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Woman leaps past racial barrier in U.S. ballet

Jul 1, 2015

Woman leaps past racial barrier in U.S. ballet

Misty Copeland on Tuesday became the first African-American female principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in the dance company’s 75-year history. Copeland, 32, joined American Ballet Theatre in 2001 and has been a soloist with the prestigious company since 2007. “I am ...

Clinton struggled to fit in under Obama, emails show

Jul 1, 2015

Clinton struggled to fit in under Obama, emails show

Hillary Rodham Clinton struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama after being appointed Secretary of State in 2009, according to emails released by the State Department on Tuesday. They showed Clinton turning up for meetings that had been canceled and worrying ...

Cash crunch could doom Tutankhamun's 'new home'

Jul 1, 2015

Cash crunch could doom Tutankhamun's 'new home'

Egyptian curator Medhat Abdallah laughs when reminded of the “curse of Tutankhamun” as he cleans an ancient gilded bed found in the boy king’s burial chamber nearly a century ago. The 3,300-year-old relic is one of hundreds of artifacts from the treasure of King ...

Embassies will reopen, U.S., Cuba poised to announce

Jul 1, 2015

Embassies will reopen, U.S., Cuba poised to announce

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said. The U.S. and Cuba have been ...