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Melania Trump leads 95th annual National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony
First lady Melania Trump was at the helm of the 95th annual National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Thursday night, flipping the switch after the president led the crowd in a countdown from ten. “We want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, have unbelievable holidays and we
Blackface 'Jazz Singer' still influencing modern cinema 90 years after release
It was an era that few of us would recognize today. It was the time of the “flapper girl.” Construction had just begun on Mount Rushmore and Calvin Coolidge was president. It was 1927, and a film was about to revolutionize the motion picture industry. The film -- "The Jazz Singer" -- opened in New
The mother of Father's Day was raised by a single dad
The national day honoring dads was started by a woman who was raised by a widower. Sonora Smart Dodd’s father, William Smart, raised her and five brothers after their mother died during childbirth. While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon with her father at the Central Methodist Church in 1909,
Everything you need to know about the White House Correspondents' Dinner
The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) is typically one of Washington’s hottest events. It’s known as a night where journalists rub shoulders with Hollywood celebrities, athletes and White House administrators. But this year is entirely different. Breaking with tradition, President
Trump says he won't attend White House Correspondents Dinner
President Trump will not attend this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner , he announced on twitter Saturday. "Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" the commander-in-chief added. The dinner, sponsored by the White House Correspondents' Association and attended by a mix of A-list
The National Christmas Tree Lighting: A History
This annual presidential holiday tradition goes back to the Coolidge administration in 1923.
Cubans Mourn the Passing of Fidel Castro
Take a look back at the leader who defied U.S. presidents for five decades and supported revolutions around the globe.
Hollywood A-Listers Hit the Campaign Trail
The "GMA" team of insiders analyze some of the biggest stories trending this morning.
Obama Commutes Sentences of 111 Federal Inmates
President Obama has commuted the sentences of 111 federal inmates convicted of drug offenses, the White House announced today, bringing his total number of commutations to 673. According to the White House, Obama has cut the federal sentences of more men and woman than the last 10 presidents
This Week in History: May 29-June 4
ABC News' Jonathan Karl looks back at great moments in history, politics and pop culture.