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Playing her best at the most important events, Serena Williams re-established herself as the top player in women’s tennis in 2009 and was a landslide choice as Female Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press. Williams received 66 of 158 votes cast by editors at U.S. newspapers that are members of the […]

A Washington, D.C., police detective has been put on desk duty after pulling out his gun during a snowball fight Saturday. The off-duty detective, whose name has not been released, was driving past a snowball fight in the city when his Hummer was hit by snowballs. He allegedly stopped the car, got out, and took […]

From Telegraph.co.uk Olive Jones, 54, yesterday that she has been made a victim of religious persecution for discussing her faith with the child and her mother, who complained about her behaviour. After she was sacked, she was told the family had strongly objected to her approach because they are non-believers, and that a formal complaint […]

From HuffingtonPost.com: After yesterday’s installment of Behind-The-Scenes White House Photos, we couldn’t wait to see what else the president has been up to…and fortunately we didn’t have to! The newest set hit the White House Flickr overnight. There are fist-bumps and whistles, garland and a menorah, and a whole bunch of snapshots from the Kennedy […]

WASHINGTON — Homeland security officials improperly gathered intelligence on the Nation of Islam, a black Muslim group, but government rules were “unintentionally and inadvertently violated” and only publicly available information was collected, according to documents made public Wednesday. Internal correspondence shows the 2007 report – titled “Nation of Islam: Uncertain Leadership Succession Poses Risks” – […]

TAUNTON, Mass. – An 8-year-old boy was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after he was asked to make a Christmas drawing and came up with what appeared to be a stick figure of Jesus on a cross, the child’s father said Tuesday. Chester Johnson told WBZ-TV that his son […]

WASHINGTON — Call it the $6 billion boycott. By boycotting a key House committee vote last week and threatening to abandon support for banking regulations, members of the Congressional Black Caucus got $4 billion added to a Wall Street regulation bill and $2 billion to a proposed House jobs bill in spending they sought for […]

BOUTTE, La. – A Louisiana woman is charged with getting back at her sleeping boyfriend after a fight by scalding him with a pot of boiling grits. Sheriff’s deputies say 44-year-old Carolyn Brown caused second-degree burns on the man’s face and arms. Brown was booked on a second-degree battery charge. The man told deputies in […]

What a whirlwind week it’s been! Between the Desiree Rogers controversy, President Obama‘s acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, Michelle’s new title as the “Most Fascinating Person of 2009” and the ongoing struggle to make sense of health care, there’s plenty to opine on. And we want to hear what you have to say! Do […]