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How Blacks Freed Themselves from Slavery

Who should get the most credit for ending slavery in America and Great Britain? A landmark new book argues that blacks did far more for their own …

Bill Clinton: Nelson Mandela Was 'The Only Free Man I Ever Knew'

In a night of the anti-apartheid leader's favorite songs, a lifetime of photos, and his best speeches, former pal President Clinton and Morgan …

Mitch McConnell is the Most Shameless Man Alive

In one breath, the Senate Minority Leader condemns the stimulus and the Affordable Care Act, in the next one, he touts his benefits for …

Tony Blair Says He Gave 'Informal Advice' to Rebekah Brooks

The former prime minister confirms a U.K. trial's allegation he spoke to the News International executive.<p>Tony Blair secretly offered to become an …

The Man Who Made American Modernism

As a photographer, a tastemaker, and a friend to African-American artists, Carl Van Vechten defined American modernism and helped create the …

Michael Dunn, Jordan Davis, and America's Racist Heritage

Three jurors believed that Michael Dunn was right to fear Jordan Davis and his friends. Here’s what that means.<p>My suspicion, when I heard the verdict …

Democrats Need to Get Specific to Make Obamacare a Winner

If Republicans can keep discussion around the Affordable Care Act vague, they’ll win in the midterms. The party of health care should collect stories …

Democrats Are Ready to Let Hillary Deliver a Knockout Blow in Iowa

As the GOP revamps its presidential primary schedule, Democrats are content to keep the Hawkeye State going first. Is that because a Clinton win …

Exclusive: Read the Speech Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López Made Before He Was Jailed

Before he was hauled off to prison on charges of “terrorism,” Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez explained his decision to turn himself</i> …

'I'm Michael Sam, I'm an American football player … and I'm gay'

The Missouri Tigers defender has come out but, unlike many gay sport stars, he took a chance by doing it at the start of his professional career<p>A week ago, 24-year-old Michael Sam was a virtual unknown, except perhaps to fans of American college football, who might have recognised him as a …

Fish farms are destroying wild Scottish salmon, says leading environmentalist

Founder of influential conservation body accuses Holyrood of contributing to catastrophic decline in salmon stocks on rivers<p>One of the world's most influential conservation bodies has accused the Scottish government of ruining the country's lucrative salmon-fishing industry.<p>In a strongly worded …

A look inside Google billionaire Eric Schmidt's new $22 million Hollywood house: http://onforb.es/1b8qbxg

Downward mobility: Lucy Mangan on the fall of the middle class

The middle classes are being squeezed and stripped – of jobs, income and security – like never before. Lucy Mangan reports on 'a profound psychological shift in the nation's heartland'<p>At 39 I feel as though I am standing in a no-man’s-land between two countries. Behind me are the broad sunny …