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Rancor worsens over attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch

The 5-month-old partisan battle over the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general got even nastier Thursday, as the White House traded unpleasantries with a key Republican senator and a leading Democrat threatened to try to force a vote.<p>Lynch was nominated in November and went before the …

Thank Me Later

<i>Thanks to cowardly poachers, this is the last male northern white rhino left on the planet, and he’s called Sudan.</i><p><i>Sudan lives at the Ol Pejeta</i> …

Democrats' civil war over free trade

The open in-fighting ramped up after a breakthrough on the historic bill was announced.<p>The most important trade bill in a decade has pitted Harry Reid against President Barack Obama. Liberal Democrat Rosa DeLauro against moderate Democrat Ron Kind. Labor unions against pro-business Democrats. And …

UNC Students: Why Are We Still Honoring A KKK Leader In 2015?

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are renewing a push for the school to change the name of a building named after a 19th-century Ku Klux Klan leader.<p>Saunders Hall is named after William Saunders, a Confederate colonel who later became a chief organizer for the KKK in North …

Paul Ryan Opens The Door To Breakthrough On Budget Deal

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Thursday that he is open to another bipartisan deal to alleviate sequestration before it returns in October.<p>Ryan cautioned that his ability to bring along other House Republicans was more limited now that he no longer chairs the House Budget Committee. …

There's a Secret Message Hidden in Every Song on Kendrick Lamar's New Album

One of the most interesting parts of Kendrick Lamar's opus, <i>To Pimp A Butterfly</i>, isn't a rap at all. Throughout the album, Kendrick slowly unveils a …

Wisconsin shows commitment to winning, again, beats UNC, 79-72

How annoying it is to play Wisconsin could be seen by the way guard Zak Showalter went about his business Thursday.<p>The Badgers got a career-best from Sam Dekker. Center Frank Kaminsky continued to be a load. Star Traevon Jackson, back from two months off with a fractured foot, even chipped in.<p>But …

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …