Genocide Resolution Has Precedents Democrats say the U.S. should acknowledge the deaths of Armenians a century ago in what is today Turkey. The White House says lawmakers should stop worrying about the Ottoman Empire and start passing legislation. This type of Congressional resolution follows a great tradition.
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Genocide Resolution Has Precedents

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Genocide Resolution Has Precedents

Genocide Resolution Has Precedents

Genocide Resolution Has Precedents

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A House committee voted this past week to label as genocide the deaths of more than a million Armenians a century ago in what is today Turkey. Democrats say the U.S. should acknowledge this chapter of history. The White House says lawmakers should stop worrying about the Ottoman Empire and start passing legislation. This type of Congressional resolution follows a great tradition.