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  • Celebration, anger at 'victory rally' after charges filed in Freddie Gray case

    Celebration, anger at 'victory rally' after charges filed in Freddie Gray case
    It was part dance party, and part angry cry for justice. The day after six police officers were charged in the killing of Freddie Gray, at least 1,000 people converged on City Hall on Saturday for a largely celebratory "victory rally." They danced in...
  • Glendale High students join in 106th oratorical

    Glendale High students join in 106th oratorical
    Glendale High School students participated in what is perhaps one of the oldest traditions in Glendale, and unique to the high school, when they performed in the school’s 106th annual oratorical. The event last Friday had each class, from the...
  • More women and children freed from Boko Haram in Nigeria

    More women and children freed from Boko Haram in Nigeria
    A day after the Nigerian army celebrated the rescue of 200 girls and 93 women in the forest stronghold of Boko Haram, the army's spokesman said more women and children believed to have been abducted by the Islamic extremists were rescued as firefights...
  • Thompsonville Fire Chief Retires

    ENFIELD — Thompsonville Fire Chief Francis Alaimo Friday submitted a retirement notice to the district's fire commission and asked that May 15 be his last day. "I've had a good run," Alaimo said in a written statement. "Thank you for providing me...
  • Tears of joy from man who filmed Freddie Gray's arrest

    Tears of joy from man who filmed Freddie Gray's arrest
    Residents whooped and praised God, swept each other into hugs and cried tears of joy at the Gilmor Homes on Friday in the spot where Freddie Gray had been arrested April 12 after they learned that police officers involvedĀ in his death would be...
  • Smartphone app from ACLU of California aims to preserve videos of police

    Smartphone app from ACLU of California aims to preserve videos of police
    When George Holliday recorded grainy footage of Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney King outside his apartment in 1991, he sold the video to KTLA for $500 and watched it become a worldwide sensation. This year, a man used his cellphone to record...
  • Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not

    Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not
    Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed. On April 23, President Barack Obama announced — and took responsibility for — a U.S. drone...
  • What an honor!

    Executive Women of the Palm Beaches is preparing for its annual event that celebrates highly distinguished women. The "Women in Leadership Awards" will take place at 11:30 a.m. May 1 at Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. The evening...
  • McCracken seventh-graders take on global problems in homemade films

    McCracken seventh-graders take on global problems in homemade films
    There were no paparazzi or red carpet to walk down when the McCracken filmmakers arrived at the Skokie Theatre earlier this month. That didn't make their night any less special. They were there with family and friends to showcase public service...
  • France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

     France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children
    French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect. The French probes follow an initial United Nations investigation into the...
  • Girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care

    Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria's military from the forest stronghold of Boko Haram were so transformed by their captivity that they opened fire on their rescuers, and experts said Wednesday they would need intensive...