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Mass Killing in Orlando

The FBI is investigating reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and had used gay dating apps, a U.S. official briefed on the case said Tuesday. A number of possible explanations ...

Publicist: Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home ...

Tubman to be new face of $20 bill, Hamilton stays on $10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces of U.S. currency. The $20 bill will be redesigned with Tubman's portrait on ...

Statement by the President on the Sixth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Just six years ago, the reality in our country was that millions of Americans were locked out of our health care system because they couldn’t afford insurance or because they had pre-existing conditions. Women were charged more than men simply ...

From civil war to civil rights

Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted — by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been locked up for three weeks in Greenwood for helping Blacks register to vote. “After I ...

Dems debate passion versus practicality

With just two weeks to go before the first votes of the 2016 race for president, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged in their most contentious debate match-up to date, underscoring their tightening primary race as the Iowa caucuses ...

President Obama moved to tears on gun violence

President Barack Obama was moved to tears in an unusually emotional display during his announcement of new executive actions on guns. The father of a first-grader killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School introduced President Barack Obama's speech on gun regulation. ...

Ben Carson starts making a play for Florida

Even with Florida Republicans Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in the race, Dr. Ben Carson has the Sunshine State in his sights. Surging in the polls, Carson released a new book Tuesday and Florida will play a prominent role in ...

Shady redistricting plan by the GOP

Republican lawmaker says inmates key to defeating Corrine Brown

Pope arrives in first U.S. visit

Pope Francis landed to a red carpet welcome here on Tuesday afternoon as he opened his first visit to the United States determined to press the world’s last superpower to do more to care for the planet and its most ...

FAMU settles hazing lawsuit

Family receives apology and $1.1M payout.

Remarks by President Obama and his holiness Pope Francis at arrival ceremony

Remarks provided by the White House from today's arrival ceremony on White House South lawn.

Baltimore to pay Gray’s family $6.4 million to settle civil claims

The payment is larger than all police brutality suits against the city since 2011

Black Lives Matter group experiencing growing pains

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, Black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of Blacks at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a booth also represented the group, ...

Vester Lee Flanagan II, aka Bryce Williams, named as suspect in live television shooting in Virginia dies

Police identified Flanagan as the man who walked up to Alison Parker, an on-air reporter, during a live remote interview on WDBJ's morning show.