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Stories with person: Lamar Alexander
  • Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 6:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.

  • Biden seeks input for cancer 'moonshot' at Duke University 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 7:25 pm

    DURHAM, North Carolina - With an ambitious funding request pending before Congress, Vice President Joe Biden sought Wednesday to fill out the White House's cancer "moonshot" with input from doctors and researchers at a hub for medical innovation.

  • Officials want to honor World War II soldier from Knoxville 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 2:00 pm

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during World War II.