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A plate sits full of crispy fried catfish. For years, generations of Turners have passed around similar platters during the family’s annual reunion in Tupelo, Mississippi. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Smith/Flickr Editor’s Note: A version of...
Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb listens to speakers at the Urbandale Democrats Flag Day CelebrationPhoto by Scott Olson/Getty Images. WASHINGTON — A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic...
Should parents sign kids up for weeks of camps or leave them to their own devices to fill their summer days? Experts say a mix of both is best. Photo by bsrdn/Flickr. Is a summer packed with science and sports camps, reading assignments and math...
A man holds a plastic bag with oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill south of Freemason Island, Louisiana on May 7, 2010. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government and five states,...
Denver Post photo by Cyrus McCrimmon via Getty Images Who knew people cared so much about what goes into their guacamole, to the point that the suggestion of adding an ingredient for “green” purposes would create such rancor? In a seemingly...
Police block the intersection of I and 8th Street near the Navy Yard in southeastern Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16, 2013. The U.S. Navy base was closed after several people were shot on the base. Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty...