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Young blacks relate to MLK's more forceful activism
Though he was known as a man of love and peace, Martin Luther King Jr. conveyed his message with increasing urgency.
Warren relishes role as a top Trump adversary
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has compiled a long and growing list of grievances with the president-elect.
Oman says it's taking 10 Guantanamo inmates
The transfer is part of President Obama's effort to reduce the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
Trump vows health insurance 'for everybody'
He'll soon unveil a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that will leave no one without coverage, he says in an interview.
Officials cite risk in Mexico border tunnels
The failure to fully seal up tunnels dug by drug smugglers is an "open invitation" for cartels to reactivate them, U.S. officials say.
China: Trump's Taiwan strategy 'despicable'
Chinese state media continues pushing back against what it calls Donald Trump's "rookie" challenge to the "one China" policy.
Calif. farmers see Trump as potential ally
Kern County remains one of the last few Republican strongholds in an increasingly liberal state.
Ky. town left behind in economic recovery
Myron Lewis, a convenience store owner in Elliott County, says his region didn’t enjoy the resurgence other parts of the country did.
Obama on Trump: 'Don't underestimate the guy'
Barack Obama is interested to see how the president-elect’s improvisational approach plays out during the course of his term.
Thousands brave cold for Sanders health care rally
A huge throng shows up in freezing temperatures to hear Bernie Sanders urge Americans to resist efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Kremlin slams Obama, anxiously awaits Trump
Russia is eagerly counting the days to Donald Trump's inauguration and venting anger at the outgoing administration.
Asian-Americans missing from top legal jobs
The group is well-represented among the nation's attorneys, but few hold the highest posts, a study finds.
Iran won't budge on nuclear agreement
Despite threats from Donald Trump, Iran insists it won't rework the deal it struck with world powers, according to its deputy foreign minister.
Arkansas facing Robert E. Lee controversy
One of three states that celebrate the birthdays of the Civil War general and Martin Luther King together, Arkansas is eyeing a change.
Teen abducted as infant meets birth parents
Kamiyah Mobley was 8 hours old in 1998 when she was taken from a hospital by a woman posing as a nurse.
Inauguration will reveal infrastructure issues
For one, the Arlington Memorial Bridge is in such bad shape that it will be closed to all vehicle traffic during Friday's festivities.
CIA chief rips into Trump for 'tweeting'
Outgoing Director John Brennan says the president-elect doesn't understand the threat Russia poses to the U.S.
Atlanta fires back after Trump slams Lewis
The city's major newspaper blares a banner headline denouncing the president-elect’s criticisms of the congressman and his district.
Anne Frank link uncovered at Nazi camp
A pendant belonging to a Jewish girl who died at Sobibór in Poland is identical to one belonging to the noted diarist.
20 cities with the highest cost of living
New York City is known for being a pricey place to live, but it's far from the most expensive city in the world.
Standoff leader's widow carries on mission
Jeannette Finicum, whose husband led an armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge and later was killed by police, is speaking out.
SCOTUS to hear case on offensive trademarks
Justices will consider whether a law barring disparaging trademarks violates free-speech rights.
Why Melania's inaugural gown color matters
From Pat Nixon's yellow dress to Michelle Obama's white off-the-shoulder look, symbolism can often be found.
Major powers' warning to Trump on Middle East
More than 70 diplomats meeting in Paris advocate a two-state solution between the Palestinians and Israelis.
Deal may have kept life-saving drug off market
With Donald Trump’s threats to rein in drug pricing, what would he make of the Syprine situation?
When mental illness leads to violence
The history of a shooting suspect highlights the complicated issues police face when assessing disturbed individuals.
More freezing rain hits central U.S.
A third wave of sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that fell short of dire forecasts.
Trump aides deny summit with Putin planned
One describes as "fantasy" a Sunday Times of London report that such a meeting is being arranged.
Astros pitcher slams Donald Trump for tweets
Collin McHugh called out the president-elect following his tweets ripping civil rights icon John Lewis.
Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has performed for millions of fans during its reign as one of the world's biggest big tops.
AG Lynch: U.S. must hold cops accountable
Outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch defends the Justice Department's intervention in cases of alleged police abuse.
SCOTUS to hear case over detention of Muslims
The court will hear an appeal of a lawsuit related to Muslims detained in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Anti-Trump, pro-immigrant protests across U.S.
Crowds gather in Washington, Chicago, and elsewhere to register displeasure with the president-elect's plans.
Civil rights marchers vow to fight Trump
About 2,000 mostly black protesters rally in Washington to defend hard-won gains in voting rights and criminal justice.
What is Davos anyway?
The usually sleepy ski town some 5,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps will be hosting quite a big meeting.
Seething House Dems press FBI over Russia
FBI Director James Comey won't say whether there is a probe of alleged contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.
D.C. Guard commander out mid-inauguration
Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz will be removed at the precise moment Donald Trump becomes president.
SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion
The Falcon is the first rocket to take off since a fiery launchpad explosion in September.
Chicago pledges to improve after police report
City officials say the police department will be revamped following a scathing federal report on excessive force.
Tamir Rice's mother upset over police probe
Samaria Rice is disappointed that a Cleveland cop will again avoid charges in the fatal shooting of her 12-year-old son.