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World War II pilot shot down German warplanes but denied work after war because of skin color

He shot down German planes as a fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, but after the war, when Harry Stewart tried to get a job as a commercial airline pilot, he was turned down because of the color of his skin.

Internment camp, industrial town among new national monuments

 Chicago's historic Pullman District, a World War II internment camp and a section of Colorado's upper Arkans

The planet you've probably never heard of

Way out beyond Mars, but before you get to Jupiter, is a planet. You read that right. There's a planet between Mars and Jupiter.

6 things you may not know about the Oscars envelope

The shining Oscar statuette is a celebrated symbol of the Academy Awards, but there is another icon on the Oscars scene.

Can this cream remove your tattoo?

Regretting that "Laura Forever" tattoo on your back now that Laura is gone?

7 reasons to watch the 2015 Oscars

 In honor of the Oscars, this story will be 7,633 words long, padded out with flowery phrases and belabored metaphors

Darth Vader, Mickey Mouse join forces on cruise

In a galaxy far, far away ... in the Western Caribbean, actually, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett and stormtroopers party with Disney Cruisers around the pool deck. No, it's not a fantasy.

The Apple car: What we know

Apple hasn't admitted publicly that it wants to get into the auto industry. But there's plenty of evidence out there.

The art of handling a backhanded compliment

Halfway through a recent first date, my latest Tinder suitor --- let's call him Heath --- interrupted the conversation, apologizing.

How a profoundly disabled boy became a running champ

Twelve years ago, Rachel Miller was lost when it came to her son John. The 7-year-old was profoundly disabled because of his autism. Unable to speak, he withdrew from people at school and, worse, from his family.

800,000 receive wrong Obamacare tax info

Bowing to pressure, the Obama administration is extending Obamacare enrollment for those who learn they owe a penalty for being uninsured in 2014.

Man plans to bike from California to Brazil for Olympics

Chen Guan Ming is known as the Olympic Rickshaw Rider. He is from Tong Shang in China and in 2010 he decided to make the trip of a lifetime to spread the Olympic spirit.

U.S. military announces plan to retake ISIS held city of Mosul, Iraq

A newly revealed U.S. plan to retake Mosul, the biggest city held by ISIS, is sparking controversy and prompting questions.

Severed animal heads found in bags at 3 California parks

Animal Control officers in Sacramento, California are investigating six cases of mutilated animals, including a cow, that were found at three city parks.

Michigan girl uses shotgun to thwart burglars

11-year old Reese typically doesn't have too much going on when she gets home from school. "Just sitting here watching TV," she says from the living room of her rural North Branch Township, Michigan home.