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Oscars Academy elects first African-American president

Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected by a vote of the organisation's board of governors.<p><b>Oscars organisation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has elected its first African-American president, marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs.</b><p>She is the first woman to hold the post in three decades.<p>…

Pentagon agency under fire for refusing to ID unknown World War II soldiers

<i>By Bill Dedman,</i> <i>Investigative Reporter, NBC News</i><p>HONOLULU – Rick Stone stands in a volcanic crater overlooking Pearl Harbor, in the military cemetery known as the Punchbowl. Looking around him, it's easy to spot the graves marked "Unknown." They're the ones where no relatives bring flowers.<p>Standing …

Garry Davis dies at 91; World Citizen No. 1 and advocate for peace

When a Cold War-era acquaintance of Garry Davis' complained that U.S. passport restrictions kept him from visiting Iron Curtain countries, Davis did just what you would expect of World Citizen No. 1.<p>He took a rubber stamp to the young man's passport and slapped it with an official-sounding …

Authorities Show Up At Journalist's Home Over Web Searches About 'Pressure Cookers' And 'Backpacks'

<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated.</i><p>Freelance journalist Michele Catalano, a former music contributor at Forbes, received a friendly visit at her Long Island home from six agents from a joint terrorism task force on Wednesday morning.<p>She thinks it was related to her online search history, as …

Immigrants, legal groups allege harsh treatment at U.S. border

Illegal entry from Mexico into the U.S. may be down overall, but the South Texas Rio Grande Valley is its own story.<p>That stretch of border is closest to Central America, where extreme levels of violence and poverty are pushing people out. An unprecedented number of migrants are now being …

Queen's Speech For WWIII: British Must 'Prepare To Survive'

At the height of the Cold War, a broadcast prepared for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to deliver in the event of a nuclear conflict urged her subjects to be brave and stand firm in the face of destruction, and for the survivors to pick up the pieces and rebuild.<p>The chilling speech, drafted by civil …

Netflix Has Made It Easier Than Ever to Share Accounts

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Netflix has embraced the fact that something like 10 million people watch Netflix without paying for …