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The Rev. Al Sharpton, who came to prominence as an imposing figure in a track suit, shouting indignantly at the powerful, stood quietly on a stage last month at the Four Seasons restaurant, his now slender frame wrapped in a finely tailored suit, as men in power lined up to...
An Arkansas teacher is under fire for bringing her infant baby to class and even breastfeeding it while students study. The unnamed teacher in Poyen, population 290, has been bringing the baby to her rural high school on and off for weeks, students say. And while some tolerate...
Owning a McDonald's franchise can be a lucrative business, b ut it requires a lot of cash. The average McDonald's restaurant generates $2.5 million in sales annually, making it the second-highest-grossing chain in the US by sales per unit behind Chick-fil-A, according to QSR...
The Senate on Tuesday narrowly defeated legislation that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, delivering a political setback to Sen. Mary Landrieu , (D., La.), who had pushed for the vote as a way to show political clout in her Senate runoff race against Republican...
As the rates of college enrollment direct from high school dipped slightly for the second straight year in 2013, the Austin Chamber of Commerce on Monday called on area school districts to make changes to get more students into college. The number of Central Texas students...
Ahead of a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a police officer in the killing of Michael Brown, Missouri has both called in the National Guard and diminished the role of the Ferguson Police Department. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday as a...
The third woman to accuse Bill Cosby of raping her as a teenager has urged him not to take the allegations 'to the grave' and insists he is a 'very, very sick man who needs help'. Joan Tarshis, a former publicist, wrote an essay for Hollywood Elsewhere on Sunday accusing the...
As Americans shop in the health insurance marketplace for a second year, President Obama is depending more than ever on the insurance companies that five years ago he accused of padding profits and canceling coverage for the sick. Those same insurers have long viewed government...
College students are increasingly spending federal financial aid and taking on debt for high school-level courses that don’t count toward a degree, despite mounting evidence the courses are ineffective and may contribute to higher dropout rates. The number of college students...