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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.
Arts Aug 15Art Everywhere paints American landscape with favorite masterpieces
An ambitious new initiative across the U.S. is sneaking works of American art into subways, on billboards and the sides of buses, and into view for a greater audience, without charging admission.
Education Mar 06More than half of U.S. public schools need repairs, survey finds
More than half of the nation’s public school facilities are in desperate need of repairs or modernization, according to a new survey released Thursday. On average, school building were at least 44 years old and the renovations would cost roughly…
Economy Jan 31Obama appeals to CEOs to hire long-term jobless
President Obama has appealed to the nation’s chief executives to hire job applicants who’ve been unemployed long-term. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates nearly 4 million Americans have been without work for 27 weeks or more. On Friday, the president…