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  • UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead

    With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115...
  • Sojourner Truth comes to life as part of series on historical figures

    Sojourner Truth comes to life as part of series on historical figures
    Pamela Welcome is an actress who lives in Chicago, but for a few hours recently, she became historical figure Sojourner Truth as part of the Speakers Series program sponsored by the Lake County Parks Department. Welcome's portrayal focused on the trials...
  • Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

     Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21
    A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic...
  • Mary McLeod Bethune dress heads to Smithsonian

    Ashley Robertson wears white gloves as she takes the dress out of a wardrobe case and slides it on a mannequin. "It will damage easily," she says, standing inside what was once Mary McLeod Bethune's home on the Bethune-Cookman University campus. "We have...
  • Tragic capsize underscores Europe's 'boat people' crisis

    Everyone, it seems, has a proposed solution to Europe's tragic "boat people" crisis. Some are breathtakingly bad. Making a grab for top honors is controversial conservative columnist Katie Hopkins of Britain's The Sun, who proposed greeting migrants,...
  • Clinton Restoration could be in jeopardy

    How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)? By now, you may have heard about Peter Schweizer's book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why...
  • 5 things to know about transgender Americans

    5 things to know about transgender Americans
    These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things to know about this diverse community and the challenges it faces: ___ THE BASICS According to demographer...
  • Ceremonies in Armenia, Turkey recall 100 years of pain

    ISTANBUL In a message to Armenians on the centennial of the mass deportations and massacres during World War I, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey recognizes "the sorrowful events" of a century ago. In a message read by a...
  • Saudi bombing in Yemen still claiming civilian casualties, UN says

    GENEVA Despite Saudi Arabia's claims to have halted its air offensive over Yemen, Saudi bombing runs have killed dozens of civilians in recent days, United Nations officials said Friday. "We have recorded a number of airstrikes that have hit military and...
  • Universal dilemma: Help immigrants or seal borders?

     Universal dilemma: Help immigrants or seal borders?
    Everyone, it seems, has a proposed solution to Europe's tragic "boat people" crisis. Some are breathtakingly bad. Making a grab for top honors is conservative British controversialist Katie Hopkins who, writing in Britain's The Sun, proposed greeting...
  • Mexico officials investigate case of girl wrongly sent to US

    Prosecutors have launched an investigation of possible criminal conduct in the case of a 14-year-old girl mistakenly sent to the U.S. to live with a woman who claimed to be her mother, authorities said Friday. Alondra Luna Nunez was returned to her...