Harry Reid slams NFL

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid slammed the NFL on Tuesday for focusing on the fallout of the New England Patriots “Deflategate” saga, over focusing on changing the name of the Washington Redskins.

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U.S. Marine helicopter missing in Nepal

A U.S. military helicopter has gone missing near Charikot, Nepal while the aircraft was conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in support of the recent Nepal earthquakes, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Sims told CNN Tuesday.

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Was Prince's invitation a mistake?

We don’t have any official royalty in the United States. But we do have Prince. And so it was altogether appropriate and potent for the pop star to use his megaphone and spotlight to support the protests against police violence in Baltimore.

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What's killing 'American Idol'

The announcement that next year will be the last for Fox’s “American Idol” came as quite a surprise, but only because that announcement should have been made about four seasons ago. It isn’t a show whose time is passing. It’s a show that, for a few years now, has been living on borrowed overtime.

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Latinos play big role in U.S. future

In a country with 53 million Latinos, or 17% of the population and growing, only 34 of the 435 seats in Congress and four of the 100 seats in the Senate are occupied by Latinos. On corporate boards of directors, 4% of all seats are held by Latinos and less than 3% of C-suite level positions in Fortune 500 companies are represented by Hispanic individuals. In my home state of California, in Silicon Valley, the mecca of innovation and prosperity, the major technology companies report only 3.8% of their workforce are Hispanic.

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Why Michelle Obama was right to bring up race

My mom is an old-school Baby Boomer. She likes to color-coordinate her outfits to make sure they match head to toe — accessories and all. And though I long ago rebelled against this traditional fashion sense, there’s no denying that she always looks good, even to my Gen-X eye for mismatched fashion. Back when she was in the thick of her battles against a nearly fatal bout of cancer, Mom refused to leave the house looking defeated.

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