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Robert F. Smith, left, laughs with David Thomas, center, and actress Angela Bassett at Morehouse College on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Atlanta. Smith, a billionaire technology investor and philanthropist, said he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement Sunday morning while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in Atlanta. (Bo Emerson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 11:40 pm
A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans __ estimated at up to $40 million. Robert F. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement while...
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May 19, 2019 - 3:36 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey tells college graduates in Colorado small steps lead to big accomplishments. Winfrey gave the commencement speech Sunday at Colorado College. The small liberal arts college in Colorado Springs awarded 590 undergraduate degrees. Winfrey quoted black...
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Actor and 1988 Longview High School graduate Matthew McConaughey delivers the commencement speech at the school's graduation ceremony in Longview, Texas, on Friday, May 17, 2019. McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. (Les Hassell/The News-Journal via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 1:13 pm
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. McConaughey was given his original diploma Friday night when he returned to his Texas alma mater to address the class of 2019. A Longview High School spokeswoman told...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 15, 2019 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved a bill reaffirming the right of a Massachusetts tribe to hold land in trust, a crucial step to building a $1 billion casino. The bill, approved 275-146, would allow the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to hold 321 acres of reservation land in trust, despite...
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President Donald Trump joins an iftar dinner, which breaks a daylong fast, celebrating Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 13, 2019 - 10:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the month of Ramadan Monday evening as a time when people join forces in "pursuit of hope, tolerance and peace." Trump held an iftar dinner for ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps representing Muslim-majority nations. The dinner breaks...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, center, limps off the court during the second half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 13, 2019 - 7:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP has a bit more cheerleading to do before he gets back on the court. Durant is likely to miss Games 1...
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In this undated photo made available on Sunday, May 12, 2019 by @SussexRoyal, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex holds the feet of her baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have released a photo of their newborn baby to mark Meghan’s first Mother’s Day as a mom. The image posted on Instagram shows her hand cradling the feet of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born on Monday, against a bed of spring flowers. (@SussexRoyal via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 4:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have released a photo of their newborn baby's feet to mark Meghan's first Mother's Day as a mom. The image posted Sunday on Instagram showed Meghan's hand cradling the feet of her son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, with a bed of...
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A woman displays indelible ink mark on her finger after casting her vote as others wait in queue in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party rival Rahul Gandhi's family for the country's ills. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 12, 2019 - 5:27 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians voted Sunday in the next-to-last round of a six-week-long national election marked by a highly acrimonious campaign that has seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi blame opposition party chief Rahul Gandhi's family for the country's ills. Sunday's voting in 59 constituencies,...
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May 11, 2019 - 7:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's eldest child Prince is a college graduate. Twenty-two-year-old Prince Jackson — whose real name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. — went through commencement ceremonies Saturday at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Prince Jackson graduated with a bachelor'...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, the Salt Lake City temple is shown during The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' two-day conference, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is changing wedding rules in hopes of preventing family members who aren't church members from feeling excluded. The faith said Monday, May 6, 2019 in a news release that couples who get married in civil ceremonies will no longer have to wait one year to do a temple wedding ceremony that only church members in good standing can attend. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 06, 2019 - 5:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed wedding rules Monday in hopes of preventing family members who aren't church members from feeling excluded. Couples who get married in civil ceremonies will no longer have to wait one year to do a temple wedding ceremony...
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