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Wicked weather threatens to upend best-laid Thanksgiving travel plans

The nasty weather tantrum that has already left a mess on its march from California through Texas and soaked the South is now expected to ice up roads in the Northeast.

JFK assassination a collective memory for American children

As the 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible rolled down Elm Street in Dealey Plaza, three shots rang out in Dallas, their echoes lodging in the memories of America's youth for years to come.

O'Malley testing the 2016 waters in New Hampshire

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley hoped to turn heads in New Hampshire this weekend and get his share of the early speculation surrounding the 2016 presidential race with a buzzy new video about his leadership credentials.

Dolphins owner to meet with Jonathan Martin: 'We want to get to the bottom of it'

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will meet with Jonathan Martin on Wednesday to learn why the player left the NFL team.

Oldest World War II vet Richard Overton, 107, honored by President Obama

At 107 years old, World War II veteran Richard Overton credits God for his longevity.

Debunking 4 Obamacare myths: Both sides get it wrong

For four years, we've witnessed a non-stop political brawl over Obamacare.

Koch brothers fire back at Belafonte after Klan comments

In a rare move, a spokesman for the Koch brothers made a statement defending the Republican super donors after Harry Belafonte likened the billionaire chemical tycoons to the Ku Klux Klan.

Government shutdown: Who gets paid, and when

If a federal worker is on the job, he or she must be paid. The only question is when.

Government shutdown harder on black workers

Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Young and healthy needed to make Obamacare mandate work

Lauren Zanardelli and Graham Foster are the kind of customers the government needs to make Obamacare work.

House vote could worsen food insecurity

A vote by a majority of Republican members of the House of Representatives to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP) could further jeopardize millions of people receiving assistance.

HBCUs must adapt to teach the 21st century students

As historically Black colleges and universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive in the 21st century.

U.S. shutdown impact on travelers

Planning to travel in or to the United States and wondering if the U.S. government shutdown will hit your plans?

Bill Clinton: Chelsea would be a better president 'over the long run'

Former President Bill Clinton thinks his wife would be a better president right now but in the long term, it's all about his daughter Chelsea.

USPS releases Ray Charles stamp

With apologies to Chuck D, many African-American heroes are now appearing on United States Postal Stamps.