And it always has been, said the president in a speech on the nation's S&P credit-rating downgrade.
The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., discusses his latest book and TV series.
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New calculations say that poverty in America could be as few as 39 million or as many as 53 million people.
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16 and Pregnant alum Markai was followed as she decided to terminate a second unplanned pregnancy. How did it happen again?