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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, seen here in June, is reportedly stepping down. Photo by Steve Dipaola/Reuters SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said he planned to resign amid allegations his fiancee used her relationship with him to enrich...
Justin Giuliano, seen here talking to a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, is the founder of a hashtag celebrating lesser known African-American historical figures. “I think it’s damaging when you don’t learn about your history,” he said. When...
WASHINGTON — The former No. 2 agent at the Secret Service is moving to Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a “senior adviser” for cybercrime after being forced out of the agency charged with protecting the president, according to an...
New York Times Columnist David Carr attends the TimesTalks at The New School on February 12 in New York City. He died later that day. Photo by Mark Sagliocco and Getty Images David Carr, the gravelly-voiced veteran of the New York Times media beat...
A New York man holds his power ball tickets ahead of Wednesday’s drawing. Sadly, he didn’t win. Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters When it comes to Powerball, some states may be losers, but a 26 year-old North Carolina mom of 4 is a big...
Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress. Editor’s Note: Sven Beckert is a professor of American history at Harvard University. His latest book, “Empire of Cotton: A Global History,” has just been published by Alfred A. Knopf. He...