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The FBI's War on Black-Owned Bookstores

At the height of the Black Power movement, the Bureau focused on the unlikeliest of public enemies: black independent booksellers.<p>In the spring of 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced to his agents that COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence program established in 1956 to combat communists, …

Black History

ACC Playoff Prospectus: The Six Teams That Can Make the Final Four

The College Football Playoff strives in many ways to replicate college basketball’s postseason drama, but in one important way, it will never be …

Russian planes patrol U.S. West Coast

There are reports of Russian bomber patrols along the West Coast each of the past four nights, but this is not exactly the case. One was a maritime …


Saudi Arabia gives top prize to cleric who blames George Bush for 9/11

Controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik awarded the King Faisal international prize for promoting Islam through his hugely popular Peace TV channel<p>An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an “inside job” received one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for …

Saudi Arabia