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Lupita Nyong'o Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person 2014

    It's official: Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful Person for 2014, besting other gorgeous ladies like Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Julianna Margulies. The annual Most Beautiful cover was unveiled on the Today show Wednesday, April 23: This should come as no surprise to the magazine's readers (and to the world, really), and it's not only because Nyong'o is breathtakingly beautiful. The breakout star of "12 Years a Slave," this year's Best Picture, won an Oscar... Read more

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Shonda Rhimes named Dartmouth commencement speaker

Shonda Rhimes named Dartmouth commencement speaker

  If she had been asked to speak at Commencement a few years ago, Shonda Rhimes ’91 said, she would have declined, not believing she had enough to say. When College President Phil Hanlon flew to Los Angeles to meet with her and then called a week later to ask her to address the Class of 2014, she said, time and perspective gave her the confidence to accept. “The difference between a couple of years ago and... Read more

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No, After the Schuette Case, Affirmative Action Isn’t Going to Be OK

No, After the Schuette Case, Affirmative Action Isn’t Going to Be OK

  True, the Supreme Court’s ruling was a narrow one. But it’s still going to speed up the end of affirmative action as we know it.   Above the Law’s Elie Mystal doesn’t think that affirmative action supporters need to hyperventilate over Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action—which upheld Michigan’s ban on race-conscious admissions policies at state colleges—because, he writes, the justices, in fact, “didn’t rule that affirmative action is unconstitutional.” And indeed,... Read more

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Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

  A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America. The 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan Constitution that forbids the state's public colleges to take race into account. That change was indeed up to... Read more

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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Former Boxer Dies At 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Former Boxer Dies At 76

  Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his... Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Cory Booker?

U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Cory Booker?

    Political blogger Jonathan Chait wrote earlier this week that recent Senate filibuster brinksmanship coupled with a GOP takeover of the Senate during the 2014 midterm elections could result in a showdown over a hypothetical Obama nomination to the Supreme Court in 2015 or 2016 -- particularly if the nominee would replace one of the five conservatives. Says Chait: It may seem implausible that Republicans would simply refuse to allow Obama to appoint any justice to such... Read more

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President Obama: "Easter Is a Story of Hope"

President Obama:

    In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama offered Easter greetings and called on Americans to look beyond their different faiths to foster a sense of community. "The common thread of humanity that connects us all - not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs - is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves," President Obama said. "For me, Easter is a story of hope - a belief... Read more

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Thursday, Roland Martin tackled a controversial topic on “NewsOne Now.” Candace R. M. Gorham, author of The Ebony Exodus Project, stopped by to discuss her book which… Read more

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Deepak Chopra's guide to thinking rich

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Many people may dream of becoming wealthy. Some say having a certain type of mindset can actually help to create affluence.Deepak Chopra, physician, educator and best-selling author, is a... Read more

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Apr 24, 2014 Business News

When it comes to the most important meal of the day, corporate America wants its oatmeal.An analysis of GrubHub Inc. breakfast delivery orders show that oatmeal is 75 percent... Read more

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Apr 24, 2014 Politics

A former Navy contract linguist is accused of taking classified documents without permission. Read more

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Apr 24, 2014 Politics

Reid says it is "the height of irresponsibility" to glorify Bundy's actions. Read more

Vice News reporter released

Apr 24, 2014 Politics

Simon Ostrovsky has been released after being detained since Tuesday in Slovyansk. Read more

W.H. slams AFP's Aurora image ad

Apr 24, 2014 Politics

A spokesman calls the ad "shameful" for its use of a picture of Obama after the Aurora shooting. Read more

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Colleague: Dr. Umanos Was A 'Very, Very …

Apr 24, 2014 Health News

A shaken colleague says that not only was Dr. Jerry Umanos a "very, very dear friend and devoted colleague" who was also the pediatrician for children many of the... Read more

Measles Cases Surge in U.S., Fueled By U…

Apr 24, 2014 Health News

Measles cases in the U.S. are surging at the fastest pace in nearly two decades, fueled mostly by unvaccinated travelers sparking outbreaks from California to New York — and,... Read more

Swiss Certified as World's First Allergy…

Apr 24, 2014 Health News

Air travel can be a challenging and, at times, life-threatening situation for the millions of people with allergies or sensitivities to pet dander, strong scents and certain foods. Read more

5 Facts About E-Cigarettes and the FDA: …

Apr 24, 2014 Health News

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed extending its authority to e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and other tobacco products. It’s just a first step and not a final rule... Read more

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Yankees' Pineda suspended 10 games for p…

Apr 24, 2014 Sports News

BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball. Read more

Pinehurst U.S. Open attracts record entr…

Apr 24, 2014 Sports News

(Reuters) - This year's U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, Northern Carolina has attracted a record total of 10,127 entries, the United States Golf Association... Read more

Golf-Pinehurst U.S. Open attracts record…

Apr 24, 2014 Sports News

This year's U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, Northern Carolina has attracted a record total of 10,127 entries, the United States Golf Association (USGA) said... Read more

Kosar believes he's off TV for slurred s…

Apr 24, 2014 Sports News

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he's been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster. Read more

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Apr 24, 2014 Entertainment News

Actor told to stay away from estranged wife. Read more

Bill Ward: I miss Black Sabbath

Apr 24, 2014 Entertainment News

Bill Ward has said he misses his former Black Sabbath band members, but feels he has "lost a friend" in Ozzy Osbourne. Read more

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