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Ben Bradlee Dead: Legendary Washington Post Editor Led Watergate Coverage

In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and beca

Urgency of Now: Why We Must Vote

Over the weekend I read a piece in The New York Times titled "Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate." In short, the black vote can swing elections in key states and ultimately decide which direction the nation will go. As I've toured six states in the l

World Health Organization: Nigeria Is Now Ebola-Free

Ebola is no longer a threat in Nigeria, the World Health Organization announced Monday, with more than a month having passed without a new case, Reuters reports

“Nigeria is now free of Ebola,” World Health Organization representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news c

An Open Letter to HBCU Graduates

Dear HBCU graduates,

Although most of us have never met, we share a special bond as graduates of one of America's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). With few exceptions, these are the places that sprouted from sweat-soaked seeds planted by the sons and

All The Wealth The Middle Class Accumulated After 1940 Is Gone

Here's more proof the middle class is dying.

The middle-class share of American wealth has been shrinking for the better part of three decades and recently fell to its lowest level since 1940, according to a new study by economists Emmanuel Saez of the University of Calif

Why Black Women Are the Voting Bloc to Watch in the Midterms

Why Black Women Are the Voting Bloc to Watch in the Midterms.

Turnout is anticipated to be low for the upcoming November elections, and voter interest has been dropping since June; NBC’s political analysts have called it the “great American tune out.” But generalizing about an apathetic electorate ignores one key group of voters whos

She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout

Elizabeth Holmes.

America's youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans.

Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For mone

Ben Bradlee Dead: Legendary Washington Post Editor Led Watergate Coverage

Ben Bradlee Dead: Legendary Washington Post Editor Led Watergate Coverage

In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93. Ever the newsman and ever one...

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Urgency of Now: Why We Must Vote

Urgency of Now: Why We Must Vote

Over the weekend I read a piece in The New York Times titled "Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate." In short, the black vote can swing elections in key states and ultimately decide which direction the nation will go. As I've toured six states in the last three weeks, I've witnessed a perceptible lack of enthusiasm among black voters, largely because there's a disconnect between voting and what we are...

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World Health Organization: Nigeria Is Now Ebola-Free

World Health Organization: Nigeria Is Now Ebola-Free

Ebola is no longer a threat in Nigeria, the World Health Organization announced Monday, with more than a month having passed without a new case, Reuters reports.  “Nigeria is now free of Ebola,” World Health Organization representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, Reuters reported. “This is a spectacular success story. ... It shows that Ebola can be contained, but we must be clear that we have only won a battle. The...

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An Open Letter to HBCU Graduates

An Open Letter to HBCU Graduates

Dear HBCU graduates, Although most of us have never met, we share a special bond as graduates of one of America's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). With few exceptions, these are the places that sprouted from sweat-soaked seeds planted by the sons and daughters of former slaves, sharecroppers and subsistence farmers whose belief in the power of education confounded the plans of plantation owners, straw bosses and Southern white politicians. HBCUs were the places that...

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All The Wealth The Middle Class Accumulated After 1940 Is Gone

All The Wealth The Middle Class Accumulated After 1940 Is Gone

Here's more proof the middle class is dying. The middle-class share of American wealth has been shrinking for the better part of three decades and recently fell to its lowest level since 1940, according to a new study by economists Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gabriel Zucman of the London School of Economics. In other words, remember the surge of the great American middle class after World War II? That's all gone, at...

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Why Black Women Are the Voting Bloc to Watch in the Midterms

Why Black Women Are the Voting Bloc to Watch in the Midterms

Turnout is anticipated to be low for the upcoming November elections, and voter interest has been dropping since June; NBC’s political analysts have called it the “great American tune out.” But generalizing about an apathetic electorate ignores one key group of voters whose participation in recent years has been on the rise: black women. That’s the demographic often called the most reliable progressive voting bloc. From the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections to last year’s gubernatorial...

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She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout

She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout

America's youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans. Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds her parents had saved for tuition. Now, she counts billionaire Larry Ellison as an investor and has former secretaries of state on her board. "I think a...

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Headline News

Royals even World Series as benches clea…

23-10-2014

Royals even World Series as benches clear in 7-2 victory

Tempers flared. The benches cleared. A fight nearly broke out. And a World Series with little verve finally got the jolt it needed Wednesday.... Read more

Parliament's sergeant-at-arms hailed as …

22-10-2014

Parliament's sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero

Kevin Vickers is credited with fatally shooting a gunman during an attack at the Canadian Parliament.... Read more

Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.…

22-10-2014

Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads

The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional... Read more

Latest update in Canada shootings

22-10-2014

Latest update in Canada shootings

Police search for suspects near the National War Memorial in central Ottawa.... Read more

2 dead in shooting at Canadian Parliamen…

22-10-2014

2 dead in shooting at Canadian Parliament

Parliament remains on lockdown after a uniformed soldier and a gunman are fatally shot.... Read more

Other News

Thomas Eric Duncan’s Sister Denied Exper…

22-10-2014

Thomas Eric Duncan’s Sister Denied Experimental Drug Results

Thomas Eric Duncan’s sister, Mai Wureh, expresses concern about the absence of information from his medical records. (Facebook)... Read more

President Obama On Mid-Terms: This Isn’t…

22-10-2014

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Michael Brown Autopsy Shows Ferguson Tee…

22-10-2014

Michael Brown Autopsy Shows Ferguson Teen Shot At Close Range In Hand

Michael Brown , the 19-year-old Ferguson, Missouri teen who was unarmed when Officer Darren Wilson gunned him down on August 9, was shot in the... Read more

US Restricts West Africa Travelers To 5 …

21-10-2014

US Restricts West Africa Travelers To 5 Airports

In an effort to curb the spread of Ebola in the... Read more

NewsOne Minute: Missouri State Senator A…

21-10-2014

NewsOne Minute: Missouri State Senator Arrested During Ferguson Protest

Mo. State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (Office of Mo. State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed)... Read more

Entertainment

On 106 Tonight: Tamar World Premieres 'L…

23-10-2014

On 106 Tonight: Tamar World Premieres 'Let Me Know'

Plus, Nick Cannon talks 'Drumline' sequel....

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This Day in Black History: Oct. 23, 1940

22-10-2014

This Day in Black History: Oct. 23, 1940

Legendary soccer star Pelé was born....

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Pro Biker Nigel Sylvester ‘Grinds’ to Ne…

22-10-2014

Pro Biker Nigel Sylvester ‘Grinds’ to New Heights

Watch a full episode now!...

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Scotty ATL Proves the South Has Bars

22-10-2014

Scotty ATL Proves the South Has Bars

It’s southern hospitality in the form of supreme verses....

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NYC Pro Biker Nigel Sylvester Breaks Bar…

22-10-2014

NYC Pro Biker Nigel Sylvester Breaks Barriers

“It’s the only way of life that I know.”...

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Obama on Canada Shooting: 'We're All Sha…

22-10-2014

Obama on Canada Shooting: 'We're All Shaken by It'

President offers condolences on Ottawa killings....

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Sports News

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World …

22-10-2014

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series (Yahoo Sports)

Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants' brilliant bullpen and even... Read more

Royals beats Giants 7-2 to tie World Ser…

22-10-2014

Royals beats Giants 7-2 to tie World Series 1-all (Yahoo Sports)

Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and... Read more

Leafs-Senators game postponed after shoo…

22-10-2014

Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings (Yahoo Sports)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of shootings in Ottawa.... Read more

British government wants an NFL team in …

22-10-2014

British government wants an NFL team in London (Yahoo Sports)

LONDON (AP) -- The British government wants an NFL team based in London.... Read more

Business News

Cops Keep Mistaking Man for Alleged Kill…

22-10-2014

A Pennsylvania man says he has an unfortunate doppelganger: The man being sought for allegedly shooting to death a state trooper some five weeks ago.... Read more

'High-Risk Traveler': Who Is the Canadia…

22-10-2014

The man who cops say gunned down a Canadian soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday was a convert to Islam and was reportedly considered "high risk."... Read more

Canadian Prime Minister Calls Ottawa Gun…

22-10-2014

Harper told the nation "Canada will never be intimidated" after a gunman shot dead a soldier in Ottawa Wednesday.... Read more

FOLLOW LIVE: Giants vs. Royals in World …

22-10-2014

Follow live as the Kansas City Royals try to even up the World Series after losing badly to the San Francisco Giants in Game One.... Read more

FOLLOW LIVE: Giants vs. Royals in World …

22-10-2014

Follow live as the Kansas City Royals try to even up the World Series after losing badly to the San Francisco Giants in Game One.... Read more

Political News

The GOP's 2016 tech deficit

22-10-2014

The party doesn't have enough tech experts to staff up a wide-open primary campaign.... Read more

A Facebook scoreboard for the midterms

22-10-2014

The new dashboard shows three candidates are ahead of their opponents in their number of likes.... Read more

CDC steps up Ebola monitoring

22-10-2014

The announcement comes amid growing clamor from lawmakers for travel bans.... Read more

George P. Bush looks to his future — and…

22-10-2014

He is running for Texas land commissioner -- his first run for office and probably not his last.... Read more

D.C. disconnect: Old laws vs. new tech

21-10-2014

Washington is struggling to update the nation's seemingly antiquated technology laws.... Read more

Journalists, pols remember Bradlee

21-10-2014

Barack Obama, Donald Graham and many others commemorate the renowned editor.... Read more