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    25 Years for Miss. Man in Obama & Others Poisoned Letters Case

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to sending letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. James Everett...

    ‘Smart Speakers’ are Angling to Colonize Your Living Room

    NEW YORK (AP) — Does your home really need a "smart speaker" that can answer questions, call you an Uber, turn off the lights or play music when you ask? You may be about...

    Growing Up Under a Lover’s Spell

    If Michael Jackson had married me, none of this would have happened. That was the plan, from way back in elementary school. I was going to graduate, become a world-famous model and actress, and marry...

    Final Goodbye: AP’s Unabridged Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2014

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was...

    Study: Black & Latino Students Disciplined at Disproportionate Rates in Mass.

    Black and Latino students in Massachusetts are more than three times more likely to receive an out-of-school suspension than their White counterparts, a rate double the national disparity. These findings were published in a report...

    Texas A&M Corps of Cadets to be Led by First Black Student Commander

    Marquis Alexander, a Marine Corps reservist, is set to become Texas A&M University’s first Black and first veteran to be the student commander of its 2,100-member Corps of Cadets. “I'm not going to lie. There...

    North Dakota Man Sells McJordan Barbecue Sauce For $10,000

    A man who once owned several McDonald's restaurants in North Dakota is nearly $10,000 richer after selling a 20-year-old container of McJordan barbecue sauce to a buyer in Chicago. The sauce was used on McJordan...

    Clorox Apologizes for Tweet Deemed Racially Insensitive

    Clorox recently learned a hard lesson on reviewing its posts before sending them through its social media steam. The long-awaited release of Apple’s new iOS 8.3 update last week included 300 new emojis including Black...

    Supreme Court Halts Execution of Vernon Mason, Alabama Inmate with Dementia

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades...

    Mandela to be Buried Dec. 15

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Here is the schedule of arrangements for the laying to rest of Nelson Mandela, as announced by South African President Jacob Zuma and the government communications office on Friday: — Sunday, Dec....

    Baltimore County Police Release Footage of Officer Shooting Black Man

    PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police released body camera footage Wednesday of an officer shooting a Black man with a knife in his hand after he opened an apartment door clad only in...

    USDA, Human Services Release Dietary Guidelines For Americans

    As many Americans take major steps to improve their diets and lead healthier lives, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released new dietary guidelines to keep...

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