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BOSTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has been named the 2017 winner of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced Thursday that Obama was honored "for his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who resigned amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black, has changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo. Court documents show a judge granted her request on Oct. 7, 2016. Her new name has...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida doesn't just want to let people stand their ground, it also wants to make the state prove they didn't commit violence in self-defense before taking them to trial. Florida has been seen as a leader in giving citizens immunity in cases of self-...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — After thousands of snow geese died in the toxic water of a former open-pit mine in Montana last fall, the companies responsible for the pit are bringing out the big guns. Literally. Montana Resources and BP-owned Atlantic Richfield Co. are proposing to use...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii bill that sought to change the way commercial fishing licenses are granted died after industry representatives told lawmakers it would wreck the business. The bill sought more oversight of the fishing industry, but that's the role of the federal...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign season last year, contact likely to fuel calls for him to recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation into Russian...
CHICAGO (AP) — The televised moment moved a nation: A grief-stricken widow clasping her hands and looking skyward, tears streaming down her face as the nation's lawmakers and president delivered a deafening standing ovation in honor of her fallen husband. President Donald Trump'...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reached a deal Wednesday to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International and two New Jersey investors. The sale comes four months after Icahn closed it amid a crippling strike. A...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate's top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making. Senate President...