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Dutch holiday season sees new 'Black Pete' controversy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 19:02

Critics say he is a racist tradition; defenders say he is a part of Dutch folklore.

       

1st black GOP woman in Congress isn't ready for Hillary

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:53

Rep.-elect Mia Love says "nope" when asked if she wants Clinton to run for president.

       

Update aims to address root of Detroit power failure

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:30

A $200 million modernization is already underway for the system responsible for Tuesday's outage.

       

NASA: Antarctic ice loss triples in a decade

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:12

The melt rate of glaciers in west Antarctica has tripled in the past 10 years.

       

U.S. couple held in Qatar board plane for L.A.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:07

Couple held in Qatar after their daughter died of dehydration released after 23 months.

       

Fact check: Tom Cotton's porous border story

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:07

Did Cotton distort facts to to make case that Mexico border is "open" and "defenseless"?

       

Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for violent rant

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:04

But Louis Head says he should not be blamed for the rioting on Nov. 24 in Ferguson.

       

Family lived with corpse, prayed for resurrection

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:03

The man's decomposing body remained in sealed room for about six months.

       

Thursday's forecast: Soggy and mild for much of nation

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:33

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.

       

Ex-NYC 'Cop of the Year' arrested in drug sting

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:27

Officer Phillip LeRoy is accused of trying to buy 10 kilos of cocaine.

       

Indonesia delivers effective birth control pill for men

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:21

The gendarussa plant may provide crucial ingredient that can disable sperm.

       

#Crimingwhilewhite puts focus on police and race

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:33

The hashtag #crimingwhilewhite is trending on Twitter, exposing what folks feel is a double standard in how they have been treated by law en...

       

The Short List: Twitter reinforces that #blacklivesmatter; Antarctic melting fast; Google for kids

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:09

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Eric Garner protesters say #shutitdown to Rockefeller tree lighting

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 15:18

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center became a target for protesters.

       

Benghazi panel may cost $1.5 million this year

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 15:02

Committee coming under budget, but Democrats say it is still a waste.

       

Navy: Women secretly filmed in shower aboard sub

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:32

The Navy is investigating an sailor who is accused of making and distributing the videos.

       

Reports of unwanted sexual contact in military drop 27%

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:45

Reports of unwanted sexual contact in the military drop 27% from 2012 to 2014

       

#GivingTuesday sees 36% increase in donations

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:28

#GivingTuesday is designed as the charitable answer to holiday retail spending.

       

Other African-Americans killed, assaulted by police

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:25

Three cases were captured on video. No officers indicted.

       

American teacher stabbed to death in Abu Dhabi

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:50

Woman was attacked in a public restroom at a mall by a suspect wearing the traditional black robe, police said.