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Forest Whitaker signs on for ‘Roots’ reboot

The "Matrix" star was recently cast as real-life author Alex Haley in the revamp, taking over the role originated by James Earl Jones in the 1977 mini-series.


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Census: Nearly 15 percent of Americans living in poverty

In 2014, a family with two adults and two children was categorized as in poverty if their income was less than $24,008.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to face hearing for desertion charges

The Army is set to hold an Article 32 hearing for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces military charges for leaving his post in Afghanistan


in Sports

NFL reinstates Patriots employees implicated in ‘Deflategate’

The two suspended New England Patriots employees who were implicated in the "Deflategate" saga surrounding footballs used by quarterback Tom Brady were given permission to return to the team.


in Lifestyle

Do you ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ this new Facebook option?

Facebook users took to the social media site on Wednesday to react to the company's decision to test what Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called a "dislike button" - and not everyone liked the idea.


in Sports

Oscar Pistorius too broke for new trial

The former athlete is serving five years in prison for shooting his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead at his home in South Africa in 2013, but prosecutors in the country are pushing for a retrial on a charge of murder.


in Sports

PREVIEW: The BMW Championship

Fresh off a bye week, Jordan Spieth looks to get back on track at Conway Farms teeing it up with the other 69 top ranked players in the FedExCup standings.


in Music

The Rolling Stones are ready to record

The Rolling Stones plan to record a new album next year, the band's 25th U.S. studio set and its first in more than a decade, lead guitarist Keith Richards says.


in Weird

WATCH: The LEGO Vatican

It took the Rev. Bob Simon some 10 months to create the architectural feat.


in National

Key Democrats object to new Republican Iran measure

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin, senior Democrats who oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran, will vote against a Republican effort to require new conditions before President Barack Obama could lift any sanctions under the deal, aides said on Wednesday.


in National

5 takeaways from the Republican debate

Republican front-runner Donald Trump came under heavy attack from his rivals in a contentious U.S. presidential debate, and former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina emerged from the back of the pack to lead the charge.


in National, World

Defense Secretary: Budget woes send ‘wrong message’ to potential foes

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned that continued uncertainty about U.S. military spending levels would send "the wrong message at the wrong time" when Russia and China are rapidly advancing their technologies.


in Entertainment

Gorge yourself on Olive Garden … for seven weeks only

Olive Garden is bringing back its "Pasta Pass" that lets people eat on as much pasta as they want for a limited time.


in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's sports headlines, Thursday, Sept. 17.


in Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Ariana Grande is a boss at impressions

You've never heard "The Wheels on the Bus" like this before.


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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 17

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 17

A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.


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Obama urges Congress to avoid shutdown

There's only a handful of congressional work days remaining until the Oct. 1 deadline, when some federal agency operations could shut down for lack of money.


in Entertainment

‘The League’ star Steve Rannazzisi lied about 9/11 escape

The comedian gave several accounts of a daring escape from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, but has confessed that the whole thing was made up ... conveniently just days before his new comedy special is set to premiere.

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One Direction teases fans with new track names


We are still five weeks away from One Direction's new album, and we're already finding out the names of our new favorite songs we've never heard.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are having a baby


The R&B star and the cover girl are pregnant, just weeks after the couple revealed they had been struggling to conceive.

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Playboy puts its clothes on


Now you can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Teaching T-Rex to ‘Macarena’


Oh, Dinosaur, how do you not know this dance already?

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 13


A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.