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Beautifully Vivid Portraits from the Early Days of Color Photography in 1913

Electrical engineer Mervyn O'Gorman captured these beautifully vibrant photos of his daughter Christina at Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England in 1913. The century-old photos depict Christina wearing vivid red clothes, the saturated hues standing out in sharp contrast to the muted tones of the …

15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

"We are strong, we are young, we are vital, and we are powerful. That’s what Alfred Palmer's pictures say."<p>The Library of Congress keeps a stunning collection of approximately 1,600 color photographs made by the U.S. government's Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information …

Terrifying Photo of an Angry Lion Just Moments Before it Charged

Naturalist and photographer Atif Saeed risked the wrath of a lion to capture this spectacular shot of the big cat snarling angrily just moments before he rushed at the photographer. Titled <i>The Ghost and the Darkness</i>, the photo has an incredible backstory behind it.<p>According to Saeed, he had been …

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Should Run for President

If the Democratic party really wants to hold on to the White House following President Obama's exit, it needs to look past Hillary Rodham Clinton. The best hope for victory is California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.<p>Newsom hasn't publicly expressed any interest in running for president in 2016. Instead, …

Thrill Me – The Leopold and Loeb Story | Review | Theatre

Thrill Me is a two-hander Off-Broadway musical that was previously brought to the London fringe stage by director Guy Retallack in 2011. He has …

Boston Bombing Trial: Penalty Phase to Begin on April 21, Judge Orders

The penalty phase in the federal trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on April 21, a judge ordered Friday, allowing jurors to determine whether he should live or die.<p>The jury has been asked to come to court next week — on April 14 — to receive a brief set of …

Rare, Poignant Photos of Frida Kahlo During the Last Years of Her Life

German-born French photographer Gisle Freund (1908-2000) offers a rare look at Frida Kahlo in intimate snapshots taken of the celebrated artist during some of the last years of her life. Freund, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and later became known as one of the greatest portraits photographers in …

A majority of Americans support gender equality — so why don’t they identify as feminists?

A new poll shows only 18% of people call themselves feminists — which means they really don’t get feminism<p>The vast majority of Americans have finally come around to the idea of people of different genders having equal rights. Great! Here's one thing that could make that news even better: If people …

Barack Obama and Raul Castro prepare for historic meeting at Summit of the Americas

Presidents of the two countries will meet at Summit of the Americas in first such encounter for more than 50 years<p>In a symbolism-laden encounter marking <b>the end of the last great Cold War enmity</b>, President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro will on Friday night sit down to dinner …

Turkey blocks access to social media and YouTube over hostage photos

Turkey's increasingly hardline government blocked access over the images of an Istanbul prosecutor held hostage - Twitter and Facebook "comply" with court ruling against publishing the images<p>In the <b>latest crackdown on social media</b>in <b>Turkey</b>, the country banned access to <b>Twitter</b> and YouTube after images …

California Imposes Unprecedented Statewide Water Restrictions

In a historic move, California is ordering water use to be slashed by 25 percent across the state to deal with a drought that just won’t quit.<p>With more than 98 percent of the state suffering from a drought that has stretched into its fourth year, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order from …

Powerball jackpot winner pays for Steppenwolf and Goodman plays

<b>NEW YORK -</b> Last June, a man named Roy Cockrum walked into a Kroger supermarket to buy a Powerball ticket. He won the largest lottery jackpot in the history of Tennessee: $259 million, which he took in the form of a lump-sum, after-taxes payment of $115 million. He already knew what he was going to …

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The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

FCC head defends Internet neutrality rules on the road

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defense of new Internet regulations on the road.<p>Speaking at the …

Elderly Mystery Woman Found Buried in Coffin Near Richard III

Archaeologists found a lead coffin buried in the ruins of an English medieval church, just feet from the grave of England's King Richard III. When they opened the tomb, they expected to find the skeleton of a knight or a friar. But instead, they found the bones of an elderly woman.<p>The woman's …

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New Book: Sweet Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies

We've followed photographer Jenny Lewis' series <i>One Day Young</i> for the past few years, showing you beautiful portraits of mothers with their newborn babies. Taken within 24 hours of their birth, the portraits show babies who have just emerged from the womb, with their caring mothers holding them in a …

Internet Cats: Banksy Kitten Highlights Gaza's Plight

A new mural in Gaza by the anonymous artist Banksy features a kitten seeming to play with a ball of tangled metal rods as if it were yarn. The playful kitty is a jarring contrast to the destruction that surrounds him, but that's Banksy's point. On his website, Bansky says, "A local man came up and …

Gallup poll: Same-sex marriage support at new high

A majority of Americans across the nation continue to support same-sex marriage, but sharp regional differences remain, according to a poll released Wednesday.<p>The current Gallup poll, shows that 55% of Americans support same-sex marriage, a percentage that has continued to rise since 2011, when …

FBI aimed snipers' rifles at accused Boston bomber's friends: agent | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - FBI agents searching for the accused Boston Marathon bomber surrounded an apartment where two of the suspect’s friends were living and trained the laser scopes of sniper rifles on them, a federal agent testified on Wednesday.<p>Robel Phillipos (2nd L), a friend of suspected Boston …

Here Comes the Summer: Beautiful Color Photos of Coney Island in the Early 1960s

Coney Island 1961-1963<br>Aaron Rose—Courtesy Museum of the City of New York<p>1 of 15<p>With the summer heat edging ever closer, the Museum of the City of New …

Russia's Victory Day Parade Remembers World War II Sacrifices

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Sixteen Candles Turns 30: Where Are the Stars Now?

It was bracing a few years back, at least for those of us of a certain age, to see Molly Ringwald cast as a grandmother on TV’s <i>The Secret Life of the</i> …

Putin Warns Deadly Ukraine Offensive Ends 'Final Hope' of Peace

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine had extinguished the "final hope" of a U.S.-backed peace deal after its forces launched an offensive on pro-Russia separatists Friday.<p>The Ukrainian military began its raid on the occupied city of Slovyansk at dawn in what was its most committed …

Why Did This Guy Think a Confetti 'Bomb' at the Boston Marathon Site Was a Good Idea?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A barefoot art student named Kayvon Edson was taken into custody last night after he apparently left …

Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes.<p>Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of …