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Starbucks baristas stop writing ‘Race Together’ on cups

March 23, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Wednesday, March 18, 2015 file photo, Holly Ainslie, a barista at a Starbucks store in Seattle writes on a cup for an iced drink as she wears a “Race Together” sticker. Starbucks baristas will no longer write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting Sunday, March 22, 2015, ending as planned a [&hellip...

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US pullout from Afghanistan hinged to developing forces

March 23, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, left, walks with U.S. Army Gen. John Campbell upon arrival at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan...

Lawmakers: Funding education for Texas veterans is too high

March 23, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, students walk through the University of Texas at Austin campus near the school’s iconic tower in Austin, Texas. The cost of funding higher education for veterans has increased sevenfold since Texas...

Roar of bombers replaced by drone buzz in North Dakota

March 23, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 14, 2015 file photo, a radio-controlled drone appears in flight during an International Drone Day event at an elementary school in Roseburg, Ore. Construction of the nation’s first unmanned aircraft business park, called Grand...

Sheriff: Airport attacker had machete, Molotov cocktails

March 23, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

This drivers license image released by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office shows Richard White. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office said in a statement that 63-year-old White was pronounced dead Saturday, March 21, 2015, at a local hospital....

Remaining US personnel leave Yemen amid rebel call to arms

March 22, 2015 • National News, World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken on Friday, March 20, 2015, militiamen loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ride on an army vehicle on a street in Aden, Yemen. The country’s Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the embattled...

Police: Suspect shot at New Orleans airport has died

March 22, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

This drivers license image released by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office shows Richard White. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office said in a statement that 63-year-old White was pronounced dead Saturday, March 21, 2015, at a local hospital....

7 siblings perish in NYC home fire, officials eye hot plate

March 22, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Members of New York’s fire department hand out fire safety literature and batteries for fire alarms near the scene of a fatal fire in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, March 21, 2015. The fire raged through the residence early Saturday,...

The song is over, as ‘Glee’ ends its tuneful 6-season run

March 21, 2015 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 23, 2010 file photo, Jane Lynch, center, and the cast of “Glee” accept the award for best ensemble in a comedy series at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. “Glee” will conclude its...

Obama to slow Afghan pullback, though post-2016 plan intact

March 21, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, Afghan security police stand guard at checkpoint in Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Obama administration is suggesting it could reconsider its plan to remove nearly all U.S. troops from...