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'Moonlight’ wins best picture Oscar in surprise victory as Trump dominates speeches

The story of a young gay black man, which stars actors including Trevante Rhodes and Naomie Harris, was named the best movie of the year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, though the movie 'La La Land' was initially and erroneously announced as best picture.

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Emma Stone wins best actress Oscar for playing an aspiring actress in 'La La Land'

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling co-star as a couple falling in love in contemporary Los Angeles in the film 'La La Land.' Stone was nominated for best supporting actress for her role in 2014's 'Birdman.'

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Casey Affleck, troubled janitor in 'Manchester by the Sea,' receives 2017 best actor Oscar

Affleck has been nominated before, as best supporting actor for his work in 2007's 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.' He stars in 'Manchester' with Lucas Hedges and Michelle Williams.

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Viola Davis wins best supporting actress Oscar for role as wronged wife 'Fences'

Davis was previously nominated for two Oscars for her work in the movies 'The Help' and 'Doubt.' She stars in the best picture nominee 'Fences' with actor Denzel Washington.

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Mahershala Ali wins best supporting actor Oscar in 'Moonlight'

'Moonlight' is also nominated for best picture and best director for Barry Jenkins. Ali also starred in the best picture nominee 'Hidden Figures.'

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How a Delaware state Senate campaign attracted more than 1,000 volunteers

Stephanie Hansen's special election victory on Saturday ensured that Democrats will maintain control of the Delaware state Senate. But she didn't do it alone. 

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Egyptian Christians fleeing the Sinai after sectarian killings

The latest exodus was triggered by a series of killings that culminated in the murder of a Christian plumber in front of his family on Thursday.

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Driver who hit 28 in Mardi Gras parade was drunk, police say

The man plowed into a New Orleans street parade famous for its floats and family-friendly atmosphere.

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Crime, development cast shadow over LA mayor's reelection bid

Mayor Eric Garcetti's rivals are less well-known and pose little threat to his re-election; instead, he is battling against expectations. A poor showing could imperil his future career after the mayorship.

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GOP lawmaker tries to strip Clinton name from Little Rock airport

The Republican state senator says that flying into an airport named after the former president is an embarrassment. 

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How vital is Facebook for free expression?

The US Supreme Court will hear a case involving a law that bars registered sex offenders from using some social media platforms.

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Why did a Fox News program host a Swedish national security commentator who is unknown in Sweden?

Nils Bildt, identified on 'The O'Reilly Factor' as a 'Swedish defense and national security advisor,' does not seem to have any connection with either the Swedish Defense Ministry or Foreign Office. 

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A powerful incentive to integrate

Continued progress toward school desegregation works best when it is not just a social good but a practical good for students.

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EU parliament passes new rule allowing it to delete hate speech from record

The European Parliament president can now blank out live broadcasts and delete from official records statements deemed to be racist; the move has prompted concern from free speech advocates.

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The ethical shopper's guide to boycotts

Boycotts can be an effective way for consumers to express their unhappiness with businesses or even entire countries. Here's what can make them successful.

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As Iraqi forces push into western Mosul, casualties mount

The spike in displaced residents and injured soldiers mirrors what happened during the campaign to take eastern Mosul from the Islamic State.

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Researchers teach bees to play their own version of golf

The 'game,' which involves pushing a ball into a designated area for a reward, is unlike most behaviors a bee would be instinctively prepared for in the wild. During the game, the bees demonstrated more complex individual cognitive abilities than the insects are usually given credit for.

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Trump says he'll skip the White House Correspondents' Dinner: Is that a bad thing?

President Trump's announcement Saturday that he wouldn't attend the annual dinner was met with widespread criticism. But some say his skipping out on the event could ultimately be a good thing. 

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Russians march against Putin on anniversary of opposition leader's death

Thousands took to the streets in protest two years after Boris Nemtsov was shot in what appeared to be a contract killing.

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Who decides on US ground combat in Syria?

President Trump may soon seek to send foot soldiers to defeat Islamic State quickly in its stronghold. But he first needs buy-in from Congress.

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Will Tom Perez unite the Democratic party?

The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to select former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as the party's new leadership. He will be tasked with bringing a party facing a minority in every branch of government back to the forefront. 

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GM, Lyft to road test thousands of self-driving Bolt EVs next year

GM subsidiary Cruise Automation is already testing prototype autonomous Bolt EV electric cars on public roadsTheir numbers are about to grow.

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What's at the root of Tesla's labor troubles?

One labor-management expert sees a mismatch between the company's workplace grievances and Elon Musk's proposed solutions

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11 tips to get the lowest mortgage refinance rate

The best way to earn the lowest rate on a mortgage refinance is to knock out the dents in your credit score and polish it up.

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South Sudan and the lure of a gleaming new capital

From the United States to Kazakhstan, many newly independent nations have built capital cities from scratch as a way to forge a new national identity. As Africa is finding out, it doesn't always work as intended.

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Beyond Oscars' glare, a glimpse of women on the rise

The Oscars are embracing diversity this year. The gains for women in cinema and TV are hard fought – and just gaining momentum.

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Making McHistory? Businesses step up to preserve Rome's antiquities.

This week, a McDonald's outside Rome opened a two-millennia-old road to the public, after discovering it at the restaurant site and investing in its excavation. It's just the latest instance of corporations helping preserve ancient sites.

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Tom Perez, new DNC chair: Why this post matters

With a new chair, some see voter demographic changes favoring the Democratic Party's future. But others aren't so sure.

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White House blocks reporters from a briefing, shrugging off another unwritten custom

Several major news outlets were blocked from an off-camera press 'gaggle' on Friday, igniting furious criticism from media organizations.

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Sunday's solar eclipse: Yes, these events still produce real science

The annular eclipse Sunday in Argentina is seen as a practice run for the big event in August. Why solar eclipses still excite scientists, too.

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Obama for president – of France?

A grassroots campaign is seeking a million signatures to draft the former US president to run for president of France.

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With Dakota Access camp cleared, where are protestors headed?

Environmentalist and indigenous-rights protestors vow to take the fight to other pipeline projects as they leave the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota.

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Why the FCC delayed new privacy regulations for AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast

By stepping back from Obama-era privacy rules, the Trump Administration’s FCC has made another decision that’s likely to benefit internet service providers, but not internet users.  

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Apollo 8 redux: Why NASA might send humans around the moon, again

NASA could send astronauts around the moon sooner than expected, if the Trump administration has its way. But some argue the change in plans could be costly. 

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3 ways to save for your child’s future

A number of tax-advantaged vehicle are available to help you put aside for your child’s education and other requirements down the road.

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No evidence of terrorist threat from travel ban countries, says DHS draft report

A Department of Homeland Security draft report obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the US. 

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Where busing works

Hartford, Conn., has revamped its schools to attract a rich mix of students in a voluntary desegregation program being watched across the country. 

 

 

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Will Tesla's new Model 3 be most 'Made in America' car?

Every year, the Kogod School of Business at American University publishes a ranking of the most 'American-made' cars, with the top spots occupied by a mix of domestic and foreign models. So where might the Tesla Model 3 rank when production begins later this year?

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What you need to know about taxes on gains from your short-term and long-term investments

When you turn a profit on the sale of assets, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds or real estate, it’s called a capital gain. And that's generally considered taxable income.

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