomore class president, Student Government treasurer and later Student Government President. He became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Cummings attended law school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, graduating in 1976 and entering the Maryland Bar in December 1976. He practiced law for 19 years before first being elected to the House in the 1996 elections.

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