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Remembering Muhammad Ali

Gloves autographed by Ali. (Courtesy of Lina Broydo)
Gloves autographed by Ali. (Courtesy of Lina Broydo)

I was saddened to hear of Muhammad Ali’s passing on June 3. I recall with vivid memories welcoming the boxing legend to the Fairmont Hotel...

  • Interiors of an airplane, Shimla Airport, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. (Photo by: via Getty Images)

    Is Reclining Your Seat on an Airplane Considered Rude?

    The Dan Le Batard Show—a sports talk show based in Florida, often posts polls on its Twitter page. On June 14th, it posted a poll asking a... Read more

  • Lisa Nichols, CEO, Motivating the Masses. (Courtesy of Lisa Nichols)

    Welfare Mom Vows Never to Be Broke Again, With Resounding Success

    Lisa Nichols now leads a multimillion-dollar enterprise. She is a media personality whose television appearances have included “Oprah” and the “Today” show. She is a... Read more

  • A woman dressed in the colors of the United States flag pushes her baby as they walk past a wall that reads, "A Lifetime with Fidel," June 11, 2001 in Havana, Cuba. (Jorge Rey/Getty Images)

    Cuban Human Rights Activists: ‘Don’t Forget the Cuban Tyranny’

    WASHINGTON—It is easy to forget that despite the fall of communism in the Soviet Union in 1989 and its satellite states in eastern Europe, communist... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, holds up a sign after autographing it during a rally at the Sacramento International Jet Center, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Donald Trump’s Loyal Volunteers: Superfans and Workhorses

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Dale “Boomer” Ranney can get in Donald Trump’s face like almost no one else. She has nudged her way to the front of... Read more

  • Paul Avila (R) and his son, Pauly Avila (L), who is blind and autistic. (Courtesy of Pauly's Project)

    The Unexpected Sound of Hope on LA’s Skid Row

    When Paul Avila was a little boy, he often went with his mother to Skid Row to bring his homeless uncle food and clothes. Sometimes... Read more

  • Vacant buildings stand near the Pyramid which houses a Bass Pro Shops megastore that opened in 2015, in Memphis, Tenn., on June 1, 2016. Statistics describe an America that is nearly recovered from the Great Recession, but the national averages don't give a complete or accurate picture. Wealth is flowing disproportionately to the rich, skewing the data used to measure economic health. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

    In Memphis and Around US, Economic Averages Miss Big Picture

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee—Dozens of FedEx jets queue up for takeoff at the airport here. Beale Street, the heart of the music district, hums with tourists. Yet... Read more

  • (Sami Roy Photography)

    Nonprofit Cares for Military Pets When Their Owners Deploy—for Free

    Benjamin Conway was one week away from spending two months in Hawaii for military training when the sitter he had arranged to watch Buddy, his... Read more

  • Protesters recreate human rights abuses taking place in Chinese prisons at an event in Seoul Plaza, South Korea, on July 20, 2014, to raise awareness to the persecution against Falun Gong in China. (Jarrod Hall/Epoch Times)

    Capitol Hill Forum Highlights New Developments in China Around Persecution of Falun Gong

    WASHINGTON—Resistance in mainland China to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is growing by the day, according to human rights activists and China experts speaking... Read more

  • Students wait for buses to take them to be reunited with their parents after they were evacuated from Arapahoe High School after a shooting on the campus in Centennial, Colo., on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Karl Gehring)

    Schools Preparing for the Worst, With Active Shooter Drills

    CARMEL, Ind.—”Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill.” With those seven words, calmly announced over the intercom system, an eerie silence overtook a bustling elementary... Read more

  • Bianca Jeannot (photo courtesy of Bianca Jeannot)

    Former Homeless Bronx Woman Graduates College With 3.8 GPA

    “Did we do something to deserve this?” 22-year-old Bianca Jeannot asked herself, thinking back to when she saw the world crumbling right before her eyes.  Jeannot, who... Read more

  • (L-R) Tony Xue, principal dancer for Shen Yun Performing Arts; Leeshai Lemish, emcee for Shen Yun Performing Arts; and Rocky Liao, principal dancer for Shen Yun Performing Arts, participate in a panel discussion, May 26, on the "Uphill Battle to Revive Chinese Culture by an American Arts Company." (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    Performers of Shen Yun Offer Their Perspectives

    WASHINGTON—On the 50th Anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution, the local sponsor of Shen Yun, the Falun Dafa Association of Washington D.C., invited two of Shen... Read more

  • Judge Manuel Barbosa (Courtesy of Manuel Barbosa) Background: (Claire Anderson/Unsplash/Public Domain)

    5-Year-Old Mexican Farm Worker Grows Up to Be US Federal Judge

    Manuel Barbosa’s life is a rags-to-riches tale that exemplifies the American dream. It was a difficult journey, but one that has left him ready to... Read more

  • World War II veterans on May 20, 2016. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    Sometimes the Best Medicine for a Veteran Is the Company of Another Veteran

    Many take time on Memorial Day to remember the Americans who have given their lives in service to our country. For veterans and their families,... Read more

  • A file photo of American soldiers during WWII. (Public Domain)

    WWII Letters Capture Vets’ Friendship, Longing for Home

    WORCESTER, Mass.—The lines handwritten in cursive and pecked by typewriter on onionskin stationery still resonate more than 70 years later. From Luzon in the Philippines,... Read more

  • In this Monday, May 2, 2016 photo, Tom Alligood, a veteran and certified nursing assistant, speaks during an interview at the Dorn Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia, S.C., Alligood knows all about the bad press suggesting the nation isn’t properly caring for its veterans. The nurse assistant and former Army tanker says he’s where he needs to be, working at a Veterans Administration hospital in South Carolina. He says it saved him. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    Military Veteran Finds a Mission Nursing Fellow Vets at VA

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other... Read more

  • In this May 27, 2016 photo, Leanne Werner of the Village Frame Shoppe and Gallery in St. Albans, Vt. , demonstrates assembly of a commemorative of a Purple Heart medal and certificate issued to a World War I service member wounded in battle. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

    A Veteran’s Race Against Time to Return WWI Purple Hearts

    ST. ALBANS, Vt.—A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return... Read more

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