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Ryan tries to clear air with Black Caucus, but poverty divide remains

It was a much-anticipated summit between Rep. Paul Ryan and the Congressional Black Caucus.

White House addresses college rape

The Obama administration has taken another step in its effort to combat rape on college campuses with the release of a new report.

NBA bans Clippers owner Sterling for life

Basketball Commissioner Adam Silver slapped Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime ban from the sport and a $2.5 million fine Tuesday over racist remarks attributed to Sterling.

NBA players protest racist talk attributed to L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling

The players in the National Basketball Association spoke out Sunday about racist comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Celebrate National Park Week April 19-27

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation, announced that the nation’s 401 national parks will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27, 2014 with a free admission weekend and special events nationwide.

The 'Heartbleed' security flaw that affects most of the Internet

A major online security vulnerability dubbed "Heartbleed" could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails.

Stay-at-home moms are on the rise

Staying at home with children is on the rise again in the U.S., but this isn't the story of a great cultural shift. More often, it's an economic necessity.

Official: Obamacare on track to meet original goal

After a surge of sign-ups on enrollment deadline day, Obamacare is now on track to hit the White House's original target of 7 million people signing up, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

MLK praise scrubbed from Bill Clinton speech

A pair of lines praising Martin Luther King, Jr. were scrubbed from an early version of President Bill Clinton's 1998 State of the Union address, apparently after someone in the White House raised questions about how the rhetorical flourishes would ...

Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

An e. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right?

Visionary women talk gender, mentorship and getting out of their own way

I got chills -- not once but several times -- during Tuesday's Google Hangout with five women named to The CNN 10: Visionary Women list.

Obama, Pope Francis meet for first time

U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met Thursday for the first time at Vatican City, offering a chance for a reset of sorts between the administration and Catholic leadership following years of strained relations.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs receives Trailblazer Award

Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier presented the Trailblazer Award to Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

Winter hits housing recovery

Cold weather hurt home prices in January, as a closely watched measure of housing values posted its third straight monthly decline.

Why happiness is healthy

Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define.