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The artifacts and stories that brought the African American museum to life

Elaine Thompson is the keeper of her family’s stories. It’s been that way for decades. The former high school English teacher and civil rights activist, 83, can trace her lineage to the 1700s, to Samuel Thompson, who was free before the Civil War and the wealthiest black man of Loudoun County.<p>On …

Black History

French Police in Calais Begin Clearing the 'Jungle' Refugee Camp Ahead of Demolition

More than 1,200 police and government officials descended on France’s notoriously squalid and sprawling refugee camp near the Port of Calais on …

France

Tom Hayden, 1960s Anti-War Activist and Chicago 8 Defendant, Dies at 76

Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 8 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76.<p>He passed away Sunday after a long illness, his wife Barbara Williams told The Associated Press. A statement …

Dollar nears seven-month high versus the euro

The dollar rose against most of its major rivals Monday, extending a recent upward trend that has come on growing expectations for higher interest …

Economics

One man dead after Etobicoke shooting

A Toronto man is dead after being found with gunshot wounds overnight in the Dixon Road and Kipling Avenue area, police say.<p>Police were called to the …

Thieves storm Apple store and take $13k of iPhones

Last Wednesday, a group of seven individuals walked into an Apple Store in Natick, Massachusetts and calmly carried out a highly orchestrated yet not too sophisticated heist. Clad in hoodies and low-riding hats as to hide their identity as best they could, the group of individuals circled around an …

Meet Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir, the Icelandic Beauty Queen Fat-Shamed at a Vegas Pageant

She’s being hailed as a hero for quitting a Las Vegas pageant after the owner told her she was too fat.<p>An Icelandic contestant in a Las Vegas beauty …

EU presses Walloons over key Canada trade deal Ceta

<b>The EU is making a last-ditch effort to rescue the landmark Ceta trade deal with Canada after Belgium's Wallonia region rejected a Monday deadline.</b><p>"It won't be possible to respect this ultimatum," Walloon Parliament Speaker Andre Antoine told RTL radio.<p>European Council President Donald Tusk is …

Arnold Schwarzenegger Son: Actor Shares Rare Photo Of Joseph

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a proud papa and he doesn’t care who knows it!<p>In a rare move, the 69-year-old actor posted a sweet photo with his son, …

How the AT&T-Time Warner deal could escape deeper regulatory scrutiny

AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of one of America's top media conglomerates could radically reshape the digital economy, making the deal's next step — regulatory review — hugely important to the way consumers access their media. But missing from the process could be the Federal Communications …

Hanjin Shipping to Close European Operations

Company to close its 10 business operations in Europe<p>SEOUL—South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co. said Monday it will close its European operations, in the latest sign that the troubled company may be heading toward liquidation.<p>Hanjin, South Korea’s largest shipping company, has so far obtained approval …

Judiciary

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee to Probe AT&T-Time Warner Mega Deal

The two top members of the Senate's antitrust subcommittee said Sunday that they plan to probe a colossal deal between AT&T and Time Warner.<p>In a statement, Mike Lee, R-Utah., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. — chairman and ranking Democrat, respectively, of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, …

AT&T's mega deal; Earnings galore; Stocks zoom higher

<b>1. Time for a takeover:</b> AT&T (T) and Time Warner (TWX) have agreed to an $85 billion takeover deal -- one of the biggest media tie-ups of all time if it is approved by regulators.<p>AT&T will pay $107.50 a share to buy Time Warner, which would help it expand beyond wireless and Internet service into …