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Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Former President Jimmy Carter took a jab at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary...

Jeb Bush: Immigration is ‘not a felony’ but ‘an act of love’

Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants....

Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve that...

The source of Black poverty isn’t Black culture, It’s American culture

Americans don’t want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing, racist reality. We like...

Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, extending a slow retreat from the...

Atlanta archbishop apologizes over $2.2M mansion

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta apologized Monday for building a $2.2 million mansion for himself, a...

Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Former President Jimmy Carter took a jab at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over their handling of Middle East peace negotiations in an interview published Thursday.

Heralding the nation’s current top diplomat, John Kerry, the former Democratic President told TIME Magazine he has “great admiration” for Kerry and the two stay in touch frequently through email.

“He has had a very difficult time operating pretty much on his own,” Carter said about Kerry’s …

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Mexico ends bid to revive Mexicana airline

Mexico ends bid to revive Mexicana airline

A Mexican judge has ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund Mexicana airlines through bankruptcy proceedings, saying no credible new investor had expressed interest in the carrier, officials announced Friday.

Before it stopped flying in 2010 because of financial problems, the privately-operated Mexicana was among the world’s oldest continually operating airlines. It began flying in 1921, after carriers like Australia’s Qantas and Colombia’s Avianca.

Mexico’s Federal Judiciary Council said the decision meant an administrator will be appointed …

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Nigeria’s Nollywood hails economic ‘approval’

Nigeria’s Nollywood hails economic ‘approval’

Nollywood directors and investors on Monday hailed the industry’s inclusion in Nigeria’s economic data for the first time, calling it a recognition of the sector’s growing power and influence.

Africa’s most populous nation and leading oil producer became the continent’s largest economy on Sunday when the government announced the long-overdue recalculation of gross domestic product.

When the last revision was carried out in 1990, Nollywood’s contribution to the economy was negligible.

But statistics indicated that the industry, which has …

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‘Captain America’ sets April record with $96.2M

‘Captain America’ sets April record with $96.2M

Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around.

Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever. The Disney sequel debuted with $96.2 million, topping the previous record-holder, 2011′s “Fast Five,” which opened with $86.2 million.

“The Winter Soldier,” which stars Chris Evans as the shield-wielding superhero and Scarlett Johansson (whose sci-fi film “Under the Skin” also debuted this weekend with …

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Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, extending a slow retreat from the category that began nearly a decade ago.

U.S. sales volume of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent in 2013, according to a report released Monday by Beverage Digest, an industry tracker. That represents a steeper drop than the 1.2 percent decline in 2012 and brings total soda volume to the lowest level since 1995.

The latest numbers underscore the daunting challenge …

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Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

It went horribly wrong. The 28-year-old died Feb. 20 from what the doctor told her family was a massive pulmonary embolism while getting a tummy tuck and liposuction at a clinic in the Dominican capital recommended by friends. Family members have serious questions …

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A look at the pecking order in college sports

A look at the pecking order in college sports

An NCAA proposal would give the five biggest conferences a chance to make their own rules, a nod to the revenue their football and basketball programs produce and their need to help players close the gap between the worth of a scholarship and the price of attending college.

Those conferences, the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, all have major football programs and reaped huge payouts as part of the BCS, which is being replaced …

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Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve that had been hurting him for several months, knowing the surgery would keep him from Augusta National next week for the first time since he was in high school.

The No. 1 player in the world is a four-time Masters champion.

”After attempting to get ready for the Masters, and failing to make the necessary progress, I decided in consultation with my …

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Reviews

BMW confirms range-topping X7 SUV is going into production

BMW confirms range-topping X7 SUV is going into production

BMW’s new seven-seat off-roader will be built in the US and will be hitting the streets in 2016. The announcement was...

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2015 Ford Expedition – Preview

2015 Ford Expedition – Preview

Although it’s still not all-new, the Ford Expedition gets a much-needed refresh for 2015, with improved infotainment and active safety, plus...

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2014 Chevrolet Impala: Stylish large sedan

2014 Chevrolet Impala: Stylish large sedan

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the first all-new car to carry the nameplate in a very long time, but the wait...

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Other News

Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Former President Jimmy Carter took a jab at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of...

Apr 10, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Nigeria’s Nollywood hails economic ‘approval’

Nollywood directors and investors on Monday hailed the industry’s inclusion in Nigeria’s economic data for...

Apr 7, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Mexico ends bid to revive Mexicana airline

A Mexican judge has ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund Mexicana airlines through...

Apr 7, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Chicago man who sued against city handgun ban dies

 Otis McDonald, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court decision...

Apr 7, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

‘Captain America’ sets April record with $96.2M

Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around. Continuing the success of...

Apr 7, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

A look at the pecking order in college sports

An NCAA proposal would give the five biggest conferences a chance to make their own...

Apr 7, 2014 | No comment | Read More »