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Image courtesy of Disney. It was only a matter of time before Princess Elena of Avalor graced the living rooms of children around the United States. Disney’s new princess has the same almond eyes, tiny waist and waist-length hair as her predecessors...
What does your taste in movies say about your political persuasion, if anything at all? The historical feature “Selma” was nominated for two Oscars this year: best picture and best original song. Photo courtesy Paramount Pictures. I live...
The Radical Brownies march with the Black Lives Matter movement. Photo courtesy of Radical Brownies. When Marilyn Hollinquest was a child, she struggled to understand injustice she experienced in her community. “I was not equipped with the tools...
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images WASHINGTON — After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. “After putting considerable thought into making...
NewsHour still shot. Editor’s Note: For his story on Super Bowl betting, Paul Solman interviewed an illegal bookie named Tim. We don’t know his last name, and he asked us not to show his face on the NewsHour. But what he had to say about...
Consumers continued to spend big in the October-to-December period of last year. Photo courtesy of Walmart Flickr. The U.S. economy grew 2.6 percent in the last three months of 2014, more slowly than in the previous two quarters of the year. That...