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Nation Nov 17Facebook and Twitter say they’ve made progress on content — but lawmakers disagree
Two social media CEOs appeared virtually Tuesday before a Senate Judiciary Committee on censorship, disinformation and the 2020 election. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey faced a barrage of questions from lawmakers about their content restrictions and classifications --…
Politics Oct 29Trump, Biden campaign in Florida, which has backed winning candidate for decades
With Election Day in less than a week, the Trump and Biden campaigns are increasingly holding events in the same battleground states, on the same days. At a Thursday rally in Tampa, Florida, President Trump continued to downplay the national…
Politics Oct 26Trump, Biden focus on Pennsylvania as race’s final week dawns
As President Trump and Joe Biden enter the final week of the presidential campaign, COVID-19 is roiling the race again. At least five of Vice President Mike Pence’s staffers have tested positive for the virus, including one deemed a close…
Politics Sep 30Heckled by Trump, Biden calls fiery debate ‘a national embarrassment’
Tuesday night’s debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had all the civility of a mud-slinging contest. With constant interruptions and insults, the event devolved into what Biden later called “a national embarrassment.” Moderator Chris Wallace of…
Science Dec 08John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95
John Glenn, NASA astronaut, U.S. Senator and the first American to orbit the planet, died Thursday. He was 95.
Nation Mar 06Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94
While Nancy Reagan may have appeared to be a traditional first lady, she evolved into an integral power player in her husband’s political success. She died Sunday morning at the age of 94.
Arts Mar 20Canvases bloom in this show of French paintings
Opening Saturday, “Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower” traces the evolution of the floral still life genre from the late 18th century to the early 20th century, in the first major U.S. exhibition of it's kind.
Arts Nov 11Vets reveal the stories in their tattoos in new exhibit ‘War Ink’
As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan prepares to wind down later this year, more American veterans are returning home and struggling to process their wartime experiences. "War Ink," new online exhibit, uses tattoo art to spark conversations with war…
Arts Nov 06Los Angeles art museum celebrates historic donation
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced its largest-ever single donation: 47 pieces of art valued at $500 million. The generous benefactor is Jerry Perenchio, the former CEO of the Spanish language television network "Univision." The artwork includes…
World Oct 30Vatican sheds new light on Sistine Chapel’s masterpieces
The Sistine Chapel just got a makeover. Vatican officials unveiled new state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo’s more than 500-year old frescoes. The three-year-long installation cost roughly $3.8 million.