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Before Michelle, Barack Obama asked another woman to marry him — then politics got in the way
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Before Michelle, Barack Obama asked another woman to marry him — then politics got in the way

Of the books that journalists and historians have written on the life of Barack Obama, three stand out so far. In "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss shows us who Obama is. In "Reading Obama," James T. Kloppenberg explains how …

Milo Yiannopoulos-led protest against CUNY commencement speaker Linda Sarsour turns violent
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Milo Yiannopoulos-led protest against CUNY commencement speaker Linda Sarsour turns violent

Protesters formed a rally over CUNY’s School of Public Health’s commencement speaker civil-rights activist Linda Sarsour (pictured) on Thursday.

A raucous rally against CUNY’s School of Public Health’s commencement speaker ended in violence Thursday when demonstrators clashed with counter-protesters.

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Former Washington State corrections boss in talks to helm New York City’s jail system
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Former Washington State corrections boss in talks to helm New York City’s jail system

Dan Pacholke had a 33-year career in Washington’s prison system and was in the top job for close to six months when a computer glitch led to the mistaken release of 3,000 inmates.

The former head of Washington State corrections …

Hillary Clinton makes ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ reference in her fight for Planned Parenthood
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Hillary Clinton makes ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ reference in her fight for Planned Parenthood

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is as terrified of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ as you are.

The timing of Hulu’s dystopian show The Handmaid’s Tale has been eerily relevant in today’s world, so much so that even Hillary Clinton …

London schools urged to install metal detectors to help stop knife crime
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London schools urged to install metal detectors to help stop knife crime

Police have urged more London schools to install metal scanners to protect children from rising violent crime as the death toll of under-25s from stabbings in the capital this year reached 17.

The “knife arches” are one of a range …

White House Collaborates With Congress On Tough Immigration Bill
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White House Collaborates With Congress On Tough Immigration Bill

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 7, 2017. Picture taken on February 7, 2017. (PHOTO: Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

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FIRST ALERT: Jill says you’ll need a poncho for outdoor events tonight
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FIRST ALERT: Jill says you’ll need a poncho for outdoor events tonight

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Remember you can still get a weather radio programmed for free in Trussville until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and meteorologist Wes Wyatt are at Academy Sports and Outdoors and look forward to meeting …

Sitaram Yechury appeals to non-NDA parties to unite for President poll
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Sitaram Yechury appeals to non-NDA parties to unite for President poll

“People are now out to decide what one will eat, what one will wear and even with whom to roam. This is an attack on the individual rights of a person,” he said.

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today said …

Google’s Waymo worth more than GM, Tesla and Uber?
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Google’s Waymo worth more than GM, Tesla and Uber?

Google launches Waymo, its self-driving car company

Self-driving cars may be the wave of the future. But analysts at Morgan Stanley think one driverless car tech company may already be worth more than all of the US auto industry’s established

Keiko Matsui journeys to her own heart in major world tour
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Keiko Matsui journeys to her own heart in major world tour

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There is a marked difference in the way Keiko Matsui plays nowadays— well into the twilight of her eternally youthful, celebrated career spanning four decades. The jazz-fusion keyboardist/composer’s out with a new album, appropriately titled, Journey To The …