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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks as he officially announces his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential race on May 5, 2015 in Hope, Ark.
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Faith, Hope and Charity

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee launched his second presidential bid Tuesday in the Arkansas town that formed the basis of his small-town, Christian worldview, setting up a campaign that will blend political scolding and church revival

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

Attorney General Lynch speaks with congressmen and faith leaders after meeting in private with Freddie Gray's family at Baltimore University in Baltimore

Lynch Meets with Gray Family

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made a stop in Baltimore Tuesday, as tensions have begun to cool following a week of unrest and uncertainty

French surveillance measures vote in Parliament

French Lawmakers Approve Controversial Surveillance Bill

France's lower house of Parliament has approved a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from advocates of civil liberties. The bill was passed Tuesday with 438 votes in favor and 86 against

Hillary Clinton Begins New Hampshire Election Campaign

Democrats to Face Off in Six Primary Debates

Each of the four early states — Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina — will host debates, the party announced. The move follows the Republican Party's effective takeover the debates process following an internal review of its 2012 defeat

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

Elissa Alvarez, 20, right, and Jose Caballero, 40, listen to witness testimony during their trial for lewd and lascivious exhibition on May 1, 2015, at the Manatee County Judicial Center in Bradenton.

Couple Found Guilty of Sex on the Beach Face Jail

A Florida couple found guilty Monday of having sex on a public beach could face up to 15 years in prison for the crime. The jury took only 15 minutes to reach a verdict, Ronald Kurpiers, their lawyer, told TIME

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

Marcellus Goliath Transforms Towns to Gas Trade

Fracking Chemicals Detected in PA Drinking Water

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University said samples of drinking water from three homes in the state contained trace amounts of 2-Butoxyethanol, a compound used in drilling fluid as well as household paint and cosmetics

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

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

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