18 Aug 2017

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A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelines

A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelinesIn this Jan. 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. President Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism. WASHINGTON - President Trump could use his pardon power for the first time next week if he uses his Phoenix campaign rally to announce that he'll wipe away former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal record.


18 Aug 2017 7:56pm GMT

‘Alt-right’ figure who set up Assange meeting refuses to cooperate with Senate intel probe

‘Alt-right’ figure who set up Assange meeting refuses to cooperate with Senate intel probe"I'm absolutely not" going to cooperate with the committee, the far-right provocateur Charles C. Johnson said in an interview, after returning from London.


18 Aug 2017 5:20pm GMT

Monday's total solar eclipse: What to know

Monday's total solar eclipse: What to knowOn Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse is set to dazzle viewers across the United States. The moon's path will cross with the sun's, casting a shadow on Earth.


18 Aug 2017 5:04pm GMT

23 Jan 2009

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Bettye LaVette's Journey To The National Stage

If you've never heard of Bettye LaVette, the soul singer who belted out "A Change Is Gonna Come" with Jon Bon Jovi at the Inauguration Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan 18., you may be wondering why.

23 Jan 2009 10:46pm GMT

Analyzing The Text Of Obama's Inaugural Address

Although many Americans heard Barack Obama's inauguration speech, they probably weren't listening for plyptotons and catachresis - but Geoff Nunberg was.

23 Jan 2009 2:10pm GMT

20 Jan 2009

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Natasha Trethewey: If My Mom Could See Us Now

Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book Native Guard. Her parents had an interracial marriage while it was still illegal in Mississippi, and Tretheway's poetry often draws on her childhood as a biracial child in the south.

20 Jan 2009 8:24pm GMT