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Memories of Bush Humor Brought Smiles to Sorrowful Farewell

WASHINGTON — Memories of George H.W. Bush's underappreciated sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful mourning of the death of American's 41st president. Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing his iconic impersonation of Bush was to...

Voters Reject Nationalism. Now Let’s Do Immigration Reform.

Whenever there is an aggressive change in direction away from the principles America was founded upon, our country has a way of coming together to restore them. As it has in the past, this process of renewal played out on election night. With a 3.7 % national unemployment rate, a...

What's Your Favorite Aretha Song? A Look at Her Chart Busters.

UPDATE: Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement said "Franklin's official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr....