To some, Kwame Brathwaite was the "Keeper of the Images," capturing black creativity and expression in its purest and most candid of forms. Between the late 1950s and the late 1970s, the Brooklyn native made his career documenting the burgeoning black art and political movements in New York -- most notably, the "Black is Beautiful" movement that encouraged black people to accept and celebrate their natural features.

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A North Carolina man and his wife are about to embark on a trip of a lifetime thanks to winning big on a scratch-off lottery ticket.

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In a small studio in the bowels of the Florida Lottery headquarters building in Tallahassee, two little tornadoes of balls bounce merrily around inside two blinking bright blue machines. In an instant, some of the balls will pop up from the melee and roll down to a neat metal rack, and by the power of gravity and the even hand of chance, a new Powerball millionaire will be made.

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The winner of the largest Mega Millions jackpot in US history -- $1.5 billion -- is sharing her newfound wealth.

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The first passenger elevator got off to a slow start. Installed in 1857 at the Haughwout Department Store in New York, it was shut down after just three years because customers refused to accept it. Powered by a steam engine in the basement of the five-story building, it traveled at a mere 40 feet per minute. (Today's fastest elevators can travel upwards of 40 feet per second.)

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If this car could talk, it would describe a road to fame with all the twists and turns of a Hollywood plot.

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From Roman emperors to US Founding Fathers, lotteries have played an integral part in society throughout the world.

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Americans spend more than $70 billion on lottery tickets each year, but do you know what your options are if you win?

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