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FBI Director Comey Defends Handling Of Clinton Email Investigation

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:31pm

FBI Director James Comey gets caught in the middle of politics at the Senate Judiciary Committee. He defended his handling of the Clinton email case and said he would do it again.

Alton Sterling Case Raises Questions About Prosecution Of Police Officers

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:31pm

The Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Baton Rouge police revives questions about whether cops are reliably prosecuted when they kill.

Justice Department Declines To Prosecute Police Officers In Killing Of Alton Sterling

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:31pm

The Justice Department declined to prosecute two Baton Rouge, La., police officers who were involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling last summer.

After Maintaining Low Profile, Rex Tillerson Addresses State Department Staff

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:31pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is addressing his staff on how he plans to cut the budget. The former Exxon Mobil CEO also hired a consulting firm to survey employees across the globe on ways to make the department more efficient.

Hip-Hop Artists Rap Beloved Children's Book 'Llama Llama Red Pajama'

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:31pm

Llama Llama Red Pajama is a beloved children's book. It's also now, thanks to a Los Angeles morning DJ, source material for hip-hop artists.

German Defense Minister Launches Probe Into Far-Right Extremism In The Military

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:31pm

Germany's defense minister is in conflict with her generals over allegations that they have long ignored far-right infiltration of the armed forces.

Trump Lobbies House Republicans To Vote For Health Care Bill

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump personally lobbied House Republicans on Wednesday to vote for the revised GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Elite Prep Schools Experiment With 'All-Gender' Dorms

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:31pm

Two of the nation's top preparatory boarding schools, Phillips Exeter and Phillips Andover, are converting some dorm space to "all-gender" dorms to better meet the needs of transgender students.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Exeter)

LA's 14th Factory Offers A Warehouse Full Of Art And 'Otherworldly' Experiences

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:31pm

Artist Simon Birch sunk everything he had into creating the immersive (and enormous) pop-up art space. He says, "It's not like a traditional museum. ... It's the exhibition I'd want to go to."

(Image credit: Courtesy of the 14th Factory)

Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota's Measles Outbreak

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:24pm

State health officials are struggling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened mostly Somali-American children. The vaccination rate is low in this tight community that's worried about autism.

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What Song Reminds You Of Mom?

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:33pm

With Mother's Day rapidly approaching, we want to hear your stories about the song that reminds you of your mom.

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Hate Speech And The Misnomer Of 'The Marketplace of Ideas'

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:22pm

The belief that more speech is the remedy for "bad" speech can be a principled stance. But racist hate speech may not be doing what free speech defenders think it is.

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A Second Lawsuit Against Fyre Festival Also Targets Its 'Tribe' Of Influencers

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:09pm

A new suit seeking class action certification targets not only the festival's organizers but the models and influencers — the "Fyre Tribe" — at the center of its marketing campaign.

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Trump Says He Wants To Help Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:08pm

"I've always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Let's see if we can prove them wrong," he said alongside Palestinian leader Abbas.

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Love For Sale: Famed 'Love Locks' Of Paris Bridges To Be Sold At Auction

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:03pm

The locks are estimated to cost from hundreds of dollars to around $10,000. They'll be sold in lots that range from small clusters to complete fence grids from the Pont des Arts.

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Obama Presidential Center Design Unveiled

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 1:49pm

The Center will be located in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago's South side and it will include three buildings — a museum, forum and library that surround a public plaza.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Obama Foundation)

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