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Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder

Susan Schoelwer, curator of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington in Mount Vernon, Va. looks at a list of slaves at Mount Vernon written by George Washington, on Thursday, May 19, 2016. George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is turning a museum space previously dedicated to the Founding Father’s furniture and fineries into an exhibit that takes a hard look at Washington’s life as a slave owner.

It is the unavoidable Achilles' heel in the reputation of George Washington and so many other Founding Fathers: that men who risked their lives to protect their nation's liberty were also slaveholders.

New York's Rikers jail is a model of opioid addiction treatment

A view of Rikers Island in New York in 2011.

– For Dr. Ross Macdonald, every person who enters New York City’s main jail with an opioid addiction represents an opportunity for…

Does Alzheimer's stem from infections? Experts say it makes sense

Salmonella bacteria, represented in red, were injected into the brains of young mice and quickly became entrapped in a cage of beta amyloid proteins, in green. In contrast, mice that did not make the protein succumbed more quickly to the infection.

Could it be that Alzheimer's disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain's attempt to fight off infection?Provocative new research by a team of…

The Weeknd, Belly cancel Kimmel performance because of Trump

R&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly have canceled their performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" because Donald Trump was set to appear on the episode.

Man convicted of trying to sell weapons to Colombia rebels

A Romanian citizen has been convicted in New York of conspiring to sell military-grade weapons in Europe to informants who said they wanted to shoot down American helicopters in Colombia.


Winning numbers drawn in 'Badger 5' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "Badger 5" game were:04-07-14-26-31(four, seven, fourteen, twenty-six, thirty-one)¶ Maximum prize: $45,000


Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "Megabucks" game were:01-16-20-23-42-48(one, sixteen, twenty, twenty-three, forty-two, forty-eight)


Winning numbers drawn in 'SuperCash' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "SuperCash" game were:08-11-13-24-29-34, Doubler: N(eight, eleven, thirteen, twenty-four, twenty-nine, thirty-four; Doubler:…


Winning numbers drawn in '5 Card Cash' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "5 Card Cash" game were:KS-2C-9C-3D-2H(KS, 2C, 9C, 3D, 2H)


Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game

MINNEAPOLIS _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:01-02-03-05-09-10-11-13-14-17-22-24(one, two, three, five, nine, ten, eleven,…


500-pound actor known for low-budget movies dies in NY at 62

Joe Fleishaker (FLY'-shay-kur), a 500-pound actor known for his work in low-budget horror films, has died. He was 62.


Man arrested for dragging dog behind truck in Washington

Police have arrested a man for dragging a dog behind his truck in Vancouver.


Chief: Slain Massachusetts officer shot in the back

Officials say the Massachusetts police officer killed during a traffic stop last weekend was shot in the back.


The Latest: Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania

The Latest on a solar-powered plane's flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania (all times local):


University of Oregon investigating trash at California lake

The University of Oregon is investigating whether other campus fraternities and sororities were responsible for a half-mile-wide swath of trash left behind at a California lake after one fraternity was suspended, a university spokesman said Wednesday.


The Latest: Report: Black drivers more likely to be searched

The Latest on a report on five years of traffic-stop data collected by Vermont State Police (all times local):


The Latest: University investigating mess at California lake

The Latest on trash left behind at a California lake after an annual trip by fraternity and sorority members (all times local):


District accused of demoting employee for maternity leave

Federal officials are suing a South Florida school district, claiming an assistant principal was demoted for taking maternity leave.


Passenger taken off plane in Denver after kicking, screaming

Authorities say a passenger was removed from a Frontier Airlines plane at the Denver airport after she dropped to the floor of the aircraft and began kicking and screaming before the plane took off.