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Yusef Komunyakaa reads his poem “I Am Silas” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. I Am Silas We worked the thorn bushes & front garden, hunted quail & jackrabbit deep into the woods, dipped fat hens into...
Photo by Flickr user Michael CoghlanWASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it is taking new steps to encourage certain federal prisoners to seek clemency and is preparing for thousands of new applications. The department plans to broaden the...
What do an eighth grade news anchor from Newark, N.J., a three-time student Emmy winner from Michigan and Montana’s Journalist of the Year scholarship winner all have in common? These students, along with eight other youth journalists from...
Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, was killed by a drone strike in Yemen in 2011. Handout photo NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill...
An armored personnel carrier with a Russian flag drives outside the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk Monday. Photo by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images Today in the Morning Line: Ukraine violence threatens...
A front end loader handles Distillers dried grain, a co-product of ethanol production used as animal feed, at the Mid Missouri Energy ethanol plant in Malta Bend, Missouri in 2010. Photo by Patrick Fallon/BloombergWASHINGTON — Biofuels made...