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Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting

A Texas voter ID law considered to be one of the most restrictive in the country is doing exactly what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned it would do: stopping Americans from voting.

A disabled woman in Travis County was turned away from voting because she c

Conservatives ready to give leaders hell

House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are pictured. | AP Photo

Conservatives in Congress are drawing up their wish list for a Republican Senate, including “pure” bills, like a full repeal of Obamacare, border security and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — unlikely to win over many Democrats and sure to torment GOP leaders looking

Finding Her Roots: Valerie Jarrett’s Family Made Some Fascinating Contributions to American History

If you missed Tuesday night’s installment of PBS’ ing Your Rootsted by ototor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr.—it’s worth checking your local listings for a replay. This latest episode focused on “three enslaved families with three unique histories,” i

HUFFPOLLSTER: How The Senate Polls Could Be Wrong

HOW POLLS COULD ERR - With less than a week remaining before Election Day, HuffPost's poll tracking model continues to report roughly the same forecast for control of the U.S. Senate as it has for the past two weeks: The polling averages show Republicans leading at least n

Krugman: How GOP Ideology Kills American Investment

America used to be a country that built for the future. Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for economic growth. Sometimes it provided incentives to the private sector, like l

Brooklyn Prosecutor Loretta Lynch Emerges As A Top Candidate For Attorney General

Loretta Lynch, the head federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, is emerging as a leading candidate to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, according to people familiar with the matter, after another top contender withdrew her name from the running last week.

Lynch, Solicitor

NBA legend Charles Barkley: Black Americans brainwashed by ‘unintelligent’ thug culture

Charles Barkley.

Charles Barkley is tired of blacks blaming whites for their own problems.

“As I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people,” Barkley told radio host y Garano

Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting

Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting

A Texas voter ID law considered to be one of the most restrictive in the country is doing exactly what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned it would do: stopping Americans from voting. A disabled woman in Travis County was turned away from voting because she couldn’t afford to pay her parking tickets. An IHOP dishwasher from Mercedes can’t afford the cost of getting a new birth certificate, which he would need to obtain the...

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Conservatives ready to give leaders hell

Conservatives ready to give leaders hell

Conservatives in Congress are drawing up their wish list for a Republican Senate, including “pure” bills, like a full repeal of Obamacare, border security and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — unlikely to win over many Democrats and sure to torment GOP leaders looking to prove they can govern. Interviews with more than a dozen conservative lawmakers and senior aides found a consensus among the right wing of the Republican Party: If Republicans take the...

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Finding Her Roots: Valerie Jarrett’s Family Made Some Fascinating Contributions to American History

Finding Her Roots: Valerie Jarrett’s Family Made Some Fascinating Contributions to American History

If you missed Tuesday night’s installment of PBS’ Finding Your Roots—hosted by The Root’s editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr.—it’s worth checking your local listings for a replay. This latest episode focused on “three enslaved families with three unique histories,” including the family histories of Yale-educated actor Angela Bassett, of Malcolm X and What’s Love Got to Do With It fame, and musician Nas, whose 1994 Illmatic is universally regarded as a cornerstone of the hip-hop...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: How The Senate Polls Could Be Wrong

HUFFPOLLSTER: How The Senate Polls Could Be Wrong

HOW POLLS COULD ERR - With less than a week remaining before Election Day, HuffPost's poll tracking model continues to report roughly the same forecast for control of the U.S. Senate as it has for the past two weeks: The polling averages show Republicans leading at least nominally in enough states to gain a 53-seat majority. The margins remain close enough, however, that the overall probability of a Republican majority is just 63 percent as...

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Krugman: How GOP Ideology Kills American Investment

Krugman: How GOP Ideology Kills American Investment

America used to be a country that built for the future. Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for economic growth. Sometimes it provided incentives to the private sector, like land grants to spur railroad construction. Either way, there was broad support for spending that would make us richer. But nowadays we simply won’t invest, even when the need is obvious and the timing...

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Brooklyn Prosecutor Loretta Lynch Emerges As A Top Candidate For Attorney General

Brooklyn Prosecutor Loretta Lynch Emerges As A Top Candidate For Attorney General

Loretta Lynch, the head federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, is emerging as a leading candidate to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, according to people familiar with the matter, after another top contender withdrew her name from the running last week.Lynch, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez are among those being considered, said the people, who declined to be named about the private deliberations.Lynch, 55, has stirred little controversy during two tenures as...

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NBA legend Charles Barkley: Black Americans brainwashed by ‘unintelligent’ thug culture

NBA legend Charles Barkley: Black Americans brainwashed by ‘unintelligent’ thug culture

Charles Barkley is tired of blacks blaming whites for their own problems. “As I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people,” Barkley told radio host Anthony Garano on Philadelphia’s WIP. “One of the reasons we’re never going to be successful as a whole, because of other black people. And for some reason we are brainwashed to think, if...

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Penn. trooper ambush suspect captured

30-10-2014

Survivalist Eric Frein surrenders to U.S. marshals, ending a lengthy manhunt.... Read more

Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air For…

30-10-2014

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35... Read more

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike …

30-10-2014

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail

By Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went... Read more

Elusive Pennsylvania ambush suspect capt…

30-10-2014

Elusive Pennsylvania ambush suspect captured, ending manhunt

By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a... Read more

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D.C. Student’s Family Sues For $11 Milli…

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Suge Knight, Katt Williams Arrested In R…

30-10-2014

Suge Knight, Katt Williams Arrested In Robbery Case, Face Serious Prison Time

Hip-Hop heavyweight ... Read more

Substitute Teacher Calls Black Students …

30-10-2014

Substitute Teacher Calls Black Students ‘N-Word,’ ‘Slaves’ During History Lesson

A substitute teacher at Jay Stream Elementary School in Carol Stream, Illinois sparked controversy when she allegedly referred to Black students  as ‘ni***rs’ and ‘slaves’... Read more

Halloween ‘Lynching’ Display Ordered Rem…

29-10-2014

Halloween ‘Lynching’ Display Ordered Removed From Home On Army Base

At first there was the offensive... Read more

Entertainment

This Day in Black History: Oct. 31, 1950

31-10-2014

This Day in Black History: Oct. 31, 1950

Earl Lloyd broke basketball's color barrier....

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On 106 Tonight: French Montana Hits the …

30-10-2014

On 106 Tonight: French Montana Hits the Stage!

Tune in tonight at 5P/4C....

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Don't Wear My Culture as Your Costume

30-10-2014

Don't Wear My Culture as Your Costume

Is your Halloween costume racist?...

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Celeb Look-A-Likes Invade 106

30-10-2014

Celeb Look-A-Likes Invade 106

Watch a full episode now!...

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New National Anthem Writer Victoria Mone…

30-10-2014

New National Anthem Writer Victoria Monet Flies Solo

The Sacramento songstress expresses her love for Aaliyah....

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Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Weird for Nightcraw…

30-10-2014

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Weird for Nightcrawler

Jake balances creepy, charming and repulsive in new film....

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Sports News

Winston, Florida State rally to beat Lou…

30-10-2014

Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville (Yahoo Sports)

If trailing Auburn by 18 last season in the BCS Championship game didn't shake Florida State, a 21-0 first-half deficit to Louisville surely wasn't going... Read more

NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley s…

30-10-2014

NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley suspension (Yahoo Sports)

The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in... Read more

Knicks spoil James' homecoming, 95-90 (Y…

30-10-2014

Knicks spoil James' homecoming, 95-90 (Yahoo Sports)

LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional homecoming... Read more

Saints take 21-7 lead on Panthers after …

30-10-2014

Saints take 21-7 lead on Panthers after 3 (Yahoo Sports)

Drew Brees leapt forward and stretched the ball over the goal line on a fourth-down sneak to give the New Orleans Saints a 21-7 lead... Read more

Business News

Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein Could Face…

30-10-2014

Officials nabbed suspected killer Eric Frein in an abandoned hangar after a 48-day manhunt — and used his alleged victim's handcuffs to haul him in.... Read more

Dad Shoots, Kills Daughter While Hunting…

30-10-2014

A 20-year-old woman was shot and killed by her father while the two were hunting in Oregon, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office.... Read more

Suspected Cop Killer Eric Frein Captured…

30-10-2014

Governor Tom Corbett and Pennsylvania law enforcement officers explain how Frein was caught.... Read more

Fetching: Wearable Tech Coming for the C…

30-10-2014

A smartphone app combined with hi-tech collars aims to let dog owners tell when Fido is chasing a squirrel, stressed out or just getting a belly rub.... Read more

Fetching: Wearable Tech for the Canine C…

30-10-2014

A smartphone app combined with hi-tech collars aims to let dog owners tell when Fido is chasing a squirrel, stressed out or just getting a belly rub.... Read more

Political News

Final N.H. Senate debate: 8 key quotes

30-10-2014

Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown meet in the final New Hampshire Senate debate.... Read more

The mayor who solved Boston

30-10-2014

No one did more than Tom Menino to heal the city's legendary class and racial divides.... Read more

Biden his time for 2016

30-10-2014

Nobody's who's run for president twice stops wanting the job.... Read more

Obama's legacy pitch

30-10-2014

The president is doing quite a bit of record burnishing and rattling off statistics.... Read more

The green monster

29-10-2014

How the Border Patrol became America's most out-of-control law enforcement agency.... Read more

How to back Hillary into a corner

29-10-2014

A report from the secret race to answer 2016's most pressing question.... Read more