It's been 20 years since Los Angeles erupted in riots after the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. The city has seen a lot of changes since then, but the police department has undergone an outright transformation.
Newt Gingrich has experienced a long slide since March 6, when he won Georgia's Republican primary. It was his second and final victory of the campaign season, but Gingrich fought to stay in the race through a Southern strategy that never caught on.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It was the first opportunity for senators to inquire about the Secret Service scandal that happened during President Obama's trip to Colombia.
The Senate passed legislation Wednesday aimed at shoring up the U.S. Postal Service while delaying proposed cutbacks. The debate over the possibility of closing hundreds of post offices has pitted rural lawmakers against urban ones. Unless the House acts as well, closings could begin May 15.
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