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  • Ukrainian journalists tour Hampton jail, courthouse

    A group of Ukrainian journalists visited the Daily Press earlier this month in an exchange program to see a U.S. newspaper in action. During their time here, we took two of the Ukrainian journalists and an interpreter to tour the Hampton City Jail and...
  • Turkey's 'Song of My Mother' Takes Top Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Erol Minta's debut feature "Song of My Mother," which was a Turkey-France-Germany co-production, won the top award, the Heart of Sarajevo, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, which comes with €16,000 ($21,200). The jury said...
  • Jesus reached out to the powerless ones

    When I was attending Catholic grade school growing up, a common picture you would see in the classrooms was a picture of Jesus surrounded by children. Jesus was reaching out to touch one of them or he had his hand on one of their heads. The children...
  • Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing dozens

    Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers. A morgue...
  • U.S. hostage rescuers dropped from night sky: Syria activist

    BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was just after midnight on July 4 when at least two dozen U.S. Delta Force commandos arrived on heavily armed Black Hawk helicopters in Akrishi, a small town near the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on the bank of the...
  • Time To Lift Veil Of Suspicion Off Black Men

    Time To Lift Veil Of Suspicion Off Black Men
    As a 52-year-old, African-American woman who has devoted her life to a ministry of human rights and community building, my heart is burdened by the senseless death of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Michael defied...
  • Immigrant rights groups sue U.S. over fast-tracked deportations

    A group of Central American women and children detained at an immigration facility in New Mexico filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security alleging that it was violating their right to due process as it speeds up...
  • 73 killed at Sunni mosque; Shiite militiamen blamed for attack

    DIYALA, Iraq Gunmen allegedly associated with a pro-government Shiite militia slaughtered more than 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque in Diyala province Friday, heightening Iraq's sectarian divide in a volatile part of the country where government forces...
  • U. of I. defends pulling job offer over tweets critical of Israel

    U. of I. defends pulling job offer over tweets critical of Israel
    University of Illinois officials on Friday issued two lengthy statements defending their decision to rescind a job offer to a professor who posted controversial tweets regarding Israel’s conflict with Hamas. Steven Salaita was set to begin an $85,...
  • Mexico hails new militia as bulwark against drug cartels

    MEXICO CITY President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday launched a highly mobile 5,000-member militia, known as the National Gendarmerie, claiming it would be a potent tool in protecting industry from being looted by crime groups. The force, a scaled-down...
  • Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza; Israel launches air strikes

    Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza; Israel launches air strikes
    Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to die in the six-week war. Militants wearing masks and dressed...