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Rich Baranowski (left) and Tracy Hardy vote Tuesday in the Ferguson, Mo., municipal election. Three of the city's six seats will now be filled by black council members.

Ferguson Voters Elect 2 Black Members To City Council

In a first, the City Council in Ferguson, Mo., is now half white and half black, after voters added two more African-Americans to the six-member group. Voter turnout was reported at 30 percent in the majority-black community.

The voter turnout "surpasses recent municipal elections in Ferguson — and nearly doubles the roughly 16 percent turnout in the rest of St. Louis County," St. Louis Public Radio reports.

Ron Paul doesn't figure to be a major part of his son Rand's presidential campaign — despite Ron's having run in the last two presidential elections.

Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

Ron Paul stood off to the side Tuesday as his son Rand announced he was running for president.

There was no speaking role for the elder Paul, 79. There was no ceremonial passing of the torch of "liberty."

There wasn't even a hearty thank you or nod to the father's raucous presidential campaigns that laid the groundwork for the son's launch.

Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative message against both Washington and his fellow Republicans, declaring that "we have come to take our country back."

TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Welcome to the 2016 presidential campaign. Republican Rand Paul officially entered the race Tuesday, and was greeted with a TV ad calling him "wrong and dangerous" on Iran. The money behind the ad is secret.

Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Pick Up Science Chops

Here's how popular craft brewed beer is these days: On average, a new brewery opens its doors every single day in the the U.S.

In 22 states, people who default on their student loans can have professional licenses suspended or revoked. The percentage of Americans who default on student loans has more than doubled since 2003.

States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Clementine Lindley says she had a great college experience, but if she had it to do over again, she probably wouldn't pick an expensive private school.

"I could actually buy a small home in Helena, Montana with the amount of debt that I graduated with," she says.

Fresh out of school, Lindley says there were times when she had to decide whether to pay rent, buy food, or make her student loan payments.

"There was a time where I defaulted on my student loans enough that, I never was sent to collections, but just long enough to, honestly, ruin my credit."

The latest fashion trend for men turns casual sweatpants into designer threads suitable for working professionals. It's called athleisure and more high-profile retailers are jumping on board.

For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym

They are not blue jeans. They are not slacks. They are not chinos or khakis.

"They're like a jogger," Lee Davis says of his pants, walking through an outdoor mall in Los Angeles called The Grove. He's wearing them with a professional black cardigan over a designer white tee, with a crisp fitted baseball cap and fancy tennis shoes. The pants stand out the most. They fit him impeccably, with clear, tapered lines, and a high-end, light-khaki material that flows luxuriously.

Blaze Bioscience is commercially developing the "paint," which glows when exposed to near-infrared light.

Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People

A promising technique for making brain tumors glow so they'll be easier for surgeons to remove is now being tested in cancer patients.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands at a campaign office Tuesday, as voters gave him a second term. He won a runoff election against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

Chicago Mayor Keeps His Job In Tough Runoff Election

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has survived a stiff challenge that forced him into a runoff and the former White House chief of staff has won a second term.

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who had made a strong bid to become Chicago's first Latino mayor, has called Emanuel to concede the election and congratulate the mayor.

With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Emanuel had won 56 percent of the vote to Garcia's 44 percent.

Both candidates had framed the city's first-ever runoff election for mayor as one in which the future of Chicago was at stake.

Notre Dame guard Lindsay Allen shoots against Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart as Connecticut guard Moriah Jefferson looks on April 7 during the first half of the NCAA women's college basketball championship game in Tampa, Fla.

Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title, 5th In 7 Years

It's the kind of long-term dominance only the New York Yankees, Montreal Canadiens or John Wooden's UCLA teams could rival: Since 1995, the University of Connecticut women's basketball team has basically had coin-flip odds of winning a women's basketball championship.

The Huskies took home their tenth trophy in that span on Tuesday night, beating Notre Dame 63-53 in a rematch of the 2014 title game, which UConn won 79-58.

Stan Freberg and his wife, Hunter, pose for a photo in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2003.

Stan Freberg, A Genius Of American Advertising, Dies

Mad Men had nothing on Stan Freberg, a genius of American advertising. In the 1950s and '60s, he created countless memorable ads using pointed humor.

Freberg was one of the first to inject satire into commercials.

Here he appears off-screen, trying to persuade a snob to eat a prune:

"Has Sunsweet managed to change your mind with their brand-new pitted prunes?" he asks.

The snob says, "Possibly. They're still rather badly wrinkled, you know."