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Campaign Focus on Economic Issues Vital to Black Community

Campaign Focus on Economic Issues Vital to Black Community

NEWS | By Meg Kinnard | Jun 15
It's a campaign focus this weekend on economic issues important to the black community for some of the Democratic presidential candidates.

Notre Dame Celebrates 1st Mass Since Devastating April Fire

Notre Dame Celebrates 1st Mass Since Devastating April Fire

NEWS | Jun 15
The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire.

Advocates: Emails Show that Census Question Discriminates

Advocates: Emails Show that Census Question Discriminates

NEWS | By Jonathan Drew | Jun 15
Voting rights activists argue that newly discovered 2015 correspondence between a GOP redistricting expert and a current Census Bureau official bolster arguments that discrimination motivated efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Terror, Chaos Inside California Costco Amid Deadly Shooting

Terror, Chaos Inside California Costco Amid Deadly Shooting

NEWS | Jun 15
Shoppers and employees have described terror and chaos as shots rang out inside a busy California warehouse store as a gunman in an argument near the freezer section opened fire — killing one man, wounding two and sparking a stampede.

Taylor Swift Makes Surprise Performance At Gay Bar Stonewall

Taylor Swift Makes Surprise Performance At Gay Bar Stonewall

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 15
Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community.

'Gosh!' Cult Comedy 'Napoleon Dynamite' Turns 15

'Gosh!' Cult Comedy 'Napoleon Dynamite' Turns 15

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Jun 15
The cult comedy "Napoleon Dynamite" turns 15 years old this month, a milestone for a movie that became an early breakaway hit in today's era of pop-culture geek celebration.

Planned Parenthood Builds Ala. Clinic Despite Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood Builds Ala. Clinic Despite Abortion Law

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Jun 15
Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions.

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

NEWS | By Beatrice Dupuy | Jun 15
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts.

Ugandan Medics Now Tackling Ebola Say They Lack Supplies

Ugandan Medics Now Tackling Ebola Say They Lack Supplies

NEWS | By Rodney Muhumuza | Jun 15
The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency.

LGBTs Have an Ally in New Slovak President

LGBTs Have an Ally in New Slovak President

NEWS | Jun 15
Liberal environmental activist and lawyer Zuzana Caputova was inaugurated Saturday as the first female president of Slovakia.


News

Fox & Friends Cast Praises "Save Chick-fil-A" Bill While Eating Chick-fil-A

Fox & Friends Cast Praises "Save Chick-fil-A" Bill While Eating Chick-fil-A

NATIONAL | By Sam Cronin | Jun 15
The cast of Fox & Friends showed their support for the Texas "Save Chick-fil-A" Bill Wednesday with a segment catered by Chick-fil-A.


Entertainment

Publisher Delays Book About Victorian-Era LGBTQ Abuses

Publisher Delays Book About Victorian-Era LGBTQ Abuses

BOOKS | Jun 15
Naomi Wolf's U.S. publisher is postponing the release of her new book, "Outrages," after a BBC interviewer challenged some of her findings. Wolf is openly objecting to the delay.


Business

'We Are Trapped': Zimbabwe's Economic Crunch Hits Passports

'We Are Trapped': Zimbabwe's Economic Crunch Hits Passports

FINANCE | By Farai Mutsaka | Jun 15
With Zimbabwe's economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end at the passport office: A passport now takes no less than a year to be issued.


Technology

Dems Accelerate Election Security Push after Trump Comments

Dems Accelerate Election Security Push after Trump Comments

PERSONAL TECH | By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Jun 15
Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign.


Finance

Dropped From Health Insurance Without Warning: Was it Legal?

Dropped From Health Insurance Without Warning: Was it Legal?

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Jun 10
Tens of thousands of Americans each year are dropped by their insurers over payment issues, sometimes with little or no prior warning from their insurers.


Cars

Edmunds Compares the Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot

Edmunds Compares the Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot

AUTO NEWS | By Dan Edmunds | Jun 15
The Honda Pilot has always been a strong choice for a midsize three-row crossover SUV. But Kia has recently introduced an all-new model known as the Telluride that it hopes will attract shoppers with its bold styling and value.


Health/Fitness

New York Ends Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates

New York Ends Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates

HEALTH | By David Klepper | Jun 14
New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.


Travel

California Hotel Gets $1.6M Fine for Blocking Beach Access

California Hotel Gets $1.6M Fine for Blocking Beach Access

LEGAL | Jun 14
A posh Northern California hotel was ordered to pay $1.6 million in penalties Thursday for failing to provide public access to its nearby beaches.


Nightlife

Lionize and Wolfmother at 9:30

Lionize and Wolfmother at 9:30

MUSIC | Jun 13
DC natives Lionize opened a packed show for with Wolfmother all the way from Australia for this East Coast tour show at the 9:30 Club.