Michelle Obama Dropped Some Wisdom Every Young Girl Should Hear


Some lucky students had the opportunity to listen to Michelle Obama talk about education last week, and she certainly didn’t disappoint. At Glamour’s “The Power of an Educated Girl” panel in New York City on Sept. 29, the first lady spoke to about 1,000 schoolgirls about the importance of education. She also raised awareness for her #62MillionGirls campaign, which is part ...

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Ben Carson Raises $20 Million In 3 Months

Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson meets with voters during a campaign stop at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Ben Carson raised more than $20 million in the past three months to fuel his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign said Wednesday, a haul of campaign cash that shatters records and sets a new bar for his GOP rivals. As other campaigns scrambled to bring in final donations before the end ...

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Hillary Clinton Calls For Eliminating Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac Tax’

MANCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 19:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the Verizon Wireless Center on September 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Challenger for the democratic vote Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been gaining ground on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire.  (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced she wants to eliminate the “Cadillac tax,” a key feature of the Affordable Care Act that economists love and pretty much everybody else says they hate. White House officials, who fought to include the tax in their health care overhaul, won’t be happy about the news, first reported by Maggie Haberman of The New York ...

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Syrian Refugees Won’t Be Only Ones To Benefit From Higher Resettlement Numbers

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA   APRIL 14 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT):Five year old Nema Shukuru from Congo hugs her doll in a refugee camp set up on a sports field in Isipingo Township on April 14, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. Hundreds of people fled their homes after violent attacks on foreign nationals broke out in Isipingo over a week ago. (Photo by Jackie Clausen/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. prepares to admit more Syrian refugees, the Obama administration laid out plans on Tuesday to also significantly increase the number of Africans allowed to resettle here after being forced out of their homes. President Barack Obama announced figures on Tuesday for refugee resettlement in fiscal year 2016, which begins on Oct. 1. Each year, the administration ...

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Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin spar on Syria and Ukraine at United Nations


WASHINGTON — President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed over the Middle East crisis and Islamic State terrorists Monday during a showdown at the United Nations, with Obama demanding the ouster of Bashar Assad and Putin arguing that the Syrian leader was the war-torn country’s only hope. Obama, in an address to a gathering of the world’s top leaders ...

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Baltimore Officer Warned Freddie Gray Needed Medical Help, Newspaper Reports

A mural of Freddie Gray stands in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. In late April the city erupted after the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American who suffered severe spinal injuries while in police custody. More than 280 businesses were destroyed or damaged in a week of rioting, according to federal estimates. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sept 26 (Reuters) – A Baltimore police officer charged with manslaughter over the death of black man Freddie Gray told another officer the man in their custody appeared to need medical assistance but none was provided at the time, the Baltimore Sun reported on Saturday. Six Baltimore police officers were charged in connection with the death of Gray in April ...

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Ben Carson Would Be OK With A Muslim President; Just Rewrite The Koran


WASHINGTON — 2016 Republican presidential contender and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson dug in Sunday on recent comments that a Muslim should not be America’s president. In fact, he said, before the U.S. embraces a Muslim leader, someone should probably rewrite the Koran.  “What we should be talking about is Islam and the tenets of Islam and where do they come ...

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Obama Jabs GOP For Being Behind The Times On Marriage Equality

President Barack Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee LGBT fundraising gala, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, held at Gotham Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Sunday mocked the GOP for being behind the times, chiding the party and its presidential candidates for continuing to hold out against marriage equality, even though a majority of the country now supports it. “The good news is they probably won’t use marriage equality as a wedge issue like they did in 2004 because ...

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Condoleezza Rice Says She’s Done With Politics

Condoleezza Rice, professor of political science at Stanford University and former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during the launch ceremony for the Lui Che Woo Prize in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Billionaire Lui Che Woo, chairman and founder of Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., launched the 'Lui Che Woo Prize  Prize for World Civilization' today. Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she’s likely done with her political career. Speaking in Hong Kong Thursday, Rice said she’s happy working as a professor at Stanford University, where she’s taught since leaving the State Department in 2009. “I’m quite content to spend my life helping young people find themselves, I’ve had my fill of politics,” she said, ...

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