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Obama: Minnie Minoso Had A 'Quintessentially American Story'

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama on Sunday commemorated the life of Minnie Minoso, the first black major league baseball player in Chicago. Minoso's death was announced earlier in the day by the Cook County medical examiner. In a statement, Obama...Show More Summary

European Beavers Mate For Life; North American Beavers Prefer Free Love

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

European beavers mate for life, and remain faithful to their partners. North American beavers? Not so much. What's the reason behind this discrepancy... and which of the two beaver species has the greater advantage? Read more...

41 Easy Ways to Be Unhappy

Are You Happy? One of my most favorite shows in American TV history is Fraser. Ever watch it? There is an episode where Fraser and his brother Niles are talking about life’s meaning and the question: “Are you happy?”. When Niles threw the question at Fraser’s face, he went speechless, which rarely happened to Fraser. Show More Summary

American Sniper’ Killer To Appeal Life Sentence Due To Movie’s Popularity

Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Chris Kyle, the hero of the film American Sniper. But his lawyers say they plan to appeal the verdict, suggesting that the film had an influence on the jury. Show More Summary

Saturday Art: George Bellows

One of the best regarded American realist painters of the past century, George Bellows was a promising athlete from Columbus, Ohio, who chose to follow a life as an artist and achieved renown for his honest portrayal of urban life. Bellows...Show More Summary

Feel Like Your Life Has Become Monetized? You’re Not Alone

Alissa Quart's new book offers poems of subtle insight that resist the marketization of American life. In America today, every time we pursue a romance, choose a college major, launch a career, visit the doctor, or bring a new life into the world, we are forced to think in dollars and cents. Show More Summary

“On the Trail” Children’s Heritage Excursion

2 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Just in time for the rodeo, little cowboys and cowgirls can learn how the American cowboy shares ways of life with the Bedouin and the Native American. These nomadic cultures are featured when the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston, presents … Continue reading ?

Life in Prison for Selling $20 Of Weed

On September 5, 2008, Fate Vincent Winslow watched a plainclothes stranger approach him. Homeless and hungry, on a dark street rife with crime, the 41-year-old African American was anxious to make contact, motivated by one singular need: food.

Tonya Pinkins Remembers “Jelly’s Last Jam,” The Show That Won Her Her First Tony

“Jelly’s Last Jam was the first musical written and directed by an African American that was not simply a toe-tapping entertainment with happy, singing people of color. … [It] was akin to a Brancusi sculpture of 50 years in the life of an arrogant, racist, braggadocio genius.”

American Horror Story’ Actor Ben Woolf Saves Three Lives With Organ Donations

American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf died Monday from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car on February 19. But according to CBS Los Angeles, what was one family’s tragedy has turned into a life saving blessing for three other families. Show More Summary

'Drunktown's Finest' a didactic look at Navajo life

"Longmire" has done an admirable job portraying Native Americans, but one TV series is hardly enough to sustain a presence in the public consciousness. That's why it's crucial to make room for something like "Drunktown's Finest" by Navajo filmmaker Sydney Freeland as part of the American...

American Sniper’ jury finds ex-Marine guilty of murder

Eddie Ray Routh is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife Michelle as they hosted a White House reception Thursday for Black History Month. Continue reading ? The post Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

FCC Votes In Favor Of Obama's Net Neutrality - Has The Slippery Slope To Web Censorship Begun?

"An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life," according to President Obama and it appears his perspective on the heavy hand of government regulation inserting itself into the lastShow More Summary

'The Americans' recap: Managing females is not so easy for Philip

KGB spy Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) struggles to manage the females in his life while remaining true to the Soviet Motherland on “Salang Pass,” Episode 305 of “The Americans” on FX.

'American Sniper' trial: Chris Kyle killer sentenced to life in prison

Troubled veteran Eddie Ray Routh was convicted of capital murder late Tuesday in the slaying of two men, including Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL whose life inspired the blockbuster "American Sniper."

American Sniper’s Killer Found Guilty

The American Sniper killer faced justice this week. Eddie Ray Routh was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of his friend Chad Littlefield and Chris Kyle, who was the soldier celebrated in the film American Sniper, after killing them at a shooting range on February 2nd 2013. Show More Summary

'American Sniper' trial: Chris Kyle killer sentenced to life in prison

Troubled veteran Eddie Ray Routh was convicted of capital murder late Tuesday in the slaying of two men, including Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL whose life inspired the blockbuster "American Sniper."

Killer of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle Found Guilty of Murder

Former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s military life was immortalized in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, but the film left… Read More

Kelly Clarkson, Baby Grace ADORABLE People Magazine Cover

Kelly Clarkson always knew she wanted to be a singer. But the original American Idol tells the latest issue of People Magazine that her life took a "180" last year when she gave birth to daughter River Rose because parenthood wasn't always part of her life plan. “I never thought I was going to be a mom," Clarkson explains in the cover story. Show More Summary

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