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African American History Museum Opens With Ringing of Freedom Bell From Historic First Baptist Church (Photos)

President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed hope that a new national museum showcasing the triumphs and tragedies of the African American experience will help to bring people together as the nation reels from recent racial upheaval.

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Franklin Graham on New York City Bombing: US Needs President Who's Tough on Terrorism

Evangelist Franklin Graham responded to explosions in New York City and New Jersey and a stabbing incident at a Minnesota mall, saying the next president "needs to be someone who is tough on terrorism." Meanwhile, another explosion was reported in New Jersey early Monday even as authorities were interrogating five people in New York and Islamic State claimed responsibility for the mall attack.

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Howard E. Butt Jr, H-E-B Grocery Heir Turned Evangelist, Dies at 89

Howard E. Butt Jr., the oldest son of H-E-B Grocery Stores founder who quit his family business to share the Gospel, died from complications of Parkinson's Disease at his home in San Antonio, Texas. His family remembered him as an "inspiring leader, philanthropist and humanitarian" as his funeral service was held during the weekend.