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One chart shows how Obama’s job performance compares with his predecessors

The economy today is far from perfect, but as Barack Obama leaves office, he is leaving it far better than he found it.<p>In fact, Obama ends his administration with the second-largest drop in the unemployment rate during a presidency since the New Deal helped pull the nation out of the Great …

Economics

Ricky Harris, the Voice Behind Some of Your Favorite Hip-Hop Skits, Has Died

Actor and comedian Ricky Harris has reportedly died at the age of 54. According to OkayPlayer, he passed away after suffering a heart attack; friends …

This is the ultimate fried chicken recipe that has inspired top chefs

Keys to making America's Test Kitchen's (ATK) Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken<p><b>Equipment: An 8-quart cast-iron Dutch oven and an instant read …

Texas

How to Use Secret Codes to Explore Deep Netflix

It's time to venture beyond 'Stranger Things.'<p>Finding something to watch on Netflix is like unfolding a takeout menu, deciding nothing sounds good, …

9 Foods Black People Love That Have Been Ruined by Gentrification

Collard greens for $66? Collard greens with peanuts??? Sweet potato pie with Parmesan cheese?<p>If you’ve ever fiercely defended your grandmama’s [fill …

What's the Best Way to Get Toned Fast: Bodyweight Exercises or Strength Training? | Women's Health

<b>Everything You Need to Know About Bodyweight Training</b><p>What’s great about bodyweight strength training is that it can be done almost anywhere and requires very little to no equipment, says Matheny. Bodyweight workouts also employ more stabilizing muscles—the muscles that support and hold your body …

Sam Farmer's Week 8 NFL picks

The Times’<p>NFLwriter, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 9-4-1 (.643); season 65-41-1 (.613). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 9-4-1 (.643); …

NFL

How your ancestry influences the inflammation in your body

When ancient humans interbred with Neanderthals, they inherited DNA that may influence modern Europeans' immune systems to this day, a new study suggests.<p>The research found that inflammation and other immune responses work differently in Africans than they do in Europeans, in part because Europeans …

Humanity

Luck Might Not Be the Only Reason Some People Win the Lottery Over and Over

Something fishy has been happening.<p>Statistically speaking, buying lottery tickets is stupid. The odds of winning are extremely poor, and …

Colin Kaepernick to Trump: 'America has never been great for people of color'

Quarterback speaks out against Trump’s ‘very ignorant statement’ Kaepernick to candidate: ‘Let’s make America great for the first time’<p>Colin Kaepernick has hit back at Donald Trump’s assertion that the quarterback “should find another country that works better for him” in response to his decision …

Donald Trump

Rocky stars Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers reunite at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers traded the ring for the red carpet when the two <i>Rocky</i> stars reunited at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.<p>The two …

Henry VIII’s erratic behavior was likely caused by an NFL-style injury, argue Yale researchers

King Henry VIII was a complicated and contradictorily character, according to historical accounts. In his youth, he was reportedly “lighthearted, merry and easily given to laughter,” while in later years he became cruel and tyrannical, with an explosive temper.<p>The cause of this personality change …

Henry Viii

Watch the Weeknd Bring Out Nicki Minaj on 'SNL'

The Weeknd served as the musical guest for the Amy Schumer-hosted episode of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, and the singer had a trio of surprises at the ready …

Music

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Pop Culture

6 Secretly Amazing Movies You Can't Miss This September

Lots of great movies never make it to your local multiplex — here are six worth seeking out, and where to find them.<p>It's not inaccurate to describe <i>About Elly</i> as a thriller, though that implies wild twists and stunts that the movie doesn't include. It doesn't need them. It finds more than enough …

Blockbusters

Princess Diana's Fatal Mistake: Why She Left London for Paris with Dodi

Her divorce was finally behind her, and for the first time in ages, Princess Diana seemed to be hitting her stride.<p>It was the summer of 1997: At age …

Family

White gunman caught in killing of 9 in historic black church

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It was an act of "pure, pure concentrated evil," Charleston's mayor said — a black community's leading lights extinguished in …

South Carolina

New Fifty Shades of Grey novel puts Christian Grey centre stage

Grey, the fourth book in EL James’s erotic series, is released on the birthday of her fictional male anti-hero<p>Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James is ringing in the birthday of her fictional anti-hero, Christian Grey, by releasing the fourth book in her series of erotic novels in the dark hours of …

Shades of Grey