Congressman Jim McGovern will speak at the First Churches in Northampton next Sunday evening. The topic will be hunger and poverty. The forum called “Beyond the Bandaid” is sponsored by the church’s Peace and Justice Committee.
An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.
Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.