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An artist honors icons by creating Black History Month-themed playing cards

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Kearra Johnson was in her senior year at the University of Missouri when she came up with the concept for what is now known as the Revolution Card Deck -- a deck of playing cards featuring the names and faces of not...

NASA honors its fallen heroes on Day of Remembrance

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is honoring all the men and women who lost their lives while furthering the cause of space exploration and discovery. NASA paid tribute to its fallen heroes ...

Ken Jennings hosts ‘Jeopardy!’ and honors ‘the great Alex Trebek’

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Ken Jennings debuted as guest host on "Jeopardy!" Monday, and opened the show with a tribute to the late Alex Trebek. "Sharing this stage with Alex Trebek was one of the greatest honors of my life," Jennings said. "...

Raphael Warnock honors the journey of his 82-year-old mother, who as a teen ‘used to pick somebody else’s cotton’

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As the Rev. Raphael Warnock makes history by being elected the first Black US senator from Georgia, he's thinking of the remarkable journey of his mother. Verlene Warnock spent her summers picking cotton and tobacco...

Rep. Jamie Raskin honors late son in emotional tribute: ‘A radiant light in this broken world’

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Rep. Jamie Raskin and his wife, Sarah, published an emotional tribute to their late son, Tommy, who died by suicide at 25 years old last week, describing him as "a radiant light in this broken world." "Tommy Raskin ...

Navy football player honors fallen teammate during Army-Navy rivalry game

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When the Navy football team takes the field for its annual showdown with Army on Saturday afternoon, at least one Midshipman will have more than the Xs and Os of the playbook on his mind. Senior offensive tackle Bil...

Postal service honors Japanese American vets and a Chinese American scientist with new stamps

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Stamp collecting may not be for everyone, but three upcoming stamp releases are definitely worth saving. The US Postal Service is releasing three new stamps next year inspired by the achievements and culture of Asia...

Scranton, Pennsylvania, honors famous ‘scrappy kid’ turned President-elect

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As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to move into the White House, his hometown honored him Friday just steps from his childhood home. "This morning I had the opportunity to join U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Marywood...

Jack White honors Eddie Van Halen during ‘SNL’ performance

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Jack White performed Saturday as a last-minute musical guest on "Saturday Night Live," where he paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen by using a guitar designed by the iconic rocker. The performance included a m...

Obituary honors Charlie, the golden retriever that loved everything except stairs. He really hated stairs.

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Charlie the golden retriever was "the best boy" and a huge part of Sallie Gregory Hammett's family since he was an 8-week-old puppy. Hammett was devastated when Charlie died earlier this month after a five-month bat...

Billie Lourd has a baby and honors late mom, Carrie Fisher

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Billie Lourd has chosen her initiation into motherhood to pay tribute to her own mother, Carrie Fisher. Lourd and her fiancé, Austen Rydell, have welcomed a son, Kingston Fisher Lord Rydell. Actress Carrie Fisher di...

Google Doodle honors civil rights activist who fought school segregation in California in the 1940s

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Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on Tuesday, and Google is fittingly celebrating with a new Google Doodle -- of civil rights pioneer and business owner Felicitas Mendez. Mendez, born in 1916 in Puerto Rico, is most...