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Eugene Allen, White House butler for 8 presidents, dies at 90

Mr. Allen and his wife, Helene, were profiled in a Washington Post story in 2008 that explored the history of blacks in the White House. The couple were excited about the possibility of Barack Obama's historic election and their opportunity to vote for him. Helene, however, died on the eve of the …

Obama rodeo clown incident illustrates continued racial divide

SEDALIA, Mo. — As some people at the Missouri State Fair see it, the rodeo incident last weekend in which a ringleader taunted a clown wearing a mask of President Obama and played with his lips as a bull charged after him was neither racist nor disrespectful.<p>It was a joke, they said, overblown by a …

Raven-Symone says she's a lesbian, grateful for legalized gay marriage

Raven-Symone, who played 3-year-old Olivia on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show," indicated for the first time Friday that she is a lesbian.<p>"I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted," the actress said in a statement through her representatives.<p>"I was …

Trayvon Martin shooting and verdict: Huge racial gaps

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone July 18 to 21 among a random sample of 1,002 adults. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on conventional and cellular phones. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The error …

Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

August 14, 2018<p>Aug. 14, 2018<p>The poll raises questions about whether Ben Jealous can expand his appeal beyond the progressive base that elected him in a six-way Democratic primary.<p>3 hours ago<p>Some complained that D.C. authorities afforded the group too many accommodations. In thanking police, “Unite …

Washington D.C.

Bridge plunge survivor filmed before rescue, recalls accident - The Washington Post

2:40<p>Activists and residents gather in Charlottesville: 'We cannot continue to let hate win'<p>1:06<p>Who is Andrew Brunson?<p>4:13<p>This 3D gunmaker is taking on the state. And he’s winning.<p>1:52<p>Rick Gates admits extramarital affair in court<p>2:36<p>Trump has a history of mocking his black critics’ …

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Interview: the wrath of Lil Kim

In 1996, the diminutive Kimberly Denise Jones, AKA Lil' Kim, came blasting out from under the wing of her mentor and lover Notorious BIG, proving …

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Is 50 Too Old to Make a BFF?

If you feel bereft of friends, you're not alone.<p>Women are often stressed to the limit while they're simultaneously juggling careers and caring for children and/or aging parents. During those busy years, spending time with friends may feel like a self-indulgent luxury. Yet later, when we reach our …

Relationships

How Do I Know If I'm Dehydrated?

“Dry mouth, headache, and dizziness may occur.” Sounds like the fine print warnings on a medication bottle, right? But these symptoms can also …

Wellness

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Time Management

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

34 Things You Miss About Mixtapes

Memorex…light the corners of my mind.

For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

It's not just how long you live that matters. It's healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.<p>And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.<p>Hawaiians are lucky in more than their idyllic weather and …

House GOP lawyers finally give up on defending DOMA

After the Supreme Court decision, the attorneys who defended the law have withdrawn from a related case<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>July 18, 2013 9:35pm (UTC)<p>Lawyers for House Republicans have withdrawn from a case in Massachusetts in which they were defending the Defense of Marriage Act and a similar statute, …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

What Not To Do When You Visit New York City

<b>1. Don't… visit MOMA or The Met.</b><p>I don't have anything against either of these museums. I used to be a card-carrying member of MOMA and I'm planning to check out their new exhibit , "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront."<p>It's just that a visit to MOMA will set you back $20 (unless you …

What You Can Do to Help Drive the Sale of Your Home

There is much that is dependent on the sale of a home. The economy and the time of year are important factors. Luck can often have a major role when …

Queen Elizabeth gives official OK to same-sex marriages in Britain

LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II gave final approval Wednesday to Britain’s controversial same-sex marriage bill, bestowing her royal assent as is common to all new laws.<p>The measure passed its final legislative hurdle on Tuesday when the House of Commons approved the bill allowing same-sex couples to …

4 Zimmerman jurors: B-37 doesn't speak for us

The four asked for privacy, saying the experience was "highly emotional and physically draining."<p>Four jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial issued a statement Tuesday night that said earlier comments by an outspoken fellow juror are "not in any way representative" of their views.<p>"Serving on …

Yummy Grilled Asparagus Recipe

"I created this last summer. It goes great with all grilled meats and fish."<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed<p>1/3 cup Italian-style dressing …

Boycott Florida Tourism Until Stand Your Ground Repealed, Petition Says

A Florida jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman has enraged a nation, and critics are hoping to hit the Sunshine State where it could really hurt: in its coffers.<p>Zimmerman initially claimed Stand Your Ground as his defense in the murder of unarmed Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, who was walking …