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Some people are paying as much as $4 per gallon -- a spike in part related to the US leaving the Iran deal

This many people will travel on Memorial Day
Here's a look at the most common ways people travel during Memorial Day weekend.

Opinion: This Memorial Day, remember the trauma of 50 years ago
America was a mess on Memorial Day 1968.

Watch oldest Pearl Harbor survivor reflect on attack
Ray Chavez is the oldest survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched America's entry into World War II in 1941. This week, he met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office while in Washington for a series of Memorial Day events.

Fly the flag at half-staff until noon and other specific customs for paying respect to fallen service members
Memorial Day is meant to be one of the most solemn American holidays.

The Root

Miss. Newspaper Announces Plans for ‘Gangbangers’ Rodeo’: ‘Bang, Bang, You’re Dead’
Peter Rinaldi, owner and publisher of Miss-Lou Magazine and the Natchez Sun, has caused wide-spread anger with a racist column calling for black youth in Natchez, Miss. who may be involved in gang activity to go to a local park and murder each other for the amusement of observers. In Miss-Lou Magazines January 11-24, 2017 print [&]

The Art Speaks for Itself
Every year, our congressional representatives hold an art contest for students in their districts, with the prize being a yearlong exhibition at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. It typically does not cause a murmur. This years unanimous winner in Missouri’s 1st District was my friend David Pulphus, a quiet, gentle, unassuming student. David’s painting [&]

Fla. High School Students Protest to Make African-American History a Full-Year Course
Students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla., staged a sit-in earlier this week demanding a change in the way African-American history is taught in Duval County Public Schools, Action News Jax reports. The organizer of the sit-in, Angelina Roque, said that she and her other classmates wanted to protest because they believed that [&]

Trump Logic: Ben Carson Grew Up Poor, so He Understands Poverty
Updated Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 12:48 p.m. EST: Ben Carson sat before a Senate committee Thursday morning to make the case that he should be confirmed to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carson leaned on his upbringing growing up in inner-city Detroit and his familys need for public assistance, although they never [&]

2 Women Arrested for Helping Man Wanted in Orlando, Fla., Police Shooting
Two women were arrested in Florida on Wednesday for helping a man wanted in the fatal shooting of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando, Fla., police officer, officials announced, according to Reuters. The women reportedly helped the man on separate occasions over the last month. Jameis Slaughter, 25, an ex-girlfriend of murder suspect Markeith Loyd, [&]