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New Orleans Saints player Benjamin Watson wants to talk race

NFL player Benjamin Watson wants to tackle race. He says he believes talking about race freely is the key to moving forward.

Nearly 100 teens storm movie theater after being denied 'Fifty Shades of Grey' tickets

About 100 teenagers rushed a theater at Ocoee, Florida's West Oaks Mall Saturday after they were denied tickets to see "Fifty Shades of Grey".

Mississippi lawmaker: 'I am definitely not a racist'

A Mississippi state lawmaker is defending himself after making racially charged comments in a newspaper interview. State Rep. Gene Alday's comments were made to the Clarion Ledger during an interview about education funding.

Former elementary school principal accused of trafficking heroin

Police are searching for a former Missouri elementary school principal wanted in connection with a heroin trafficking ring.

How to keep your teens from texting and driving

Whenever I think about how we can stop teens from texting and driving, I think back to an interview I did with the Dunn family of Roxbury, New Jersey.

'Duck Dynasty' star to receive Citizens United's first amendment award

"Duck Dynasty" Star Phil Robertson will receive Citizens United's first amendment award at the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, next weekend in Maryland.

Mardi Gras in full swing despite the cold

Mardi Gras revelers are awaking to cold temperatures and light rain in New Orleans.

Homeless man says he was trying to stay warm when he set fire that burned a Houston Islamic Center

An arrest has been made in connection with Friday's fire at Houston's Quba Islamic Center. Darryl Ferguson is charged with arson.

Federal authorities investigating fiery train explosion in West Virginia

Investigators are working to figure out what caused a fiery train derailment in West Virginia Monday. Federal investigators want to know if the winter storm caused the train to crash.

'It's My Party' singer Lesley Gore dies at 68

Lesley Gore, whose No. 1 hit "It's My Party" kicked off a successful singing career while she was still in high school, has died. She was 68.

Chapel Hill shooting suspect indicted on 3 counts of murder

A grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Utah man proposes to girlfriend during traffic stop

A Utah woman was terrified when she and her significant other were pulled over by Bountiful police, but when Alex went from hands-on-his-head to down-on-one-knee, her terror gave way to glee.

Texas restaurant gets threats after Facebook post

A restaurant in Pasadena, Texas, is receiving random threats after a customer's Facebook post went viral.

Myths and secrets of presidential monuments

 Park Rangers at the Lincoln Memorial see it almost every day: Tour guides telling eager visitors that the number of steps leading to the temple match Lincoln's age when he died; that his white hands send a message in sign language; an

SNL celebrates 40th season with past and present casts

"Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th birthday by hosting a three-and-a-half-hour special on Sunday.