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Woman deemed oldest US veteran set for flight to meet Obama

A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation's oldest veteran is preparing to visit Washington on an honorary trip that includes meeting President Barack Obama.... Read more »

July 16, 2015


Activist who took down Confederate flag drew on her faith

As she prepared for her mission — scaling the 30-foot flagpole outside the South Carolina Statehouse to bring down the Confederate flag — Bree Newsome... Read more »

July 13, 2015


Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter

Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder... Read more »

July 6, 2015

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Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. Read more »

July 1, 2015


Obama delivers unvarnished race lecture at eulogy

President Barack Obama used his eulogy for a slain pastor to deliver an unvarnished lecture on America's racial history Friday, and then boldly sang "Amazing Grace," a... Read more »

June 26, 2015


Memphis debate revives over statue of rebel leader Forrest

A debate over Confederate symbolism has been rekindled by a suggestion to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest — rebel general, slave trader and early Ku... Read more »

June 25, 2015


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