Obama's final speech to the public will continue a tradition set in 1796 when George Washington addressed the American people for the last time as president. It will be followed by a "family reunion" for alumni of Obama's former campaigns, according to a save-the-date sent to alumni.
Sen. Ted Cruz defeated Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses on Monday. The race between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders remained too close to call. Today, the campaigns turn their attention to New Hampshire. (Associated Press)
Ellen Degeneres Accused of Racism Over Usain Bolt Pic
Ellen DeGeneres is receiving widespread backlash from several people on social media after she tweeted a photo of herself being piggybacked by Usain Bolt on the now-famous photo of himself smiling while leading his competition in the Olympic 100m semifinals. (Complex News)
Nigeria: Released Chibok Girls in Emotional Family Reunions
Some of the schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram have been reunited with their families. Twenty-one girls were freed on Thursday, more than two and a half years after they were kidnapped by the armed group. Some families have taken days to reach the capital Abuja to be reunited with their girls. (Al Jazeera English)
A man became belligerent as he tried to buy beer at a grocery store Wednesday morning, pulled out an 8-inch knife that he refused to drop and was shot to death by police on a busy Manhattan street, police officials said. (Associated Press)