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Left to right: George Fermon (standing), Benjamin F. Fermon (seated, author's grandfather; father of children pictured), Jessie Fermon (standing, back row), Benjamin "Bizzy" Fermon (front row, white romper), Harold Fermon, (grey knee-britches suit), Jessie Amy Anderson Fermon (seated, author's grandmother; mother of children), Frances Fermon, (on Jessie Amy's lap) Gladys Fermon (standing)

Why my coal mining grandfather's deathbed advice applies to minority Americans

As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, he told his children: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Alvaro Barrientos, after awarding him with a Purple Heart , as first lady Melania Trump, right, stands with Tammy Barrientos second from right, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Saturday.

Trump awards Purple Heart in visit to Walter Reed

Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan.

Hawaii tells Jeff Sessions: 'Have some respect'

The U.S. attorney general marveled that "a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could block President Trump's travel ban. Hawaiians say he messed with the wrong archipelago.

Aid worker released From Cairo jail, returns to U.S.

Aya Hijazi and her husband were accused of child abuse. Human rights groups called the charges specious but the couple were jailed for nearly three years.

SoCal Dreamer 'repatriated' to Mexico files lawsuit

A 23-year-old California student is suing the federal government to learn its reasons for returning him to Mexico despite what his attorneys say is his DACA status.

Trump lifting federal hiring freeze

The White House Office of Management and Budget also calls on federal agencies and the public to come up with ideas to overhaul government services.

Homeland Security fields 1,000 sex abuse complaints, report says

More than 90 percent of the complaints involved ICE, an agency within Homeland Security that has more than 30,000 beds at U.S. detention facilities.

Here are the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Among the winners were Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" for fiction, The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold for national reporting and The East Bay Times for breaking news reporting.

Google accused of underpaying female employees

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Google for what an official called "systemic compensation disparities" between men and women. The government is suing the company to release its records.

Ceremony in San Francisco marks the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March

The Bataan Death March in the Philippines is an oft-forgotten part of World War II history, but survivors and advocates are working to change that.

What is the US goal in Syria?

The U.S. has now bombed both main players in the Syrian war: President Bashar Assad's military and the Islamic State. But the Trump administration hasn't spelled out what sort of outcome it's seeking.

Postal Service reports increase in dog attacks on letter carriers

The USPS said its employees were bitten in 6,755 attacks in 2016, and Los Angeles topped the list, with 80. The postal service also released safety tips.

Why add a banana to the Passover table?

It's one of several suggestions that connect the ancient holiday, remembering the Israelites' flight to freedom, with the world's current refugee crisis.

Congress reacts to Trump's Syria missile strike

On Capitol Hill, several members of Congress questioned the constitutionality of President Trump's action. Others commended the decision while also calling for consultation with Congress.

​Trump defends attack on Syria; demands 'end the slaughter'

The U.S. blasted the air base Thursday night with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.