• Betsy DeVos Accused Of ‘Whitewashing’ The History Of Black Colleges
  • Reality Check Quick Takes: Did premiums rise 116% in Arizona?
  • Lady Gaga will replace Beyonc as Coachella headliner
  • Donald Trump’s Congress speech (full text)
  • Yes, Mr. President, Health Care Is ‘Complicated.’ Now What Are You Going To Do About It?

Betsy DeVos Accused Of ‘Whitewashing’ The History Of Black Colleges

Many historically black colleges and universities were formed in response to systemic discrimination that kept African-American students out of white institutions, but Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos thinks they are a great example ofschool choice. They saw that the system wasnt working, that there was an absence of opportunity, so they took it upon themselves to provide the solution, says the statement from DeVos, published Tuesday. HBCUs are real pioneers…

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Reality Check Quick Takes: Did premiums rise 116% in Arizona?

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a sweeping speech to Congress outlining his legislative priorities and vision for the country. He chose his words carefully and largely stuck to the script, avoiding the freewheeling style that has defined many of his public appearances and stump speeches. The result: Trump hewed closer to the facts on a range of issues. Still, he made several misleading statements in his Tuesday night address….

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Yes, Mr. President, Health Care Is ‘Complicated.’ Now What Are You Going To Do About It?

speaking at the White House shifting and contradictory statements said on CBS News Face the Nation Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Priceexpressed preference At a separate meeting with a bipartisan group of governors, meanwhile, Trump largely punted on details for his health care plan when pressed by attendees, a source familiar with the session who was not authorized to speak publicly about it told HuffPost. But when Price said…

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‘Biggest Loser’ host Bob Harper ‘feeling better’ after heart attack

(CNN)Bob Harper, personal trainer and host of the NBC show “The Biggest Loser,” shared on Instagram that he had a heart attack two weeks ago. “I am feeling better. Just taking it easy,” the 51-year old celebrity trainer posted with a photo of himself in bed, wearing a hospital gown. “I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of messages and support. It feels good to be cared about. I’ve…

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Georgia couple gets prison for racist threats at child’s birthday party

(CNN)A Georgia couple who rode with a Confederate flag-waving group that made armed threats against African-Americans at a child’s birthday party were sentenced to prison Monday. Jose “Joe” Torres, was sentenced to 20 years, with 13 years in prison, after a jury convicted him on three counts of aggravated assault, one count of making terroristic threats and one count of violating of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Kayla…

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Issa renews call for independent prosecutor on Russia

Washington (CNN)Rep. Darrell Issa doubled down on statements he made over the weekend urging for an independent investigation of communications between President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russians known to US intelligence. “The American people need a clear-eyed view of the nefarious actions of the Russian government,” the California Republican said in a statement Monday. “Right now, we have speculation and assumptions, but not clarity and fact, including questions about…

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Bar patron charged in shootings of 2 Indian men appears in court

(CNN)The man accused of shooting two technology workers from India and another man at a bar in Kansas last week had his first court appearance on Monday in a high-profile case that is being investigated as a possible hate crime. Adam Purinton, 51, faces one charge of first-degree murder and two charges of attempted first-degree murder in last Wednesday’s shooting in Olathe that killed one person and injured two others.

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30 Tweets From Black Twitter That Made The Oscars More ‘Moon Lit’ Than Ever

Black Twitter flourished during Sunday nights Academy Awards. Social media users had a lot to say about these moments and more throughout the night. So we highlighted a few that stood out.Take a look at some of the best tweets from some of the most memorable moments at the Oscars. When Mahershala Ali won his first Oscar: When Viola Davis won her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress: When Gary from…

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The Oscars Made History By Awarding Record-Breaking Number Of Black Stars

History was made at the 2017 Academy Awardson Sunday night with a record number of wins by black stars, and, ultimately by awarding the most diverse group of Oscar winners since the show began in 1929. Frazer Harrison via Getty Images History was not only made by the number of collective wins among stars of color but also by shattered records within many of the individual categories, too. Barry Jenkins…

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Will China push Trump to talk to North Korea?

(CNN)Beijing’s point man on foreign policy arrives in the US Monday and likely comes bearing a message for the Trump administration: It’s time to talk with North Korea. State Councillor Yang Jiechi, often described as China’s top diplomat, comes at the invitation of the US government, state news agency Xinhua reported. He’s the most senior Chinese official to visit the US since President Donald Trump took office and his two-day…

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A timeline of a historic Oscars blunder

(CNN)Director Barry Jenkins said he was “speechless” after his movie “Moonlight” was announced as the winner of best picture on Sunday night, following an unprecedented moment in Oscars history. And he wasn’t the only one. “Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time?” Emma Stone asked backstage. “We made history tonight.” But what exactly happened that led to that now-infamous moment where “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as…

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NBC take on ‘Taken’ isn’t special or skillful

(CNN)“Taken” was a remarkably efficient action thriller, starring Liam Neeson as a killing machine who unleashes his “very particular set of skills” in a tireless effort to rescue his abducted daughter. After two sequels, the title now lands on NBC as a series, albeit one that basically just appropriated the name, with nothing particularly special or skillful about it. Clive Standen (from History’s “Vikings”) is a brawny fit in the…

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Oscars mix politics, silliness and shocking twist ending

(CNN)For an Oscars expected to be awash in politics, an upset finish felt somewhat appropriate. Yet the bizarre mix-up that capped off the Academy Awards — with “La La Land” being announced as best picture, before it was revealed that “Moonlight” actually won — was one for the ages. Historians will chew over the snafu, as well as how all the conventional wisdom about “La La Land’s” march to victory…

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‘Moonlight’ wins best picture Oscar after baffling on-stage flub

Los Angeles (CNN)It’s an Oscar moment that will go down in history. Not only did “Moonlight” pull out a surprise win over “La La Land” for best picture, but their big moment came after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway accidentally announced the wrong winner. They initially announced “La La Land” as best picture. Follow live updates from the Oscars Stars on the red carpet The winners list 14 storytellers…

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UK to pledge 17.3m for robotics research – BBC News

“Our scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs are at the forefront of the development of artificial intelligence and I’m looking forward to exploring how industry and government can work together to support the technology in the UK,” said Dame Wendy. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley described the UK as a pioneer of artificial intelligence. “Backing our thriving digital economy to expand and grow by putting the best foundations in place to develop new…

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165m Manchester tramline set to open – BBC News

Media captionDriver’s-eye footage of a new 165m tramline in Manchester city centre A new 165m tram line, which took three years to build, is opening. Manchester’s Second City Crossing, running from near the Town Hall at St Peter’s Square to Victoria Station, is the final part of a 1.5bn transport expansion plan which began in 2009. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) said its opening was “historic” and the “culmination of…

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The child abuse scandal of the British children sent abroad – BBC News

Clifford Walsh stands in the port of Fremantle near Perth in Western Australia. He is now 72. Fremantle is where, in 1954, aged nine, he stepped off the ship from London, looking for the sheep he’d been told outnumbered people in Australia 100 to one. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A teacher reads to a group of children in Stevenage who are about to be sent to the Fairbridge…

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Meek Mill Makes Homeless Man Do Push-Ups For $20 In Infuriating Video

Meek Mill disappointed a lot of fans on Friday night after the Philadelphia rapper posted a series of videos to his Instagram stories showing a homeless man asking for some change. However, it does show the 29-year-old rapper telling the man to do push ups for $20. In disbelief, the man tells Meek Mill and his friends, youre not going to give me $20, to which the rapper responds, yes…

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Tom Perez Elected Democratic National Committee Chair

Tom PerezDemocratic National Committee Donald Trump Many progressive activists who backed Sen. (I-Vt.) in the 2016 presidential primary viewed Ellisons candidacy as a way to secure a foothold in the party after Sanders defeat. Perez bashed Trump and the know-nothing movement, and vowed to lead Democrats to victory against the president in 2020. Jay Jacobs, a New York DNC member who whipped votes for Perez in the second round of…

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Substance Abuse Counselor Gets 25 Years For DUI With Dying Man On Car

A Los Angeles substance-abuse counselor was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Thursday for allegedly driving drunk, hitting a man and driving two miles while the dying man was impaled in her windshield in 2012. The incident happened in 2012 when Wilkins was driving drunk and struck 31-year-old Phillip Moreno as he was crossing the street in Torrance, California at night, the Los Angeles Times reported. Moreno…

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Viral Tiger Drone Video Reveals A Grim Reality In China

This week, the Chinese state-run media introduced to the worlda streak of chubby tigers, adorably chasing a drone out of the sky. Staff at this tiger park in Chinas Heilongjiang province were reportedly using the drones to give the overweight tigers a workout before spring, China Central Television explained on its news site. That is until animal rights activists came forward to expose where they believe the viral Siberian tigers…

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Environmentalists Deem 2016 U.S. House The Most Anti-Environmental’ In History

The 114th U.S. House of Representatives wasthe most anti-environmental in history, according to the League of Conservation Voters annual scorecard. The 2016 report found a House and Senate deeply divided along party lines on issues such as climate change and environmental protection. The average score for House Republicans last year was just 5 percent, while the average House Democrat scored 94 percent, according to the report. The Republican-led House, under…

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Prosecutors question NYC mayor in federal probe

New York (CNN)Federal prosecutors interviewed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday in relation to an ongoing investigation, his press secretary said in a statement. The scope of the investigation has not been disclosed, but numerous media outlets citing unnamed sources said that the mayor and his staff are under scrutiny for issues related to fundraising for his 2013 campaign. The office of US Attorney for the Southern District…

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