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Pentagon set to lift transgender ban

The Defense Department could announce as soon as this week how it will lift the ban on transgender persons serving in the U.S. military, according to several defense officials.

The best and worst states to raise children in

Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday.

Can you recognize the faces in these combs?

It's a well recognized image. Today's modern hand fisted Afro comb. One artist has used its symbol to celebrate black activists jailed fighting for freedom, fairness and social justice.

Cavaliers win NBA championship

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals, defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday's deciding Game 7.

AMTRAK offering extra discount for members of military

Amtrak is honoring the dedication of the nation’s military by offering active-duty U.S. personnel, their spouses and dependents an extra 10 percent discount on travel on most Amtrak trains. Three days advance purchase is required.

Oprah Winfrey is writing a cookbook, puts memoir 'on hold'

Oprah Winfrey is writing her first cookbook, "Food, Health and Happiness: 'On Point' Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life."

Orlando GoFundMe campaign sets record

A crowdfunding campaign to support the Orlando Pulse shooting victims and their families has pulled in more than $4 million.

Officer: Van driver was responsible for Freddie Gray

Baltimore police Officer William Porter said Monday that Caesar Goodson had custody of Freddie Gray while Gray was inside the police wagon, and therefore was responsible for him.

Kerry Washington to domestic violence victims: 'There is a way out'

Kerry Washington has a message for women who feel trapped in an abusive relationship: "There is a way out."

#TonysSoBlack : 'Hamilton' helps diversity sweep theater awards

"Hamilton" may have failed Sunday night at the 70th annual Tony Awards to clinch the most awards ever won, but the smash-hit musical still helped make history.

Orlando blood bank calls for blood donations and hundreds lined up to donate

After the worst mass shooting in history, there was an immediate and urgent call for blood donors to help the hospitals working with the massive influx of injured.

Racial disparities persist in U.S. schools, study finds

It's been more than a half a century since the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling found that "separate but equal" has no place in U.S. public schools.

Stephen Curry to skip Olympics in Rio

Stephen Curry will skip the Rio Olympics, the two-time NBA MVP announced in a statement on Monday.

What made Muhammad Ali 'The Greatest'?

A conversation about Muhammad Ali could go on for hours before even beginning to touch on the sporting legacy he left in the ring.

Army Reserve officer Deshauna Barber crowned Miss U.S.A. 2016

An Army Reserve officer and I.T. analyst from the District of Columbia has been crowned Miss U.S.A. 2016 after mounting a strong defense of women in combat roles in the military.

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