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Police are struggling to stop violence in West Baltimore, where officers have been routinely surrounded by dozens of people, video cameras and hostility while doing basic police work since the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday...
The ball fields at Delano-Hitch Park were covered in snow when Jim Wilson launched a campaign to keep them in use. As president of the City of Newburgh Little League, he had seen participation numbers plummet to the point where the league was in danger of folding. Now, he and...
U.S. officials refuse to release details on the 'extensive' porn collection found in Osama bin Laden's Pakistani bolt-hole, because of the 'nature' of the smut. On Wednesday, the Department of National Intelligence (DNI) released a list of books the 9/11 mastermind was reading...
At a time when 8.5 million Americans still don't have jobs, some 40 percent have given up even looking. The revelation, contained in a new survey Wednesday showing how much work needs to be done yet in the U.S. labor market, comes as the labor force participation rate remains...
A Denver mother's video on Facebook is going viral after she shamed her 13-year-old daughter for posting racy pictures and saying she was 19 years old. "You're 13," the mother, Valerie Starks, says to the girl. "So why does your Facebook page say that your 19? Are you 19?" The...
In his magisterial new biography, H. W. Brands brilliantly establishes Ronald Reagan as one of the two great presidents of the twentieth century, a true peer to Franklin Roosevelt. Reagan conveys with sweep and vigor how the confident force of Reagan’s personality and the...
A grateful Virginia mother has taken to Facebook to thank a white state trooper who helped her black son with a flat tire late at night - and her post has since been shared more than 20,000 times. Dr Nada Owusu wrote that her son Joseph, a Virginia Tech student, was on his way...
America's poor are much better off than the underprivileged in other parts of the world, Congressman Darrell Issa insisted again on Tuesday. The wealthiest member of Congress defended this position in an op-ed in The Hill after he was met with a slew of criticism for telling...
Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. The program will test whether the state can raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when gasoline tax...