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10 incredible black women you should know about

10 incredible black women you should know about

Black history is American history. It’s easy to say. But while most grade school teachers agree that the experience and contributions of African-Americans are essential to understanding the nation’s past, only about 9% of total class time — about one or two lessons — gets devoted to it, a 2015 study by the National Council…MORE

Acting defense secretary visits the US southern border

Acting defense secretary visits the US southern border

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan landed in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday where he will visit troops on the border and sites where the Department of Homeland Security has requested Pentagon assistance to combat drug smuggling. The Pentagon chief’s visit to El Paso comes as he considers how much military money he should shift to…MORE

Goggia wins controversial downhill in Switzerland

Goggia wins controversial downhill in Switzerland

After a trio of runner-up finishes this season, Olympic champion Sofia Goggia of Italy stood atop the podium in Saturday’s controversial women’s downhill at Crans-Montana. Meanwhile Nicole Schmidhofer is in a commanding position to win the downhill title after padding her advantage. But the Austrian was bumped to fourth due to a timekeeping issue at…MORE

Judge sets R. Kelly’s bond at $1 million in sexual abuse case

Judge sets R. Kelly’s bond at $1 million in sexual abuse case

A judge in Chicago set bond for R. Kelly at $1 million Saturday on charges the singer sexually abused four females from 1998 to 2010. Under the terms of his bond, Kelly must surrender his passport and may not have contact with anyone under 18. The singer, whose full name is Robert Kelly, was arrested…MORE

NYPD hate crimes task force investigating Nazi drawings found at an elementary school

NYPD hate crimes task force investigating Nazi drawings found at an elementary school

The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Nazi drawings found Friday morning at an elementary school in Queens, Detective George Tourovakas told CNN. Dozens of swastikas, a Nazi eagle and the words “Hail Hitler” (sic) were found drawn in chalk on the pavement of PS 139’s schoolyard. Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, who…MORE

Klobuchar’s office retools family leave policy after news report

Klobuchar’s office retools family leave policy after news report

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Senate office scrapped a policy this week that required employees who took 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave to stay at the office for three times that time off once they returned, an aide to the Minnesota Democrat said Friday. The aide said the office policy — which was first…MORE

A tiny dino, a perfectly tailored reunion and other wonderful discoveries

A tiny dino, a perfectly tailored reunion and other wonderful discoveries

Have you ever learned something so fascinating, so truly wild and cool you had to immediately tell all of your friends? For me, it was when I learned the inventor of Pringles had some of his ashes buried in a Pringles can. This week was full of brag-worthy discoveries and brain-tickling finds that’ll surely earn…MORE

Mueller filing on Manafort sentencing still not public after midnight deadline

Mueller filing on Manafort sentencing still not public after midnight deadline

The public will have to wait a little longer to read Paul Manafort’s sentencing memo from special counsel Robert Mueller. The critical filing had a midnight Friday deadline set by the federal court, but the report was not publicly released. It is possible prosecutors have sent the document to Judge Amy Berman Jackson under seal…MORE