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  • The long road to the Baltimore Grand Prix

    The long road to the Baltimore Grand Prix
    Steven Wehner had overcome dyslexia, a stint in jail on drug charges and the loss of his repair shop on Martha's Vineyard. Living in the basement of his mother's Rodgers Forge home, he set his sights on his biggest challenge yet: Bringing an IndyCar...
  • Smithsonian breaks ground on black history museum

    Smithsonian breaks ground on black history museum
    The Smithsonian Institution officially began construction Wednesday on a new museum dedicated to African-American culture and heritage -- a complex committed to the celebration and study of one of the central components of the American story....
  • Sharpton To Broadcast From Occupy Wall Street Protests

    Sharpton To Broadcast From Occupy Wall Street Protests
    The Rev. Al Sharpton will bring his nationally syndicated radio show to lower Manhattan Monday as the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations enter their 24th day. Sharpton, an outspoken civil rights activist and talk show host, will broadcast from Zuccotti...
  • With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent

    With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent
    An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire and that black folks would lose the vote as a result. Though stupid and untrue, the rumor spread like a dust cloud...
  • Dorothy Height dies at 98; civil rights leader fought for women's, children's issues

    Dorothy Height dies at 98; civil rights leader fought for women's, children's issues
    Dorothy Height, who was called the queen mother of the civil rights movement through seven decades of advocacy for racial equality — including 41 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women — has died. She was 98. Height, who...
  • 'The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama' by David Remnick

    'The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama' by David Remnick
    On Oct. 9, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke up at dawn and received startling news from Oslo. President Obama, only 48, had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Usually, this most prestigious of awards honors lifetime accomplishment...
  • Voters approve Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages

    Voters approve Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages
    UPDATE: Voters approve Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages. With more than 95% of the vote counted, the measure leads 52.1% to 47.9%. A measure to once again ban gay marriage in California led Tuesday, throwing into doubt the unions of an estimated...
  • Quarterback Turned Politician Jack Kemp Dies at Age 73

    Quarterback Turned Politician Jack Kemp Dies at Age 73
    Jack Kemp, the former pro quarterback who turned fame on the gridiron into a career in national politics and a crusade for lower taxes, has died of cancer at age 73. Family spokeswoman Marci Robinson said Kemp died shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday,...
  • Healthcare, TEA Parties, racism, rancor

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Sunday morning There was quite a scene outside the Capitol today, where the House was embroiled in debate over passage of a healthcare bill that President Barack Obama is demanding. Protesters amassed, and some of......
  • House healthcare passage on track

     
    by Noam N. Levey and Michael Muskal and updated In a visit that felt more like a victory celebration than a political huddle, President Barack Obama met with congressional Democrats today at the Capitol to rally them in their final......
  • Healthcare approved: House votes

     
    by Mark Silva and Janet Hook first at 9:30 am EDT and updated. Delivering a hard-fought victory in President Barack Obama's year-long pursuit of a national healthcare overhaul, a divided House tonight narrowly approved legislation which both supporters...