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How two white men befriended the Navy's first black pilot
Jesse Leroy Brown was hurtling over the North Korean countryside in his Corsair fighter 17 miles behind enemy lines when he discovered that he was in trouble.... More >>

Opinion: Women in military finally getting respect
This Memorial Day is the first in which the ban on women in ground combat is history. Last month, West Point celebrated 40 years of women in its ranks. And the first women to graduate from Army Ranger School last year have now become part of the new old guard.... More >>

Memorial Day: What to eat, where to go -- and what to remember
Only one holiday honors fallen American veterans, evokes family barbecues and marks the unofficial start of summer. Sponsored: Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this. ... More >>

The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day
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What veterans really think about this weekend
As a wounded veteran who served two tours in Iraq, I've been asked to give speeches at Memorial Day celebrations. It's one of the hardest jobs I've ever done.... More >>

Cincinnati zoo kills gorilla to save child
The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said at a news conference.... More >>

NBA player fatally shot
New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot in Dallas early Saturday, Dallas police spokesman DeMarquis Black said. Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America... More >>

Three dead, five missing after flooding in Texas, Kansas
Three people have died in flood-related incidents in southeast Texas after the region was inundated with rain, authorities said.... More >>

'Manhattanhenge' shines on Memorial Day weekend
Get your cameras and phones ready! The most picturesque sunset is coming to New York City this weekend. ... More >>

'Minivan-sized' sea creature discovered off Hawaii
Scientists in Hawaii discover a huge underwater sea sponge the size of a minivan, and it may be a new species.... More >>

Train conductor dies after fall off Royal Gorge Railroad route
A train conductor fell off a train and died Saturday night at the Royal Gorge Railroad scenic route in Colorado, authorities said.Sponsored: Drivers Will Be Furious When This Finally Happens If you drive less than 50 miles a day, this new rule will shock you. ... More >>

Beloved college football coach dies after battle with Parkinson's
After a decade of battling Parkinson's disease, beloved college football coach Don Horton died Saturday morning according to his wife.... More >>

Civil War battlefield looted, described as 'crime scene'
The National Park Service is calling part of a Civil War battlefield "an active crime scene" following a series of excavations. ... More >>

Selfie lovers warned to stay away from seals in New England
New England has a message for selfie lovers: Stay away from seals and their pups. ... More >>

San Francisco death: Kate Steinle's family files lawsuit
The fatal shooting of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier last summer -- allegedly at the hands of an undocumented immigrant deported five times from the United States -- became a focal point of an angry national debate over illegal immigration. Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The Wo... More >>

Henry Heimlich, 96, saves choking woman
Though he invented the technique in 1974, Dr. Henry Heimlich, now 96, used it for the first time to save a woman who was choking on a hamburger.... More >>

Cell phones and cancer: New worries, new questions
The issue of whether cell phone use could cause cancer has been mired in confusion, with some studies failing to find an increased risk of brain tumors among cell phone users, while others suggest greater risk among the most frequent of users.... More >>

Where did Portland's black people go?
Comedian W. Kamau Bell visits Portland, Oregon, to talk to old and new residents and finds a growing social divide involving hipsters and gentrification.... More >>

Paying kids not to kill
The four teens kick back and talk openly with their mentor. They discuss job opportunities, the need for support and the possibility of a trip out of state.Sponsored: Drivers Feel Stupid For Not Knowing This New Rule Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this. ... More >>

28 people paid to stop crimes
Homicides by firearm have declined dramatically since the Office of Neighborhood Safety in Richmond, CA, started its Operation Peacemaker initiative in 2009.... More >>

Southern charm, deadly streets
Shoppers happily stroll the sidewalks of Savannah's open-air City Market. The sweet smell of freshly made pralines provides an inviting aroma across the historic district, and horse-drawn carriages amble down streets carrying tourists to antebellum homes and manicured gardens. ... More >>

Trump has a woman problem -- 3 of them
Donald Trump has another woman problem -- three of them.... More >>

In Trump attacks, Clinton finds her voice
As she has trudged toward the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton has struggled to find a message that could impassion her Democratic voters the way her rival Bernie Sanders has.Podcast favorites: Bernie gets the Axe | Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes GOP Leader... More >>

Clinton, Sanders neck-and-neck in California
A new California poll shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders locked in a dead heat, while likely Republican nominee Donald Trump trails both Democrats in general elections matchups in the blue state.... More >>

The week in 33 photos
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The evolution of surfing
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The Dalai Lama begins his exile
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A hole punched through history
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'The other side of the glass': Portraits in a liquor store
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U.S. military photos from April
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Ansel Adams at the Grand Canyon
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John Wayne: An American icon
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Will and Kate's royal family
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What a shot! 30 amazing sports photos
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Historic photos from an extraordinary collection
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Look at me! 15 must-see selfies from May
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