Aretha Franklin wasn’t just a legendary singer. She was also a civil rights hero.

The Queen of Soul made it clear that she had an undying devotion to the advancement of black people.

Trump reinstates “biting” sanctions against Iran, pitting the US against Tehran and key allies

The unilateral sanctions come months after Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

Today in Trump’s America: Trump walks back the walk back of his terrible Putin press conference

Trump already reverted to defending his widely panned press conference with Putin in Helsinki, tweeting that “many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved” his performance.

Barack Obama signals support for a universal basic income

The former president signaled his openness to the policy in a speech Tuesday in South Africa.

How private prisons are benefiting from Trump’s hardline immigration policies

Companies that operate private immigration detention centers donated to Trump — and they've seen a boost from his policies.

Trump is still casting doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, ahead of Putin meeting

His latest remarks come weeks before he's set to meet with Putin in Helsinki.

Trump “immediately” begins search for Kennedy replacement that could bring dramatic shift to US law

Kennedy's retirement will allow Trump to cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court — likely for decades.

Trump says Kim has a “one-time shot” at peace as he leaves for Singapore summit

Trump: "I think within the first minute I'll know" if Kim is serious about denuclearization.

This Week in Trump-Russia News: Trump goes on the offensive against investigators

Trump issues pardons, insults and conspiracy theories as a legal battle brews with Mueller.

Lifespan of an alternative fact: How Trump hatches “Spygate” and other baseless conspiracy theories

Trump has spent days claiming that the Democrats and FBI were spying on his presidential campaign — but hasn't provided any evidence to support his assertions.

Trump repeats claim FBI spied on his campaign in seething Twitter rant about “criminal deep state”

"SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!"

The Obamas land a multiyear deal with Netflix to produce movies and television

From the White House to the house of Netflix.

Once again, Trump will spend the White House correspondents’ dinner at one of his own rallies

"Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican — which is surprising, since I just assumed that he was running as a joke.”

Trump blasts Obama, Putin, Assad and the press in Sunday morning tweetstorm

Trump tweeted about the 'Washington Post,' China, Syria and President Barack Obama in his Sunday morning tweets.

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Obamas to Parkland students: “You’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation”

This is the letter former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama wrote to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the wake of the school shooting.

What ever happened to the argument for nuclear disarmament?

What we talk about when we talk about nukes.

Single-issue voters have the power to change elections. Could it happen with gun control?

Voters making gun control their "top priority" in the ballot box could spur change.
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Unreliable sources: A look at the worst media moments this week

Here’s a look at some of the more unreliable, cringe-worthy takes and media mistakes from this week.

Tip pooling troubles: What are your rights if your boss steals your tips?

Can you fight wage theft? Here's how to protect your earnings from unscrupulous employers in 2018.

Trump cancels London trip, pins the blame on Obama in false tweet

Trump blamed his decision on Obama, saying Obama moved the U.S. Embassy in London to an "off location." But Obama had nothing to do with the move — Bush did.

Despite Trump’s claims, job growth is chugging along at the same pace as it did under Obama

The 2.1 million jobs created under President Donald Trump last year is slightly lower than the 2.2 million created in 2016, former President Barack Obama’s last year in office.
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Unlike his predecessors, Trump can’t stop trading insults with North Korea

Trump brags about his "bigger" nuclear button in his latest jab at Kim.

The 17 biggest money lessons of 2017 to end up richer and wiser — and ready for 2018

As 2017 turns into 2018, here are the most important financial and career lessons of the last year to take with you into a smarter, richer, happier, better future.

Republican Sen. Tim Scott criticized as a “prop” at Trump’s tax bill press conference

Trump and the Republican Party have a history of alleged tokenism and disingenuous appeals to black voters.
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New poll shows even Republicans believe race relations are worse under Trump than Obama

The percentage of Republicans who think Trump has helped improve race relations has plummeted since he was elected.
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Obama invokes Nazi Germany, warns, “You’ve got to pay attention,” during Q&A in Chicago

“We have to tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly."
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Obama and LeBron had 4 of Twitter’s 9 most re-tweeted tweets of 2017. Guess who didn’t have any?

None of Trump's tweets about the fake news or crooked Hillary were among Twitter's most retweeted tweets of 2017.