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Congressional Democrats pen letter to Goodell on Ray Rice case

Congressional Democrats pen letter to Goodell on Ray Rice case

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Twelve Democrats from the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, condemning his lack of transparency in the Ray Rice case.
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DEA paid Amtrak employee for passenger lists

DEA paid Amtrak employee for passenger lists

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) --The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee for passenger lists instead of working with Amtrak police, an inspector general's report said.
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Europe's river cruises on a roll

Europe's river cruises on a roll

European river cruises and exotic locales, such as Cuba and Myanmar, that were not so long ago off-limits to U.S. visitors top the list of expected travel trends for 2014, travel experts say.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., explains tweet about being called black

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen explained a tweet in which he said a black man called him black by saying, "My constituents don't look at me as a white person."

Congressman not the father of woman he thought was daughter

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is not the father of a woman he thought was his out-of-wedlock daughter, a paternity test revealed.
The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy

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Is the grass turning greener for marijuana laws in the United States?
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Cohen says 'friend' is really his daughter

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A woman U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., described as a family friend is really his daughter, and he didn't know about her until three years ago, an aide said.
Giffords officially vacates House seat

Giffords officially vacates House seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., officially resigned from Congress Wednesday to focus on recovering from a gunshot wound she got during a 2011 shooting spree.
Warhol's Taylor portrait up for sale

Warhol's Taylor portrait up for sale

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- Andy Warhol's 1963 portrait of screen icon Elizabeth Taylor is expected to fetch at least $20 million at a New York auction, The Wall Street Journal said.

Memphis mayor resigns to seek House seat

MEMPHIS, June 26 (UPI) -- Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton says he is resigning his post in order to seek a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Cohen wins primary in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A white Jewish congressman in a majority black district in Memphis beat a controversial Democratic primary challenger Thursday, election returns showed.

Race, religion enter Tenn. Dem primary

MEMPHIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The campaign of a Tennessee attorney running in the Democratic congressional primary is invoking race and religion in ads against the incumbent.

House resolution apologizes for slavery

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives, on a voice vote Tuesday, approved a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation of African-Americans.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

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Report: W.Va. justice a 'hellhole'

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A report listing West Virginia No. 4 in the "judicial hellhole" national rankings drew -- predictably -- mixed comments.
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Stephen Ira Cohen (born May 24, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Tennessee's 9th district includes almost three-fourths of Memphis. Cohen is Tennessee's first Jewish congressman.

Cohen was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 24, 1949 to pediatrician Morris D. Cohen and his wife Genevieve. He has two older brothers, Michael Corey and Martin D. Cohen. He is a fourth-generation Memphian, and is the grandson of a Jewish newsstand owner who immigrated from Lithuania. Cohen contracted polio when he was five, and the disease caused him to shift his attention from sports to politics at an early age. When Cohen was eleven, John F. Kennedy made a campaign stop in Memphis, and Cohen took a picture of Kennedy sitting on a convertible. Cohen describes Kennedy as his political hero; the picture still hangs in his office. In 1961, Cohen’s family moved to Coral Gables, Florida where his father received a fellowship in psychiatry at the University of Miami. From 1964 to 1966, the Cohen family resided in Pasadena, California where Dr. Cohen had a fellowship in child psychiatry at the University of Southern California. Cohen, who attended Polytechnic School, returned to Florida in 1966 to graduate from Coral Gables High School before returning to Memphis where his father established his private psychiatry practice.

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