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  • Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS host to ignore slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS host to ignore slave-owning ancestor
    Ben Affleck says he was embarrassed to learn he had a distant relative who had owned slaves and for that reason asked the host of PBS' "Finding Your Roots" to leave that detail out of the story of his family history.
  • Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle

    Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle
    For many years, our popular conception of the Civil War has been of the war itself — military strategists peering over giant maps, soldiers advancing on the battlefields at Antietam and Gettysburg, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House —...

    A cathedral could become a museum to a painful legacy: slavery

    A cathedral could become a museum to a painful legacy: slavery
    The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island may be on to something good. As much of the rest of the nation continues to debate what happened in Ferguson, Mo., and the spotlight it shines on the sharp differences between how whites and blacks view race...

    Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth

    Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, marked Juneteenth -- also known as Emancipation Day -- on Thursday. It's a day that's significant to many in the African-American community. Her statement:...

    Florida attorney general enlists help of doctors in human-trafficking battle

    Florida attorney general enlists help of doctors in human-trafficking battle
    She was just a child of 13. A prostitute. And an apparent victim of human trafficking. Last September in Boynton Beach, the girl told investigators how she fell into a relationship with a 27-year-old man and was lured into a life of prostitution....