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People 2020-09-19T15:32:00Z
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What the childhood homes of 32 US presidents looked like

Many birthplaces and childhood homes of US presidents have been turned into museums or national parks.
Culture 2020-09-18T18:45:00Z
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20 celebrities you didn't realize were immigrants

From Natalie Portman to Jim Carrey, a slew of entertainers from all over the world have flocked to the United States to pursue their dreams.
People 2020-09-11T21:52:00Z
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The most infamous crime committed in every state

True crime is a national obsession. Do you remember the most notorious crime that took place in your state?
People 2020-09-09T13:49:00Z

The most famous female politician from every state

There are currently 127 women serving in Congress, but many more have made political history through the years.
Royals 2020-09-08T16:22:00Z

16 things you probably didn't know about Princess Diana

Princess Diana is remembered as a loving mother, humanitarian, and veritable style icon.
News 2020-09-07T15:16:08Z

A French man chased a fly around with an electric swatter and accidentally blew up his own house

The man, in his 80s, was slightly burned and his home is uninhabitable. The fate of the fly is unknown.
People 2020-09-07T14:14:00Z

Labor Day was created after a bloody railroad strike more than 100 years ago — here are 8 other holidays with dark origins

Despite how they might be celebrated today, some holidays don't have the happiest history.
Lifestyle 2020-09-01T22:00:00Z

The most notorious unsolved crime in every state

Across the US, there are serial killers who haven't been caught, missing people who haven't been found, and murders that haven't been solved.
News 2020-08-31T21:15:28Z

Detroit transformed an island park into a drive-thru memorial for COVID-19 victims

They had "dreams and plans and a story," Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said at the park. "They weren't finished yet."
Royals 2020-08-31T16:17:00Z

10 times Princess Diana showed she was an amazing mother

Before Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, at the age of 36, she proved time and time again that she put her children first.
Royals 2020-08-30T15:34:00Z

9 times Princess Diana spoke candidly about her complicated life as a royal

"The day I walked down the aisle, I felt that my personality was taken away from me, and I was taken over by the royal machine."
News 2020-08-27T12:02:40Z

A sheriff's department in the path of Hurricane Laura told residents that if they don't evacuate the best they can do is ID them after they die

Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm at 1 a.m. CT on Thursday, met with warnings of extreme winds and storm surge.
News 2020-08-19T18:30:00Z

A Black student who was suspended because of his hairstyle returned to school today after a federal judge blocked a grooming policy that his lawyer says is based on standards of a racial hierarchy

Kaden Bradford and his cousin Deandre Arnold garnered national attention earlier this year over the school's hair policy, which is still in place.
People 2020-08-18T15:57:00Z

The surprising histories of the women who became first ladies

From having jobs as teachers and lawyers to how they met their husbands, these first ladies' former lives will surprise you.
News 2020-08-17T12:11:20Z

Video shows students at the University of North Georgia starting the semester with a huge party as the state battles a surge in coronavirus infections

The state of Georgia currently has more than 55,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with young people aged 18 to 29 accounting for most of them.
News 2020-08-15T15:07:37Z

An Australian surfer saved his wife from a great white shark attack by leaping on the predator's back and repeatedly punching until it let go

The man jumped onto the predator's back, which had been mauling his wife's right leg, as they surfed off the coast of New South Wales.
Food 2020-08-15T14:44:00Z

10 vintage photos of Julia Child in the kitchen that will inspire you to cook

Beloved chef and cultural icon Julia Child introduced French cooking to Americans through her famous cookbook and the subsequent TV series that evolved from her recipes.
Lifestyle 2020-08-15T14:15:00Z

13 things you probably didn't know about Julia Child

Known for her cheery demeanor and unique voice, Julia Child taught the art of French cuisine to millions of American home cooks. But did you know that she was over 6 feet tall?
News 2020-08-05T13:47:44Z

A woman at a bachelorette party allegedly coughed on a Nashville restaurant server after they were told they couldn't move their tables together because of COVID-19 measures

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department is investigating the incident as a simple assault, Alpha XR News reported.
People 2020-08-05T13:13:00Z

15 things you didn't know about Chip and Joanna Gaines of 'Fixer Upper'

Chip and Joanna Gaines just announced 'Fixer Upper' will be returning to a TV near you. Here are things you might not know about the famous couple.
Lifestyle 2020-08-03T15:27:00Z

15 things you probably never knew about Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart has lived so many different lives — from being a model to hosting a TV show with Snoop Dogg — it's hard to keep up.
Lifestyle 2020-07-24T16:56:00Z

Take a look inside the homes where 12 US presidents lived after leaving the White House

When their terms end, US presidents must move out of the country's most famous address and make other living arrangements.
Lifestyle 2020-07-23T13:22:43Z

What the childhood homes of 24 US first ladies looked like

Some US first ladies grew up in humble suburban homes, while others were raised on wealthy plantations and estates.
News 2020-07-20T23:09:11Z

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek says he's 'on the right track' on road to recovery from pancreatic cancer

Trebek's doctor said he is expected to mark his two-year survival next February, and Trebek said, "I expect to be hosting the show if I am around."
People 2020-07-17T19:50:27Z

20 jobs presidents had before they were in office

Before they got to the White House, these future presidents worked as teachers, lawyers, and tailors.
Food 2020-07-15T18:31:00Z

21 things you probably didn't know about Gordon Ramsay

Fans of TV chef Gordon Ramsay might be surprised to learn his favorite fast-food order is a double cheeseburger "animal style" from In-N-Out.
News 2020-07-12T16:02:00Z

I woke up from a coma with memory gaps for the last 30 years. Here's how I pieced my life back together.

Writer Todd Wasserman describes his journey to remember his life after a cardiac arrest wiped his memory.
News 2020-07-08T17:43:13Z

Colorful 'friendly fridges' with free food have been popping up on New York City streets to feed those who are struggling

Neighborhood volunteers fill and clean the fridges in an effort to reduce waste and feed the community.
News 2020-07-08T04:58:00Z

Mary Kay Letourneau, who married a former student after being convicted of raping him, died of cancer

In June 1996, police discovered Letourneau, then 34, with her then 12-year-old student Vili Fualaau in a minivan parked at the Des Moines Marina.
Politics 2020-07-04T09:00:00Z

Cities around the US have already cut at least $1.19 billion from police budgets since George Floyd was killed

Cities including New York, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Boston have answered calls to reduce police funding as Black Lives Matter protests continue.
News 2020-07-03T11:38:09Z

Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested at a $1 million luxury 4-bedroom New Hampshire house that was bought last year in cash

Maxwell, a former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, is accused of helping him sexually abuse underage victims over the course of many years.
News 2020-07-01T14:32:37Z

More than 100 armed police officers are clearing away Seattle's CHOP 'autonomous zone,' overturning toilets as they go

The city's mayor issued an order to clear "unlawful assembly" in the area. The move comes days after two teenagers were shot in the zone.
Lifestyle 2020-06-30T17:29:00Z

32 simple words that 5th graders can spell, but you probably get wrong all the time

From homophones to words with doubled letters, the English language can be as unpredictable as it is colorful.
News 2020-06-29T20:30:20Z

28 dazzling photos show Pride celebrations across the globe

Over the weekend, demonstrators took to the streets to celebrate Pride and fight for LBGTQ rights in cities around the world.
People 2020-06-29T18:59:05Z

In 1954, an Alabama woman became the first known person to be directly hit by a meteorite — here's her strange story

Ann Hodges was napping in her home when the 8.5-pound meteorite crashed through the ceiling, bounced off a radio, and hit her.
News 2020-06-29T17:25:51Z

A video shows a Wisconsin family rescuing a swimming bear that had a cheese ball jug stuck on its head

The Hurt family was boating on Marshmiller Lake this weekend when they came across a bear swimming with a plastic cheese ball jug stuck on its head.
News 2020-06-27T17:00:00Z

Scientists say they've pinpointed the reasons why people protest. They're all visible in Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

The researchers came up with five overarching factors driving people to protest: grievances, efficacy, emotions, identity, and social embeddedness.
News 2020-06-26T16:07:54Z

Jon Stewart says he doesn't remember Republicans being mad about erasing history when the Saddam Hussein statue was toppled in Baghdad

On "The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah", Jon Stewart lampooned Republicans' hypocrisy over tearing down Confederate statues.
News 2020-06-25T15:30:59Z

A Tanzanian miner became a millionaire overnight. He says he wants to use his new riches to build a school near his home.

The miner sold the two uncut gems — rough tanzanite stones — for about $3.4 million. It was the biggest find in Tanzania.
Royals 2020-06-23T17:01:00Z

10 rules and laws that the royal family is allowed to break

Not only is the royal family exempt from things like taxes and jury duty, but the Queen is also allowed to break any law without fear of legal repercussions.
Style 2020-06-12T17:23:18Z

15 of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's most iconic fashion moments

In honor of the Olsen twins turning 34, here are 15 of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's most iconic fashion moments.
News 2020-06-11T13:30:43Z

New video of a fatal 2019 arrest in Oklahoma shows a white officer respond 'I don't care' when Black man he is arresting says 'I can't breathe'

Derrick Scott died an hour after he arrest in 2019. Footage was obtained much later after a push from Black Lives Mater protesters.
News 2020-06-11T11:18:16Z

Photos show the 'autonomous zone' set up by protesters in Seattle, which forbids police from entering and has enraged Trump

Seattle police boarded up their precinct and left multiple city blocks to protesters, who have created the Seattle Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
News 2020-06-06T17:27:42Z

Nashville's protest of thousands was organized by 6 teenagers who met on Twitter united by their outrage over George Floyd's death

Six teenage girls aged between 14 and 16 organized Nashville's peaceful protest attended by up to 20,000 people.
News 2020-06-06T11:07:04Z

Justin Trudeau took the knee 3 times at an anti-racism protest, but he's being called on to do more to address Canada's racism and indigenous deaths

Justin Trudeau kneeled in Ottawa as protests sparked by George Floyd's death continue, but he's being scrutinised over racism in Canada.
People 2020-06-04T12:10:00Z

A jailed German pedophile who stayed near the same resort as Madeleine McCann's family is suspected of murdering her, prosecutors say

An unnamed German convicted of sex crimes with girls is now under suspicion of murder in the 2007 Madeleine McCann disappearance case.
News 2020-06-04T09:20:57Z

More than 10,000 people have been arrested in anti-police-brutality protests across the US since George Floyd's death

A tally from the Associated Press said more than 10,000 have been arrested in the anti police-brutality protests across the country.
People 2020-06-01T21:38:45Z

20 LGBTQ figures you should know

Icons like James Baldwin, Larry Kramer, RuPaul, and Anderson Cooper have influenced the LGBTQ community in positive ways.
Sports 2020-05-27T19:11:10Z

10 of the most inspirational second careers of professional athletes

These 10 athletes have retired from sports, but haven't exactly relaxed in retirement. They've used their platform for good.
News 2020-05-27T15:17:12Z

Police arrested a Bay Area woman who they say posted racist notes on the homes of Asian Americans

The notes suggested that those not native to the US leave the country immediately.
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