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President Obama posthumously honors James Cheney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The three were murdered during Mississippi's Freedom Summer 50 years ago.
There is no announcement yet from the grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black, 18-year-old. The panel is deciding whether to indict a white police officer in his death.
The beloved storybook character probably won't have a new playground named after him in one Polish town. Some officials there complained about the bear's immodest clothing.
If men want to understand child birth, a hospital in China will simulate contractions. A nurse will shock a man's abdomen with electrodes for up to five minutes.
Penguins of Madagascar follows a spy team of penguins, who first appeared in...
Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.
The group Thompson includes folk musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and th...
Folk heroes Richard and Linda Thompson split up, creatively and romantically, in the early 1980s. Now their son Teddy has brought them together — along with other family members — for a new album.