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Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks Embroiled in Twitter Feud

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Feb. 5, 2016. (Carl Court/Getty Images); Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013. (The Guardian via Getty Images)
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Feb. 5, 2016. (Carl Court/Getty Images); Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013. (The Guardian via Getty Images)

Two of the most renowned figures in government security breaches are in disagreement on ways to release classified government documents.  On July 28, Edward Snowden slammed...


  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the end on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Hillary Clinton’s Strategic Patriotism

    Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” has allowed the Democratic Party and its candidate Hillary Clinton to explore themes that have been... Read more

  • In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that Texas' strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must quickly be scrubbed of those effects before the November 2016 election. Voters will still need to show identification at the polls under the decision by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to attorneys who challenged the law, but a lower court will now also have to devise a way for Texas to accommodate those who cannot. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    US Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

    RALEIGH, N.C.—A federal appeals court blocked a North Carolina law requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, ruling Friday that it was enacted “with discriminatory... Read more

  • Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, holds up a booklet of the US Constitution as he delivers remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Father of Deceased Muslim US Army Captain Tells Trump ‘You Have Sacrificed Nothing’

    The father of a Muslim U.S. Army Captain, who was killed in action in Iraq, slammed Donald Trump during his powerful speech at the Democratic... Read more

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    Officials: Girl, 14, Slits Teen’s Throat in Hope of ‘First Kill’

    MADISON, Wis. — A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl tried to kill her brother’s girlfriend, slitting her throat and telling her during the attack that she was... Read more

  • This Wednesday, July 27, 2016, image made from a video provided by Ian Norman/Lonelyspeck.com shows a Chinese rocket re-entering the atmosphere from the view of Alabama Hills, Calif. The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere Wednesday night, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn confirmed. That's when people in Nevada, Utah and California took to social media to report a small fireball streaking across the sky. (Ian Norman/Lonelyspeck.com via AP)

    Chinese Rocket Sends Streak of Light Across Sky in Western United States

    LAS VEGAS — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video... Read more

  • An F/A 18C Hornet was involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a pilot in Twentynine Palms, Calif. on July 28, 2016.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    US Marine Corps Pilot Killed in Jet Crash

    A Marine Corps. pilot was killed when his F/A-18C Hornet crashed during a training exercise on July 28, according to officials.  The name of the Third... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Clinton Vows to Get Money Out of Politics

    Hillary Clinton promised to get big money out of politics during her Democratic National Convention speech on Thursday in Philadelphia as she accepted the party’s... Read more

  • Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    US’s Only Hispanic Sheriff Address DNC

    Lupe Valdez, the sheriff of Dallas County, Texas, spoke during the Democratic National Convention, giving a mostly apolitical speech that called for understanding between police... Read more

  • DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    FBI Probing Hacking of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    PHILADELPHIA  — The FBI is investigating an apparent hack into computer systems at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, following a similar intrusion at the Democratic... Read more

  • A San Diego Harbor Police officer helps to secure the scene near the corner of 39th Street and Boston Avenue in San Diego near where two San Diego Police officers were shot Thursday night, July 28, 2016. (John Gastaldo/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

    Two San Diego Police Officers Shot; One Fatally

    A San Diego police officer was fatally shot and another injured during a traffic stop on July 28, according to police officials.  Authorities said shortly... Read more

  • This March 28, 2013 photo illustration shot with a perspective control lens shows a route guide inside the Washington, DC METRO system at the Metro Center station. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Washington DC Metro Train Derails, One Passenger Hurt

    ARLINGTON, Va.  — Metro says a train has derailed in northern Virginia and fire officials say one of about 75 passengers on the train was... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016 file photo, Evaristo Miqueli, a natural resources officer with Broward County Mosquito Control, takes water samples decanted from a watering jug, checking for the presence of mosquito larvae in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The officers make daily inspections and respond to resident's complaints about mosquitoes, as part of their mosquito control procedure. On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Florida health officials said they are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be directly related to travel, bringing the total to four. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    ‘Zika Is Now Here’: Mosquitoes Now Spreading Virus in US

    MIAMI—Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in... Read more

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    Google Corrects System After Trump Left Out of Search Results

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson were both left off a Google search for presidential candidates. For some time, when one... Read more

  • Female bank robber, allegedly Josephine Sari, 42, of Chesterfield, at a Wells Fargo Bank in Willingboro Township, NJ, on May 13, 2016. (Willingboro Township Police Department)

    Just Bonnie, No Clyde: Women Are Robbing Banks More Than Ever

    Shortly before noon of May 13, Josephine Sari, draped in black with black shades and a scarf over her head, walked into a Wells Fargo Bank... Read more

  • A San Diego Harbor Police officer helps to secure the scene near the corner of 39th Street and Boston Avenue in San Diego near where two San Diego Police officers were shot Thursday night on July 28, 2016. (John Gastaldo/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

    2 San Diego Police Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, in Traffic Stop

    SAN DIEGO—One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night stop to check out a person, authorities... Read more

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reacts as balloons and confetti fall after addressing the delegates during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Clinton to Nation: It’s a ‘Moment of Reckoning’

    PHILADELPHIA—Hillary Clinton capped a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in... Read more

  • In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that Texas' strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must quickly be scrubbed of those effects before the November 2016 election. Voters will still need to show identification at the polls under the decision by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to attorneys who challenged the law, but a lower court will now also have to devise a way for Texas to accommodate those who cannot. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    US Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

    RALEIGH, N.C.—A federal appeals court blocked a North Carolina law requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, ruling Friday that it was enacted “with discriminatory... Read more

  • This Wednesday, July 27, 2016, image made from a video provided by Ian Norman/Lonelyspeck.com shows a Chinese rocket re-entering the atmosphere from the view of Alabama Hills, Calif. The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere Wednesday night, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn confirmed. That's when people in Nevada, Utah and California took to social media to report a small fireball streaking across the sky. (Ian Norman/Lonelyspeck.com via AP)

    Chinese Rocket Sends Streak of Light Across Sky in Western United States

    LAS VEGAS — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video... Read more

  • Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    US’s Only Hispanic Sheriff Address DNC

    Lupe Valdez, the sheriff of Dallas County, Texas, spoke during the Democratic National Convention, giving a mostly apolitical speech that called for understanding between police... Read more

  • DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    FBI Probing Hacking of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    PHILADELPHIA  — The FBI is investigating an apparent hack into computer systems at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, following a similar intrusion at the Democratic... Read more

  • This March 28, 2013 photo illustration shot with a perspective control lens shows a route guide inside the Washington, DC METRO system at the Metro Center station. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Washington DC Metro Train Derails, One Passenger Hurt

    ARLINGTON, Va.  — Metro says a train has derailed in northern Virginia and fire officials say one of about 75 passengers on the train was... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016 file photo, Evaristo Miqueli, a natural resources officer with Broward County Mosquito Control, takes water samples decanted from a watering jug, checking for the presence of mosquito larvae in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The officers make daily inspections and respond to resident's complaints about mosquitoes, as part of their mosquito control procedure. On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Florida health officials said they are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be directly related to travel, bringing the total to four. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    ‘Zika Is Now Here’: Mosquitoes Now Spreading Virus in US

    MIAMI—Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in... Read more

  • Clipboard01192139a9a92139139a9

    Google Corrects System After Trump Left Out of Search Results

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson were both left off a Google search for presidential candidates. For some time, when one... Read more

  • A San Diego Harbor Police officer helps to secure the scene near the corner of 39th Street and Boston Avenue in San Diego near where two San Diego Police officers were shot Thursday night on July 28, 2016. (John Gastaldo/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

    2 San Diego Police Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, in Traffic Stop

    SAN DIEGO—One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night stop to check out a person, authorities... Read more

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reacts as balloons and confetti fall after addressing the delegates during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Clinton to Nation: It’s a ‘Moment of Reckoning’

    PHILADELPHIA—Hillary Clinton capped a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in... Read more

  • DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Clues in DNC Hacking Point to Russia, Despite Trump Claims

    WASHINGTON—Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he is reasserting that whoever hacked the Democratic National Committee and stole years of internal emails remains a mystery... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 28, 2002 pool-file photo taken at the Modesto Centre Plaza in Modesto, Calif., photos of Chandra Levy are on display as musicians, right, stand by at the memorial service for Levy. Prosecutors say they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. The U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement Thursday, July 28, 2016, that the office has moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with Levy's 2001 murder. According to the statement, prosecutors concluded they could not convict Guandique "based on recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week." The statement does not elaborate. (AP Photo/Debbie Noda, Pool, File)

    After Charges Dropped, Mystery of Levy’s Death Unresolved

    In the weeks and months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy was the biggest story in the U.S. Speculation... Read more

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    Russian Ships Displayed at the DNC — Back in 2013

    Russian ships were displayed at the Democratic National Convention—in March 2013. While it is true that the Russian ships were prominently displayed during the DNC’s... Read more

  • Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Melania Trump’s Website Disappeared After Speculation About Her College Degree

    Melania Trump is in the news again.  Her website was taken down this week after speculation that she lied about her college degree on her... Read more

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    GoFundMe Investigates Homeless Teen’s Story; Freezes $184k in Donations

    The story of Fred Barley, a teen who biked for six hours to register for classes at Gordon State College, and later found about to sleep... Read more

  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. holding a U.N. report speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. A U.N. human rights panel says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been squirreled away inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid questioning by Swedish authorities about sexual misconduct allegations, has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Will Release ‘A Lot More’ on Clinton, Democrats

    Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, said this week his website will release “a lot more” leaked material on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party—days... Read more

  • A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant is seen in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 22, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chipotle Branching Out, Plans to Open Burger Restaurant

    NEW YORK—Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant. A spokesman for the chain, Chris Arnold, said in an... Read more

  • Democratic National Committee Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida addresses a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, July 23, 2016. 
Embattled Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said July 24, 2016 she is resigning, following a leak of emails suggesting an insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Hillary Clinton's rival in the White House primaries Bernie Sanders.
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    EXCLUSIVE: Infamous Hacker Detox Ransome Stole Democrat Databases in 2015

    In September 2015, a hacker known as “Detox Ransome” breached a service connected to the Democratic National Committee and was able to steal large databases... Read more

  • (ShaunWilkinson/Shutterstock)

    Debt-Collection Proposals: Fewer Calls, Easier to Dispute

    NEW YORK—Consumers could no longer receive multiple calls per day from debt collectors and would have more ability to dispute their bills under proposals released... Read more

  • American Airlines passenger planes are seen on the tarmac at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, June 8, 2015. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    American Airlines Plane Lands Safely in Texas Despite Engine Flames

    GRAPEVINE, Texas — An American Airlines aircraft landed safely at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport despite a dramatic discharge of flames from one of the engines... Read more

  • Rancho Adobe Fire Captan James Devrloo keeps an eye on a fire line on Garza Trail in the Rancho San Carlos Community as a wildfire burns in Carmel Valley, Calif., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, substituting for Gov. Jerry Brown who is at the Democratic National Convention with other top state officials, declared a state of emergency for the fire and another wildfire outside of Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The move frees up funding and relaxes regulations to help with the firefight and recovery. (David Royal/The Monterey County Herald via AP)

    Hotter Weather Expected Near Blaze That Killed 1

    BIG SUR, Calif.—Firefighters are bracing for hotter weather and lower humidity in the area near Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and... Read more

  • Farmer John Lavoie walks through a drying strawberry patch in Hollis, N.H., on July 21, 2016. Parts of the Northeast are in the grips of a drought. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Fortune Fickle for Farmers in Northeast Drought

    Drought has scorched the livelihoods of some farmers in the northeastern states while only gently parching their neighbors’. “You can have literally on the same farm,... Read more

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    Modern Knights Revive Chivalry as Cultural Reform

    Chivalry-Now is a movement that introduces a new form of chivalry for the 21st century. Founder Dean Jacques is a retired social worker. Throughout his... Read more

  • Chelsea Whitaker, former point guard from Baylor University and now a detective with the Dallas Police Department, poses for a portrait in Dallas on July 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

    Black and a Cop: Detective Says ‘We’ve All Got Work to Do’

    DALLAS—In the aftermath of the deadly attack on Dallas officers, the city’s police chief issued an appeal to blacks: If you want to change law... Read more

  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) speaks at a rally at the Capitol in Washington on July 14, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Annual Falun Gong Capitol Rally Notes Progress in Ending the Persecution

    WASHINGTON—The annual rally of Falun Gong practitioners and supporters on the West Lawn on July 14 was upbeat and optimistic this year. Falun Gong has... Read more

  • Presidential Politics Polarizing Attitudes Towards Muslims and Islam

      WASHINGTON—After the June 12 shooting in Orlando, Florida, in a gay nightclub killing 49 people and wounding 53, one would expect that attitudes towards... Read more

  • Left: Actor Jesse Williams in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2015. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images for BFCA); Center: Actress Patricia Arquette in Beverly Hills on April 2, 2016. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for GLAAD); Right: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio at the United Nations in New York City on April 22, 2016. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

    In Most Cases, Celebrity Advocacy Is More Effective for the Celebrity Than the Cause

    Amid the gratitude expressed to God, loved ones, and an entire production team, celebrities often speak on causes close to their hearts as they accept accolades at award ceremonies... Read more

  • (Photo courtesy Alexandra Poulos)

    Underground Railroad Stop Discovered Under Pennsylvania Home

    The white, Colonial-style home in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, isn’t your average home. But it took Alexandra Poulos, 43, nearly four decades to realize that. She had always felt... Read more

  • (R-L) Robert Adams and Nkrumah Steward at Wavering Place Plantation in South Carolina. (Photo courtesy Nkrumah Steward )

    Slave Descendants and Plantation Owners Meet, 181 Years Later

    Tracing family history can annoy people, said Nkrumah Steward, “especially family members, because they don’t want to know. I just want to know the truth.” In 1835,... Read more

  • Dallas police and residents stand near the scene where five Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

    ‘America Is Weeping’: Taking Stock After 3 Days of Tragedy

    NEW YORK—Can this really be America in 2016? Three tumultuous days have brought echoes of decades past and made clear a public that elected a... Read more

  • (Epoch Times)

    Inside the Global Banking E-Heist

    UniTeller is a financial services company that specializes in making international money transfers, servicing a network of some 87 banks and 32,000 payment locations worldwide... Read more

  • New York's Fouth of July celebrations. (Annie Zhuo/Epoch Times)

    From Sea to Shining Sea: 4th of July Celebrations from Around the Nation

    The Fourth of July holiday is based on the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. The historic document officially established the original 13 American states... Read more

  • A view of a street in the Piedmont Park neighborhood in Apopka, Fla., on April 14, 2016. Many of the single-family homes in the neighborhood used to be owned by families, but now they're owned by companies associated with big real estate investment firms. And the occupants are tenants, not owners. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    When the Neighborhood Is Owned by Billion-Dollar Companies

    APOPKA, Florida—Many of the single-family homes in the Piedmont Park neighborhood of Apopka, Florida, used to be owned by families—the Vargases and the Townes, the... Read more

  • Jim Fullem, who was drafted into the Army in 1961, during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery in Virgina on May 28, 2012. (Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos/U.S. Marine Corps)

    Veterans on Sacrifice and Love of Country

    On a regular basis, men, who are often in their 90s, will wake up at four or five in the morning, tired but expectant, to... Read more

  • Police block the intersection at Wycliffe and Apple Tree as they respond to a shooting in Houston on May 29, 2016. (Gary Fountain/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Activists Troubled by Houston’s History of Police Shootings

    HOUSTON—There’s a concerning pattern in Houston that’s lasted more than a decade, activists and attorneys say: Nearly every officer-involved shooting is deemed justified by the... Read more

  • An Eastern firefly, Photinus pyralis. (Wikimedia/art farmer, CC BY-SA)

    June Weather Means Fireflies Are Showing, Lawns Are Glowing

    LINCOLN, Neb.—The glow of fireflies is nothing short of magic. It’s the joy of watching them light up in the grass, or catching them and... Read more

  • Charlie Hake, owner of We B Smokin in Jefferson City, Mo., reaches for a pack of cigarettes at his store on June 23, 2016. Hake opposes a pair of proposed Missouri ballot initiatives seeking to raise the state's lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb)

    New Cigarette Taxes Could Be on Ballot in Hesitant States

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—An entire generation has come of age since the last time Missouri raised its cigarette tax, from 13 cents a pack to 17... Read more

  • Edith Bolling Wilson, First Lady, December 18, 1915, to March 4,1921. (Public domain: United States Library of Congress)

    The First Woman ‘President’

    “History doesn’t repeat itself,” said Mark Twain, “but it sometimes rhymes.” Hillary Clinton, the presumptive 2016 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, stands to become... Read more

  • The East Bay Choral Union and Orchestra performs under the direction of Dr. Buddy James, director of vocal studies at Cal State East Bay, June 4, Walnut Creek, Calif. (Timothy Wahl)

    Bringing the World Closer Together With Choral Singing

    By the time California State University East Bay nailed down a permanent home in Hayward, Calif., in 1959, choral singing had become central to the... Read more

  • Black male teachers account for just 2 percent of the nation's teachers, yet teacher diversity has a positive impact on black students, particularly male. (michaeljung/Shutterstock)

    Black Male Teachers Critical, but a Rare Find in Classrooms

    Donovan Livingston, 29, can count on one hand the number of black male teachers he has had in his 24 years of formal schooling—four in total... Read more

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    Former Foster Child Regina Louise Shares Her Inspiring Story of How Love Brought Her Back From the Brink of Destruction

    SAN FRANCISCO—It wasn’t until Regina Louise was 13 years old that she felt as though somebody loved her. Abandoned by her parents, beaten by those... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the end on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Hillary Clinton’s Strategic Patriotism

    Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” has allowed the Democratic Party and its candidate Hillary Clinton to explore themes that have been... Read more

  • Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, holds up a booklet of the US Constitution as he delivers remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Father of Deceased Muslim US Army Captain Tells Trump ‘You Have Sacrificed Nothing’

    The father of a Muslim U.S. Army Captain, who was killed in action in Iraq, slammed Donald Trump during his powerful speech at the Democratic... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Clinton Vows to Get Money Out of Politics

    Hillary Clinton promised to get big money out of politics during her Democratic National Convention speech on Thursday in Philadelphia as she accepted the party’s... Read more

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reacts as balloons and confetti fall after addressing the delegates during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Clinton to Nation: It’s a ‘Moment of Reckoning’

    PHILADELPHIA—Hillary Clinton capped a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in... Read more

  • Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Melania Trump’s Website Disappeared After Speculation About Her College Degree

    Melania Trump is in the news again.  Her website was taken down this week after speculation that she lied about her college degree on her... Read more

  • Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Libertarian Candidate Says Romney in Talks to Endorse

    Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is looking to take his outspoken objections to Donald Trump to the next level—by endorsing Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 27, 2016.  (Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

    President Obama Reaches Across the Aisle to Republicans and Conservatives in Speech

    President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention aimed to achieve a lot of things: it celebrated and defended his legacy of the last eight years, “passed... Read more

  • Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg Calls Trump a Hypocrite and a Con

    Billionaire businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg handed Donald Trump a drubbing at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening. ... Read more

  • Donald Trump, Jr., son of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Donald Trump Jr. Says Obama Plagiarized Part of His Speech

    Donald Trump, Jr. is alleging that President Barack Obama lifted a six-word phrase from his convention speech. The line in question is “That’s not the... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama wants to set the record straight: He doesn’t really eat exactly seven almonds each night. Obama tells NBC’s “Today Show” that the legend of his disciplined eating habits grew out of a joke that Michelle Obama told former White House chef Sam Kass.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Obama Says He Doesn’t Count Almonds

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama wants to set the record straight: He doesn’t really eat exactly seven almonds each night. Obama tells NBC’s “Today Show”... Read more

  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."  The film is based on the autobiography by Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

    ‘American Sniper’ Star Bradley Cooper’s DNC Appearance Angers Many

    PHILADELPHIA  — Bradley Cooper’s appearance at the Democratic National Convention has irked some conservative fans of the actor’s portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014’s... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Trump National Doral on July 27, 2016 in Doral, Florida. Trump spoke about the Democratic Convention and called on Russia to find Hillary Clinton's deleted e-mails.  (Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

    Trump: Comments About Russia, Clinton Emails Were Sarcastic

    WASHINGTON—Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. But Democrats aren’t likely to let the Republican... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledge the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

    Obama Passes Baton to Clinton, Imploring Nation to Elect Her

      PHILADELPHIA—Hours of testimonials, urgent pleas and persuasion have led to this. Now, it’s time to hear from Hillary Clinton. The former first lady, U.S... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Trump National Doral on July 27, 2016 in Doral, Florida. Trump spoke about the Democratic Convention and called on Russia to find Hillary Clinton's deleted e-mails.  (Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

    Top 5 Surprising Moments From Donald Trump’s Press Conference

    Donald Trump gave a throwback-to-primary-season press conference in Miami, Florida when he fielded questions from the room and left some reporters perplexed by his responses on July 25.  The... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks before introducing his vice presidential running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on July 16, 2016. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

    Trump Dings Both Clintons in Rollicking Press Conference

    MIAMI  — Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails — but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot... Read more

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    Clinton Ally Says She Will End up Backing TPP

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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the National Rifle Association's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum  in Louisville, Ky., on May 20. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Trump to Russia: ‘I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails’ of Clinton

    Donald Trump said on Wednesday he hoped Russia hacked into Hillary Clinton’s private email servers. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find... Read more

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    Donald Trump Will Not Release Tax Returns, Says Campaign Chief

    The anticipation over Donald Trump’s tax returns is over.   “Mr. Trump has said that his taxes are under audit and he will not be releasing... Read more

  • In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. O'Reilly responded on his show Tuesday, July 26, 2016, to first lady Michelle Obama's remarks during her speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday that she wakes up "every morning in a house that was built by slaves." O'Reilly said the slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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    Bill O’Reilly, the longtime Fox News host, responded to the speech made by Michelle Obama during the Democratic National Convention on Monday evening. “I wake... Read more

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    Obama on Prospect of Trump Presidency: ‘Anything’s Possible’

    President Obama previously said that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won’t win in November, but in a recent interview, he changed his tune. “Anything’s possible,”... Read more

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    Officials: Girl, 14, Slits Teen’s Throat in Hope of ‘First Kill’

    MADISON, Wis. — A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl tried to kill her brother’s girlfriend, slitting her throat and telling her during the attack that she was... Read more

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    US Marine Corps Pilot Killed in Jet Crash

    A Marine Corps. pilot was killed when his F/A-18C Hornet crashed during a training exercise on July 28, according to officials.  The name of the Third... Read more

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    Two San Diego Police Officers Shot; One Fatally

    A San Diego police officer was fatally shot and another injured during a traffic stop on July 28, according to police officials.  Authorities said shortly... Read more

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    Just Bonnie, No Clyde: Women Are Robbing Banks More Than Ever

    Shortly before noon of May 13, Josephine Sari, draped in black with black shades and a scarf over her head, walked into a Wells Fargo Bank... Read more

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    2 San Diego Police Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, in Traffic Stop

    SAN DIEGO—One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night stop to check out a person, authorities... Read more

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    Man Booked for Resisting Arrest on Hot Pavement Says He Was Treated for Second Degree Burns

    Social media users are debating whether the arrest of an Arizona man was rightful or was going too far. The incident, captured on video and posted onto... Read more

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    Fourteen people were hospitalized after an incident at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, on Thursday. The base confirmed that a HAZMAT team was called... Read more

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    Man Wanted in 1977 Florida Murder Has Been Arrested

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Authorities say a man wanted for the 1977 killing of a former immigration official in Florida has been arrested in North Carolina... Read more

  • In this May 28, 2002 pool-file photo taken at the Modesto Centre Plaza in Modesto, Calif., photos of Chandra Levy are on display as musicians, right, stand by at the memorial service for Levy. Prosecutors say they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. The U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement Thursday, July 28, 2016, that the office has moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with Levy's 2001 murder. According to the statement, prosecutors concluded they could not convict Guandique "based on recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week." The statement does not elaborate. (AP Photo/Debbie Noda, Pool, File)

    Man Convicted in Chandra Levy’s Death in 2001 Won’t Be Retried

    Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case... Read more

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    Former Beauty Queen Sentenced to Prison for Faking Cancer

    Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, a former Pennsylvania beauty queen, lied about having cancer and faked going through chemotherapy to scam people out of money. On Tuesday a... Read more

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    Young Boy Who Went Missing From Boston Beach Is Found Dead

    BOSTON  — An 8-year-old boy who went missing from a summer day camp at a Boston beach has been found dead in the water. Kyzr Willis... Read more

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    Florida Police: Two Gunmen Fatally Shoot Man Holding Baby

    GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — A 35-year-old father is dead and his 11-month-old daughter is recovering from a gunshot wound after two masked men stormed into their... Read more

  • A police officer deploys tape to an area near where authorities stopped a vehicle in San Bernardino, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Multiple attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled in San Bernardino on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending police on a manhunt for suspects. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Florida Man Kills Child, Shoots Self

    DANIA BEACH, Fla.  – Broward Sheriff’s investigators say a man fatally shot his 1-year-old daughter and injured his 7-year-old son before killing himself during an... Read more

  • In this Dec. 9, 2011, file photo, searchers, lower left, dig in a marsh area just east of Oak Beach, N.Y., for the remains of Shannan Gilbert, who went missing after meeting a client of a sexual encounter in May 2010. For years, Mari Gilbert insisted her daughter Shannon's death in a Long Island beach community was the work of a serial killer, perhaps the same one who left 10 other sets of human remains along a remote stretch of beach highway, just miles from where Gilbert's body was found. Now Mari Gilbert herself is dead, and authorities say another of her daughters is the one who violently stabbed the 52-year-old woman to death in upstate New York. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Coughlin, File)

    New Details Emerge Surrounding Murder of Shannan Gilbert’s Mother

    MINEOLA, N.Y. — For years, Mari Gilbert insisted her daughter’s death in a Long Island beach community in 2010 was the work of a serial... Read more

  • John Hinckley Jr. (L) escorted by police in Washington, DC, following his arrest after shooting and seriously wounding then-US president Ronald Reagan. A U.S. District judge ruled on July 27 that Hinckley no longer poses any danger to himself or others. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Responds to Decision to Free John Hinckley Jr.

    John W. Hinckley Jr., the man infamous for trying to assassinate former president Ronald Reagan, is set to be released from his 34-year  psychiatric hospital stay... Read more

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    Gunman Barricaded at Senior Center In Arizona, SWAT Called In

    TEMPE, Ariz.  — The Latest on a police shooting of a robbery suspect in Tempe, Arizona (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Tempe police say a... Read more

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    Nurse Accused of Stabbing Boy with Needle to Control Behavior

    TRENTON, N.J. — A registered nurse caught on video stabbing an autistic boy with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her... Read more

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    Vietnam Vet Shot for Supporting Donald Trump in a Bar, He Claims

    A supporter of Donald Trump said he was shot during a political disagreement in a Cleveland bar. Paul Jones Jr., 60, was at his neighborhood... Read more

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    Maryland Hooters Restaurant to Close After Drunk Customer Kills Officer in Car Crash

    A Hooters restaurant in Maryland is being closed down after serving alcohol to a man who drove drunk and fatally struck a police officer, according to... Read more

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    Several Dead Bodies Found in House Outside Phoenix, Police Say

    GILBERT, Ariz.  — Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials say multiple dead bodies have been found inside a home in an unincorporated area of Gilbert, east of... Read more

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