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On Memorial Day Eve, President Obama Visits Troops In Afghanistan

On Memorial Day Eve, President Obama Visits Troops In AfghanistanUnder the cover of darkness and on the eve of Memorial Day, President Obama landed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit with U.S. troops.

Tennessee Gov. OKs Allowing Electric Chair For Executions

Tennessee Gov. OKs Allowing Electric Chair For ExecutionsTennessee's governor has signed a bill that would allow the state to use of the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

Texas Set For First Execution Since Oklahoma’s Botched Attempt

Texas Set For First Execution Since Oklahoma’s Botched AttemptTexas is scheduled to put a man to death this afternoon, marking the first time the death penalty is exercised in the United States, since Oklahoma botched the execution of Clayton Lockett.

55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse ClaimsThe Department of Education has released a list of 55 colleges and universities facing investigation under Title IX for their handling of sexual abuse claims.

NRA Says It’s Not Bothered By Gun Control Group’s Protest

NRA Says It’s Not Bothered By Gun Control Group’s ProtestThe National Rifle Association's national convention drew a counter-demonstration in Indianapolis this weekend, as advocates for gun control press their own agenda near the convention center hosting the event.

Minneapolis Renames Columbus Day As Indigenous People’s Day

Minneapolis Renames Columbus Day As Indigenous People’s DayMinneapolis has designated the second Monday of October, the federal Columbus Day holiday, as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High SchoolAmerica may have a shot at rejoining the world's most educated nations by 2025, according to a report released Monday by the Lumina Foundation.

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, DiesMickey 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 AmericaAn 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.