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Oprah Winfrey's Net Worth and Legacy as She Turns 61

Oprah's Early Life and Career: She Made Just $227 a Week

Oprah was born in Mississippi and spent her adolescence between her mother's home in Milwaukee and her father's in Nashville, where she moved permanently at14. As a teen working at a Nashville radio station, she seem

McDonald's CEO out as burger chain's struggles worsen

 

CEO Don Thompson finally ran out of time to fix the restaurant chain’s deepening problems. The company said on Wednesday said Thompson would step down as CEO and board member on March 1, and be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, its chief brand officer who is responsible f

Lynch to Cast Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General

Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. when she faces a new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee that includes some of the administration’s fiercest critics in Congress. look fo

MLK's right-hand man: Director Ava DuVernay got 'Selma' right

Ambassador Andrew Young disagrees with critics who contend that the movie was unfair to President Lyndon B. Johnson.

A slew of critics and historical figures have come forward in the past few weeks to dispute Selma director Ava DuVernay’s interpretation of history. Yet th

Marissa Alexander Released, Must Pay For Her Own Electronic Monitoring

Marissa Alexander Released, Must Pay For Her Own Electronic Monitoring

Marissa Alexander, the black woman who many feel was unfairly jailed per Florida’s seemingly disparate application of its “Stand Your Ground” laws, was released from prison Tuesday afternoon, according to local Jacksonville station 4JAX. Alexander will come home, but will

Here's How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1 Percent In Each State

What does it take to make it into the 1 percent of earners? In Arkansas, you'd need to pull in $228,298 a year. In Connecticut, the threshold is $677,608.

That's according to a report released Monday by the Economic Policy Institute, examining income inequality by state.

Koch-Backed Network Aims To Spend Nearly $1 Billion On 2016 Elections

Conservative political advocacy groups supported by the billionaire Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million in the 2016 U.S. elections, more than double what they raised in 2012, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

The newspaper said the goal was announced to donors at

Oprah Winfrey's Net Worth and Legacy as She Turns 61

Oprah Winfrey's Net Worth and Legacy as She Turns 61

Oprah's Early Life and Career: She Made Just $227 a Week Oprah was born in Mississippi and spent her adolescence between her mother's home in Milwaukee and her father's in Nashville, where she moved permanently at14. As a teen working at a Nashville radio station, she seemed to find her calling. Oprah attended college at Tennessee State University, though she left to take a job at a television news station in Nashville. Oprah has said...

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McDonald's CEO out as burger chain's struggles worsen

McDonald's CEO out as burger chain's struggles worsen

  CEO Don Thompson finally ran out of time to fix the restaurant chain’s deepening problems. The company said on Wednesday said Thompson would step down as CEO and board member on March 1, and be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, its chief brand officer who is responsible for fixing the fast-food operator’s marketing and menu. A longtime McDonald’s veteran, Easterbrook earlier in his career held big jobs including president of McDonald’s Europe. The move comes a week...

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Lynch to Cast Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General

Lynch to Cast Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General

Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. when she faces a new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee that includes some of the administration’s fiercest critics in Congress. “I look forward to fostering a new and improved relationship with this committee, the United States Senate, and the entire United States Congress — a relationship based on mutual respect and constitutional balance,” Ms. Lynch said...

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MLK's right-hand man: Director Ava DuVernay got 'Selma' right

MLK's right-hand man: Director Ava DuVernay got 'Selma' right

Ambassador Andrew Young disagrees with critics who contend that the movie was unfair to President Lyndon B. Johnson. A slew of critics and historical figures have come forward in the past few weeks to dispute Selma director Ava DuVernay’s interpretation of history. Yet the man who was by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s side during that time thinks DuVernay got the story “just right.” “The Lyndon Johnson folks felt that he was portrayed unfairly,” Ambassador Andrew Young,...

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Marissa Alexander Released, Must Pay For Her Own Electronic Monitoring

Marissa Alexander Released, Must Pay For Her Own Electronic Monitoring

Marissa Alexander, the black woman who many feel was unfairly jailed per Florida’s seemingly disparate application of its “Stand Your Ground” laws, was released from prison Tuesday afternoon, according to local Jacksonville station 4JAX. Alexander will come home, but will spend the next two years under electronic monitoring – and on her own dime. The 34-year-old mother was jailed more than four years ago, and was serving a 20 year sentence for firing one gunshot shot at...

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Here's How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1 Percent In Each State

Here's How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1 Percent In Each State

What does it take to make it into the 1 percent of earners? In Arkansas, you'd need to pull in $228,298 a year. In Connecticut, the threshold is $677,608. That's according to a report released Monday by the Economic Policy Institute, examining income inequality by state. Connecticut -- the state with the highest 1 percent threshold -- happens to also be the state with the worst inequality. There, the top 1 percent of earners make on average...

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Koch-Backed Network Aims To Spend Nearly $1 Billion On 2016 Elections

Koch-Backed Network Aims To Spend Nearly $1 Billion On 2016 Elections

Conservative political advocacy groups supported by the billionaire Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million in the 2016 U.S. elections, more than double what they raised in 2012, the Washington Post reported on Monday.The newspaper said the goal was announced to donors at a weekend meeting in Rancho Mirage, California, hosted by Freedom Partners, a business lobby at the center of the Koch brothers' political operation. The Post cited a person who attended the gathering.The...

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Headline News

Boy Scouts settle California suit over a…

29-01-2015

Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a... Read more

Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces…

29-01-2015

Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday to approve the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite the White House saying earlier... Read more

Convicted Fort Hood killer faces militar…

29-01-2015

Convicted Fort Hood killer faces military hearing in Kansas

(Reuters) - Former U.S. Army major Nidal Hasan appeared in a military court on Thursday for a procedural hearing related to his capital punishment conviction... Read more

Other News

Ga. Executes Mentally Disabled Inmate Af…

28-01-2015

Ga. Executes Mentally Disabled Inmate After Supreme Court Denies Stay

The state of Georgia executed a 54-year-old mentally disabled man Tuesday for killing a fellow inmate after the... Read more

Friendship Nine Have Criminal Records Cl…

28-01-2015

Friendship Nine Have Criminal Records Cleared

FILE – In this March 5, 2009, file photo, the Rev. W. T. “Dub” Massey, right, and Willie McLeod, left, pose at the counter where... Read more

Marissa Alexander Released, Must Pay For…

27-01-2015

Marissa Alexander Released, Must Pay For Her Own Electronic Monitoring

Marissa Alexander , the black woman who many feel was unfairly jailed per Florida’s seemingly disparate application of its “Stand Your Ground” laws, was released... Read more

Entertainment

Jordin Sparks and Angela Yee Play a Game

29-01-2015

Jordin Sparks and Angela Yee Play a Game

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Nelly and the Family Take Over BET for S…

29-01-2015

How else would you preclude Super Bowl weekend than with a marathon of every episode of...

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Sports News

No. 4 Blue Devils dismiss junior Rasheed…

29-01-2015

No. 4 Blue Devils dismiss junior Rasheed Sulaimon from team (Yahoo Sports)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke dismissed junior guard... Read more

Woods stumbles with chipping in return t…

29-01-2015

Woods stumbles with chipping in return to golf (Yahoo Sports)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The focus on Tiger Woods at the Phoenix open shifted Thursday from a chipped tooth to his chipping. Woods struggled mightily with his short game again,... Read more

NFL: ref inspected footballs properly in…

29-01-2015

NFL: ref inspected footballs properly in AFC title game (Yahoo Sports)

PHOENIX (AP) -- NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly.... Read more

Fire alarm again sounds at Patriots hote…

29-01-2015

Fire alarm again sounds at Patriots hotel for Super Bowl (Yahoo Sports)

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- A fire alarm sounded for the second time in three nights at the hotel where the... Read more

Business News

Why Google Isn't Worried About Losing Fi…

29-01-2015

Why Google Isn't Worried About Losing Firefox (Or Safari, For That Matter) (GOOG)

Amit Singhal, who runs search engineering at Google.... Read more

The Best Free Apps For Your iPhone

29-01-2015

The Best Free Apps For Your iPhone

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Amazon Has Over A Million Customers For …

29-01-2015

Amazon Has Over A Million Customers For Its Cloud Computing Service (AMZN)

Michael Seto/Business Insider Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos   There's an arms race going on in the business tech world. Companies are increasingly renting their tech... Read more

Political News

Obama vs. Bibi

29-01-2015

Obama vs. Bibi

Another month, another insult. Israel and the United States call themselves the strongest of allies, and in many ways they... Read more

Commission pushes military health and pe…

29-01-2015

Commission pushes military health and pension reforms

House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) pledged to “thoroughly study” the recommendations. | AP Photo A high-profile commission to... Read more

Dems say Koch spending goal lit a flame

29-01-2015

Dems say Koch spending goal lit a flame

PHILADELPHIA — In the City of Brotherly Love, there was none for the Koch brothers among Democratic lawmakers huddled here... Read more

Texas lawmaker demands Muslim visitors t…

29-01-2015

A Texas state lawmaker drew criticism Thursday for demanding that Muslims visiting her office during a day of outreach in... Read more