Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Georgia, defeating US Rep. John Kingston. Georgia is a red state, but rise of minorities, who tend to vote Democratic, gives Michelle Nunn a better-than-usual chance.
The millions of tweets about the abducted Nigerian girls and now a killing rampage against women in California show the progress in global efforts to confront the issue of violence against women. Exposure of the problem is halfway to ending it.
Serving as US ambassador to the Soviet Union, Democratic Party chairman, and President Jimmy Carter's campaign manager, Robert S. Strauss was a political powerhouse and well-respected Washington insider. He died Wednesday.
Bill Clinton and Hilllary Clinton said they were saddened by Joan Mondale's passing, but honored by her friendship. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama praised her many contributions to the arts community.