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  • Protesters claim job discrimination by Ferrara Candy

    Protesters claim job discrimination by Ferrara Candy
    About two dozen people sang "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round" as they waited for about 30 minutes to press their concerns about hiring biases and other matters with the chief executive of Ferrara Candy at its headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace. But...
  • Two female suicide bombers kill more than 40 at Nigerian market

    Two female suicide bombers kill more than 40 at Nigerian market
    Two teenage girls wearing suicide belts blew themselves up in a market in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing more than 40 people, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of horrific attacks in Nigeria for which Islamist militants are blamed....
  • Langley Transit Center provides comforts of home, Thanksgiving traditions

    Langley Transit Center provides comforts of home, Thanksgiving traditions
    Five Langley airmen were finally on a plane and headed home after a nearly 50-day deployment to Ebola-stricken West Africa. Then they learned there would be an extension to their deployment — a 21-day isolation to ensure they had not contracted...
  • Libya's rival ruler could ban U.N. envoy, complicating peace talks

    Libya's rival government may forbid a UN official from entering the territory it controls, a move that could make it harder to negotiate an end to a violent struggle for power that threatens to tear the country apart. The North African oil producer...
  • Sudan says shuts U.N. peacekeepers' Darfur rights office in Khartoum

    Sudan has shut the human rights office of the joint United Nations-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping mission in Darfur, the foreign ministry said, amid tension over allegations of mass rape by Sudanese troops in the troubled region. UNAMID confirmed...
  • Kenya police fire teargas at protest on security at president's office

    Kenyan police used teargas to disperse demonstrators shouting "President, Stop the killings!" outside President Uhuru Kenyatta's offices on Tuesday, in a protest over 28 people killed in a weekend attack claimed by Islamist militants. The crowd also laid...
  • Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff

    Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff
    Marking a milestone in what has been a challenging but largely successful democratic transition, Tunisians on Sunday voted for a head of state for the first time since a popular uprising nearly four years ago. With more than two dozen candidates...
  • Female suicide bombers kill at least 21 in Nigeria's northeast

    Female suicide bombers kill at least 21 in Nigeria's northeast
    Two female suicide bombers killed at least 21 people Tuesday in a busy market area of Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, center of a militant Islamist insurgency, emergency services said. Four witnesses told Reuters near the scene that a woman had...
  • Tunisian secularist wins first presidential round, heads for run-off

    Tunisian secularist leader Beji Caid Essebsi has narrowly beaten incumbent President Moncef Marzouki in the first round of a landmark presidential election, but the two frontrunners must meet again in a December run-off. The vote for Tunisia's first...
  • Race and policing in America

    Race and policing in America
    As the father of an African-American son, I was shocked by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. I never thought about the effect of race on policing when I was growing up. I am a white man, raised in a middle-class white suburb, with...
  • South Sudan warns U.N. that sanctions could fuel confrontation

    South Sudan warned the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that imposing sanctions to try to end nearly a year of violence in the world's youngest state would likely "harden positions toward confrontation rather than cooperation." Fighting erupted...