Ashley Marie Whitehead

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Splendid Botanical Gardens Full of Stained Glass Murals

When the city market of Toluca, Mexico was closed in 1975, local artist Leopoldo Flores stepped forward with a plan to save the historic site. He convinced the city government to invest in a creative reuse of the building as a botanical garden with stained glass art showing the relationship between …

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GOP pushes ACA tax credit worries

Republicans call it a bad omen for Obamacare.<p>The earned income tax credit, a program that boosts the wages of the working poor, has some of the worst rates of wrongful payments in the federal government. It routinely loses 20 percent of funds through error and fraud, which in 2012 alone amounted to …

Barneys Is Counting on 17 Transgender Models for Its Spring Campaign

In a departure from its traditional spring marketing, luxury retailer Barneys is launching a campaign to raise awareness about transgender …

Art history group hits Obama remarks

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he doesn’t want to get “a bunch of emails” after saying there’s more money in manufacturing jobs than with an art history degree.<p>He may not get emails, but there are already hurt feelings in the art history world.<p>“Oh my God, no,” Linda Downs, the executive …

Man Smuggles 40,000 Piranhas

New York man pleads guilty to illegally importing the sharp-toothed fish.<p>Talk about taking a bite out of the Big Apple.<p>On Wednesday a New York City man pleaded guilty to smuggling nearly 40,000 piranhas into the city illegally.<p>Joel Rakower, 66, entered his plea in federal court in Brooklyn for …

Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace …

'World's oldest flamingo' dies in Australian zoo at 83

<b>A flamingo believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world has died at the age of 83 in Australia.</b><p>Greater the flamingo was put to sleep on Friday due to complications brought about by arthritis and old age, officials at Adelaide Zoo said.<p>The flamingo, named after its species, arrived at the zoo …

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W.H. to respond to Bieber petition

The White House will respond to the petition calling for the deportation of Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber, press secretary Jay Carney said Friday.<p>The White House is obligated to respond to whitehouse.gov petitions that reach more than 100,000 names, which the Bieber petition did this …

Super Bowl's free military flyover

The Defense Department is playing a major role in Sunday’s Super Bowl with air defense, ground troops, a flyover and other contributions, it said Friday.<p>F-16 fighters will patrol a temporary flight restriction zone over New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, said Col. Steve Warren. National Guardsmen will …

Florida woman, 81, arrested for allegedly feeding bears, threatening officers

An 81-year-old Florida woman arrested last year for allegedly feeding bears was again arrested this week on suspicion of violating her probation by illegally feeding wildlife and threatening to kill a law enforcement officer.<p>Mary Musselman, of Sebring, was arrested Wednesday by Florida Fish and …

Missouri Executed This Man While His Appeal Was Pending in Court

Herbert Smulls was pronounced dead four minutes before the justices in Washington denied his final stay. Did Missouri officials breach their ethical duties by permitting this to happen?<p>It is 2014, not 1964 or 1914, and yet on Wednesday night a black man in Missouri, a black man convicted by an …

Amanda Knox Found Guilty Again: Why the Court Could Be (Sort of) Right

The latest verdict from an Italian Appeals court finding Amanda Knox and her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murdering her roommate …

Cruise virus outbreak one of worst in 20 years, CDC says

Federal health officials confirmed on Friday that norovirus was the culprit that sickened nearly 700 people on a cruise ship this week, and said it was one of the biggest norovirus outbreaks in 20 years.<p>But the source of the outbreak on the Royal Caribbean ship Explorer of the Seas, which returned …

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Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team's history.<p>The game got off to an odd start on the first play from scrimmage when Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped …

The Enormous California Wildfire Looks Like Hell On Earth

A massive wildfire in California is taking down large swaths of Southern California, thanks to one of the driest Januarys on record.<p>The primary wildfire is burning in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, near Angeles National Forest, and it looks like hell on earth.<p>Already 125 acres large …

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