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Merle Haggard Dies

Merle Haggard, the outlaw hero and ornery individualist unmatched in country-music history as a triple-threat singer, songwriter and bandleader who combined common-man eloquence with intrepid musical adventurousness, died on Wednesday.  Country legend Merle Haggard dies Via rss.cnn.com

Obama’s Approval Rating Up in Past Week

A new CNN/ORC poll conducted July 26-28 and released Tuesday showed increased approval for the way President Obama is handling his job, with more support for his policies on race relations and the economy than on guns. His overall

US and Cuba Agree to Open Embassies

The US and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries’ historic bid to restore ties after more than half a century of hostilities. President Barack Obama announced