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Georgia Democrats give Abrams chance to be 1st black woman governor

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office.

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.

Fiery US bishop brings American flair to royal wedding

Nothing captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday's royal wedding as much as the guest preacher whose sermon brought American fire and flair to a very English church service.

Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise ...

CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11.

Trump defends 'animals' remark, says he'll always use it

President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp ...

Philadelphia fetes hometown journalist Ed Bradley with mural

Ed Bradley, the award-winning television journalist who broke racial barriers at CBS News, is being honored in his hometown of Philadelphia with a mural.

Trump pays tribute to fallen officers in emotional ceremony

President Donald Trump paid emotional tribute Tuesday to fallen law enforcement officers and the loved ones who carry on without them, saying those who wore the uniform "were among the bravest Americans to ever live."

Sentencing in Bill Cosby's sex assault case set for Sept. 24

Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24, almost five months to the day after he was convicted of sexual assault, a judge said Tuesday.

US embassy jubilantly opens in Jerusalem as Gaza rages

The United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem Monday with a high-powered American presidential delegation joining Israel's top leadership in a celebration of their countries' friendship and the city's history as the ancient capital of the Jewish people.

Starbucks tells employees: Let anyone use the restroom

Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the restroom, even if they haven't bought anything, as it reviews its policies and tries to restore its reputation after the arrest of two black men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia.

Jury awards $10M to Philadelphia man over wrongful arrest

A Philadelphia man locked up for more than three years based on a police officer's false testimony has been awarded $10 million.

Oprah keeps it unpresidential in address to California grads

Oprah Winfrey paused before talking politics Friday as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California.

Brazil's first black justice says he won't run for president

Brazil's first black Supreme Court justice says he won't run for president, quashing widespread speculation.

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