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Obama: ‘The Story Of America Is The Story Of Progress’

Obama: ‘The Story Of America Is The Story Of Progress’

Things have changed. That was the message delivered during a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act on Wednesday.

Mickey Rooney, Actor Who Charmed Audiences For More Than 80 Years, Dies

Mickey Rooney, Actor Who Charmed Audiences For More Than 80 Years, Dies

Mickey Rooney, the legendary actor who got his first Hollywood role at the age of 6 and starred in more than 200 films over the course of a turbulent career, has died. He was 93.

Study: The Chicken Didn’t Cross The Pacific To South America

Study: The Chicken Didn’t Cross The Pacific To South America

An analysis of DNA from chicken bones collected in the South Pacific appears to dispel a long-held theory that the ubiquitous bird first arrived in South America aboard an ancient Polynesian seafarer’s ocean-going outrigger.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.

Man Widely Known As The ‘Kissing Sailor’ In 1945 V-J Day Photo Dies

Man Widely Known As The ‘Kissing Sailor’ In 1945 V-J Day Photo Dies

The man widely believed to be at the center of an iconic 1945 photo showing a sailor kissing a nurse in the middle of Times Square on V-J Day has died.

Optional Essay And Other Changes Coming To The SAT

Optional Essay And Other Changes Coming To The SAT

The essay is optional. Scores will return to 1,600. And there will be no penalties if you answer something incorrectly. Those are the big takeaways from the SAT changes announced Wednesday.

Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

The Boy Scouts of America are facing more fallout over their ban on openly gay leaders — this time from Walt Disney World, which has cut off funding through its employee volunteer program.

Delta’s Frequent-Flier Rule Change May Be Sign Of Things To Come

Delta’s Frequent-Flier Rule Change May Be Sign Of Things To Come

Delta Airlines announced that the miles frequent fliers earn on travel will be based more on how much they spend than how far they travel.

Ukraine Crisis: Pro-Russia Gunmen Seize Offices In Crimea

Ukraine Crisis: Pro-Russia Gunmen Seize Offices In Crimea

Tensions continue to rise in Ukraine, where months of public protests led last week to the downfall of President Viktor Yanukovych’s government. His opponents are now installing pro-Western ministers to replace the pro-Russian leaders who worked for Yanukovych.

Who’s Your Buddy? It’s Canada, Americans Say

Who’s Your Buddy? It’s Canada, Americans Say

America’s favorite foreign country is its neighbor to the north, according to a new Gallup World Affairs poll.

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