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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit on April 18, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire.
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Huck Jumps In

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced Tuesday that he will seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. As he looks to avoid a repeat of the spectacular flameout of his 2008 run, Huckabee is pinning his hopes on Southeastern states

FBI crime scene investigators document the area around two deceased gunmen and their vehicle outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, Monday, May 4, 2015. Police shot and killed the men after they opened fire on a security officer outside the suburban Dallas venue, which was hosting provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons Sunday night, authorities said

ISIS Claims Texas Attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Sunday shooting outside a controversial cartoon competition that lampooned the Prophet Muhammad

Demonstrators confront Israeli policemen, during a demonstration of Ethiopian Jews at RABIN Square in Tel Aviv on May 3, 2015.

Israel Reels From Protests

Scores were hurt in Tel Aviv as Ethiopian Israelis rally against what they say is long-running racism. In full riot gear, the police have responded in force

Bob Hirst, general editor of the Mark Twain Project, shows a letter from Twain to his brother Orion Clemens and sister-in-law Mollie Clemens from October 1865.

Scholars Discover New Mark Twain Letters

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. Some carried his flair for embellishment and may not be entirely true

The current Apple remote.

Apple Is About to Totally Reinvent the Remote Control

Apple is planning to add a touch pad to the next iteration of its Apple TV remote, alongside just two buttons. The current Apple TV remote has three buttons, which is a far cry from the dozens on a typical television remote

Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller, Edward M. Nero, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice, Alicia D. White

Baltimore Citizens Mistaken for Indicted Officers

A school cafeteria worker and a plumber in Maryland said Monday their lives have been turned upside down after court documents mistakenly identified them as the police officers charged in the death of Baltimore 25-year-old Freddie Gray

couple sex

How Millennials View Sex Compared to Their Parents

Millennials are more tolerant of premarital sex than earlier generations, but they tend to have slightly fewer partners than their parents did, according to a new study. "Millennials have never known a world where premarital sex was a taboo," a researcher said

Hillary Clinton Begins New Hampshire Election Campaign

Hillary Clinton to Testify Once More Before Benghazi Panel

Hillary Clinton is willing to testify once — and once only — on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and her email practices during her tenure as Secretary of State, her attorney told lawmakers Monday

Marcellus Goliath Transforms Towns to Gas Trade

Fracking Chemicals Detected in PA Drinking Water

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University said samples of drinking water contained trace amounts of 2-Butoxyethanol, a compound used in drilling fluid as well as household paint and cosmetics. The contaminant was found in such microscopic concentrations that it posed no immediate health risk

A Panera Bread Restaurant Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Panera to Drop 150 Ingredients From Its Menu

Panera Bread is cleaning up its menu. The fast-casual restaurant chain will drop or change 150 of the 460 ingredients on its menu to fit new standards the company set to provide a healthier dining experience to customers

A banner fixed to a fence on Anibare Lodge, the main camp for refugee families on Nauru, reads "Cambodia, never, ever," March 7, 2015.

Refugees Spurn Australian Resettlement Offer

Australia has reached a deal with Cambodia to resettle an unlimited number of asylum seekers, currently in Australian government detention on the Pacific island of Nauru, in exchange for $31 million. However, the move has been met with resistance by refugees

Ellen Albertini Dow stars as Rosie in New Line Cinema's comedy, "The Wedding Singer."

Ellen Albertini Dow Dies at 101

Ellen Albertini Dow, known for performing “Rapper’s Delight” in the 1998 film The Wedding Singer, died Monday at 101. The film’s soundtrack, which included Dow's performance, went double platinum and made the Billboard Top 5