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Even Well-Off Black Students Carry More Loan Debt: Study

As student loan debt plays a growing role in the gap between America’s haves and have-nots, new research suggests that imbalance could make it even harder for young minorities to climb the income ladder.<p>That black college students bear a greater student loan debt burden than their white peers is no …

27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Did your favorite hidden gem make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

4 Crazy-Good Kebab Recipes

Summer and skewers go hand-in-hand, so put one of these crowd-pleasing kebab recipes on your next party menu. Food is just more fun when it's served on a stick.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

June 2015


Russia's new military doctrine names NATO as key risk | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of …

Dow, S&P 500 finish at all-time closing highs

Despite plunging oil and gas prices, stocks soared on Monday with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting new record closing highs.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.8% to 17,959.44, while the S&P 500 ended the day 0.3% higher to 2,078.54, which is a point or so above its …