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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is showcasing the work of students from around the country who produced short films about service and giving back for a White House contest. The budding filmmakers include a Montana 6-year-old alarmed about...
“Here’s your venti decaf soy latte with caramel drizzle. So what’s your take on Black Twitter’s impact on social discourse?” Photo by David Ryder/Reuters I woke up one morning this week to discover that Starbucks had decided...
A black man was found hanging in a tree in Mississippi, and now, federal and state investigators are trying to determine if his death was a suicide or homicide. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Bureau of...
One-year-old Jaeliece Ortiz enjoys some of the food (fruit juice) her mother (Rebecka Ortiz) just brought home after shopping with her SNAP (food stamps) card. About a fifth of SNAP recipients are eligible for grant-funded training programs designed...
Representative Aaron Schock, R-Ill., during 2014 an interview in Washington, D.C. The Justice Department opened an investigation into Schock’s House office expenses. Schock personally reimbursed $40,000 following a recent revelation that he...
Photo by Nick David/Taxi via Getty Images. In 2013, Harvard professor Robert Putnam published an op-ed in the New York Times titled “Crumbling American Dreams.” That essay was the precursor to the book, “Our Kids,” released this week to high...