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The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: Pictures

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

Senior White House official to resign after ex-wives’ allegations of abuse

By Josh Dawsey ,<p>Josh Dawsey<p>Reporter covering the White House<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Beth Reinhard and<p>Beth Reinhard<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Elise Viebeck<p>Elise Viebeck<p>Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A senior White House official said Wednesday that he …

U.S. Politics

The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers

A baby bust. The fertility rate at a record low. Millennials deciding not to have children. There has been a lot of worry about the state of American fertility.<p>Yet today, 86 percent of women ages 40 to 44 — near the end of their reproductive years — are mothers, up from 80 percent in 2006, …

The top 10 places people are moving, and how their choices differ by race

By Andrew Van Dam<p>Andrew Van Dam<p>Wonkblog reporter focusing on economic data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Some of the United States' most homogenous cities attract a surprisingly diverse set of newcomers. Others still seem to be magnets for white people, but more on that later.<p>We know this because every year, …

Virginia Beach

People are using Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in very different ways

Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime may be competitors, but they serve their audiences in very different ways.<p>People use Netflix most often to watch original series, Amazon to watch movies, and Hulu to watch TV shows from other networks, a report from Hub Entertainment Research shows. The firm surveyed …

Entertainment

The Mystery Of Contract Work: Why So Many Guys?

<i>A new</i> NPR/Marist poll <i>finds that 1 in 5 jobs in America is held by a worker under contract. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the American workforce. In a</i> weeklong series<i>, NPR explores many aspects of this change.</i><p>Alex Belfiori has a big day coming up later this week. …

Civil Rights

Americans are slowly warming up to self-driving cars

The fear factor surrounding self-driving cars appears to be slowly receding.<p>AAA released a study Wednesday showing that 63% of Americans are afraid of riding in a self-driving vehicle, down from 78% the previous year.<p>This is the third year that AAA has polled the U.S. population on how people feel …

After legalization, black people are still arrested at higher rates for marijuana than white people

Both groups saw big drops in marijuana arrests, but large racial disparities remain.<p>Marijuana legalization does a lot of things, but one thing it doesn’t do is stop racial disparities in the criminal justice system — even with marijuana arrests.<p>In a recent report by the Drug Policy Alliance, the …

African-American News

The Absolute Best Way to Pack Your Suitcase to Avoid Wrinkles

According to my dad, the Michelangelo of suitcase packing<p>When it comes to packing, there’s the internet expert’s standard — which includes folding …

This Is the Best Place to Live in Every State

MONEY finds the sweetest spots.<p>What’s the best place to live in your state? It should be someplace that pairs strong economic and educational …

'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known …

California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year

U.S. news<p>PERRIS, Calif. — The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.<p>They were allegedly beaten, choked and shackled to their beds with no access to …

Siblings

'Shame on Trump!' World reacts to Trump's 'shithole countries' remarks

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's complaints about immigrants coming to the United States from "shithole countries" have prompted condemnation from around the world.<p>US Democratic and Republican lawmakers criticized those comments as "divisive" and "unacceptable," while Haiti summoned the top …

Donald Trump

North Korea's Kim Jong-un issues threats and olive branch

<b>North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has said a nuclear launch button is "always on my table" and warned the US it will never be able to start a war.</b><p>In a televised new year speech, he said the entire US was within range of North Korean nuclear weapons, adding: "This is reality, not a threat."<p>But he …

North Korea

North Korean defector claims Kim Jong-un has ordered biggest missile yet for nation's 70th anniversary

Kim Jong-un has ordered North Korean scientists to construct a missile that will be the largest in the regime's arsenal and to have it ready to be launched on September 9, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the republic, according to a defector.<p>His account suggests the North Korean leader …

How to Quit Your Job and Start Something New, According to People Who Left Google, Facebook and Apple to Do It

First and foremost, you have to be honest with yourself (and your boss).<p>Quitting your job and moving onto something new is always a nerve-racking process.<p>But just think about how people who've left the biggest companies out there must feel.<p><i>Business Insider</i> has spoken to numerous alumni of some of …

10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social Media

Sales and marketing is a numbers game. With 2.5 billion people online and more added every day, are the numbers working for you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketers go where the people are, and marketing dollars follow. Last year, for the first time ever, marketers …

11 snacks that health pros rely on for between-meal hunger emergencies

It can be hard to figure out what <i>exactly</i> constitutes a healthy snack since even coconut oil is sorta on the outs. But before you reach for that bran …

Americans are abandoning department stores for one of the ugliest stores in retail

The discount chain — which competes with stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls — has opened more than 500 new stores since 2010.<p>It now has nearly 1,600 US locations and has reported soaring same-store sales as much of the brick-and-mortar retail industry is struggling. The chain has the potential to …

Why do porn sites have social media sharing buttons?

On Reddit, the question was asked, "Why do porn sites have social media sharing buttons?" It's a good question!<p>The Next Web presented some of the …

Don't Make These 4 Social Security Mistakes

If you're counting on Social Security to serve you well in retirement, here are a few moves to avoid at all costs.<p>You pay into Social Security during …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

Alzheimer's Disease

Tip: Get Leaner and Healthier by Doing Nothing

Got 5 or 10 minutes? Mindfulness drills like this one can reduce fasting glucose, making fat loss easier. Check it out.<p>Mindfulness has become a …

The true cost of moving to a new place

Moving can include a host of costs you might not be expecting. Discover how to plan and prepare for your big move and the ongoing expenses of a new …

This Marketer Transformed His Instagram Into 2 Profitable Businesses

Ryan Glick learned he could do much more with a photo of his coffee and his clothes.<p><i>In this series, Instagram Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>Ryan Glick's business started with a simple picture he snapped of …

Instagram tips from 7 pros with thousands of followers

Be Un-cool: 7 Ways Cool Can Lead You Astray

Every year around the Cannes Lions, the ad industry puts a spotlight on creativity, and buzz heats up around who and what is “cool.” It’s one of the …

Advertising Industry

Read This If You're Stressing Out About Your Kid's Bedtime

There are a lot of guidelines out there about how much sleep your children should be getting and when their bedtimes should be. All the advice can …