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‘The Butler’ Fact Check: How True Is This True Story?

The Butler, based on the story of long-time White House butler Eugene Allen, hits theaters Friday. It’s not surprising that some broad creative …

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Prison sentence for Jackson Jr.

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, the judge scolding the son of the famed civil rights leader for using the money as a "piggy bank" and sentencing his wife to a year as well.<p>However, …

Two dead in fiery UPS plane crash in Alabama

A UPS cargo plane slammed into a field and burst into flames near an Alabama airport Wednesday, killing the pilot and co-pilot and strewing debris for hundreds of yards, authorities said.<p>The plane, an Airbus A300-600F, was en route from Louisville when it crashed on approach to …

Detroit mired in fresh controversy over sale of 60,000-piece art collection

The beleaguered city of Detroit, the largest in the US to file for bankruptcy, is embroiled in a fresh controversy over fears that it may be preparing to sell some of its 60,000-piece art collection, one of the most prestigious in the US.<p>Officials from suburban counties have warned that if the …

Amid falling sales, Coke launches campaign to defend sweetener

Coca-Cola launched the first of a series of ads Wednesday defending its use of the sweetener aspartame, attracting immediate criticism from a consumer group that’s been lobbying to have it banned.<p>Rumors about health effects have abounded almost since aspartame hit the market in the 1970s, but …

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