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March 11, 1997 | From The Washington Post
Assistant Senate Minority Leader Wendell H. Ford (D-Ky.), a crusty congressional insider whose causes have ranged from defending tobacco to promoting easier voter registration rules, announced Monday he will not seek a fifth term next year. Ford, 72, is the second veteran Democratic senator to decide against running again, raising Republicans' hopes of expanding on gains they made in the last two elections. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) announced last month he will retire after four terms.
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March 11, 1997 | From The Washington Post
Assistant Senate Minority Leader Wendell H. Ford (D-Ky.), a crusty congressional insider whose causes have ranged from defending tobacco to promoting easier voter registration rules, announced Monday he will not seek a fifth term next year. Ford, 72, is the second veteran Democratic senator to decide against running again, raising Republicans' hopes of expanding on gains they made in the last two elections. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) announced last month he will retire after four terms.
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March 28, 1989 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
Can a state whose laws call a 16-year-old too young to serve on a jury and too young even to witness an execution impose the death penalty for a crime committed at that age? That question was put to the Supreme Court Monday as the justices again weighed whether to ban the death penalty for juveniles as cruel and unusual punishment. Only 27 of this nation's nearly 2,200 Death Row inmates committed their crimes when they were under 18.
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February 11, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
POP/ROCK Prosecutor vs. Puffy: A prosecutor in the New York weapons possession case against Sean "Puffy" Combs said Thursday that the rap mogul's girlfriend, actress-singer Jennifer Lopez, did not exonerate him before the grand jury, a statement Combs' attorney denounced as "outrageous" and "baseless." Assistant Dist. Atty.
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May 5, 1997 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
It's easy for Cathie Wright, the senior elected Republican woman in California, to organize a caucus of GOP women in the state Senate. All she has to do is walk into one of the Capitol's meeting rooms, pull up a chair and have a nice long talk with herself. "I agree all the time," she said wryly. "The nicest part is I'm always right." Wright, who is from Simi Valley, is the sole Republican woman in the upper house, which as recently as three years ago boasted three.
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