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Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick lose power

These were supposed to be heady days for African-Americans in Congress, with President Barack Obama occupying the White House and a half-dozen blacks holding powerful committee chairmanships and leadership jobs.
But the past two weeks have brought nothing but trouble for members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Two of Congress' most senior African-Americans, Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California, are fighting to save their reputations and quite possibly their jobs over ethics allegations.


LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands – Naomi Campbell told a war crimes tribunal Thursday that she had received some "dirty-looking stones" after a 1997 dinner party with former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor — but added that she didn't know if the stones were actually diamonds or who sent the gift.


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