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Jennifer Webb-McRae: 'I'm Passionate About Doing Justice Every Day'

Jennifer Webb-McRae is the first female and first African-American prosecutor in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Learn what she is passionate about in this episode of People in America.

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Jennifer Webb-McRae: 'I'm Passionate About Doing Justice Every Day'

  Jennifer Webb-McRae always knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. “I really never wanted to be anything else when I grew up. I knew I wanted to be a lawyer and that was because my family kind of put that notion in my head. They used to tease me and say I argued every point, so I should grow up and be a lawyer.”  But neither Webb-McRae, nor her family, knew how far she would go -- all in her home state of New Jersey. “I am the Cumberland County prosecutor,...

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How Much Medical Information Must Presidential Candidates Release?

  Recent stories about American presidential candidates have raised questions about how much candidates should say about their medical history while running for office. In the United States, no law requires presidential candidates or presidents to release medical records or information about their health to the public. But one recent study of likely voters found that 86 percent of those questioned said a candidate's health is important to their vote. Most presidential...

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News Words: Blackout

This news word has many meaning. Learn them in this week's News Words.

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Americans Mark Start of Hispanic Heritage Month

This is What’s Trending Today.... Thursday marked the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 through October 15. It celebrates the history and culture of people with ancestry in Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas. The observance started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week. September 15 is an important day for many Latin American countries. Five of them -- Costa Rica, El...

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