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  • How to Involve the Kids in Passover

    How to Involve the Kids in Passover
    The Jewish holiday of Passover begins next Monday evening with the Seder, a ritual feast.  Friends and family gather together to retell the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Rabbi Ilana Garber from Beth El Temple...
  • Pope urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China

    Pope urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China
    Pope Francis on Monday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years. Before a Mass on Monday...
  • A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry

    A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry
    Francis Scott Key is so closely identified with Ft. McHenry that the south Baltimore landmark is considered the go-to place to learn how the 15-starred American flag that flew after the fort's bombardment 200 years ago inspired him to write the poem...
  • Dred Scott Decision Still Resonates Today

    News out of Ferguson, Mo., has been devastating. After unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by a police officer, local police responded to the community's demonstration of outrage with unprecedented force, using military-style weaponry to...
  • Cameron balks at probing supply chain in UK anti-slavery bill: Lawmaker

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Prime Minister David Cameron could have been an anti-slavery hero had he ensured that a draft law to combat slavery contained provisions to prevent the "evil practice" in corporate supply chains, a senior...
  • Shooting of black teen highlights racial divide in Missouri town

    FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, and subsequent violent protests, highlight a stubborn racial divide in a St Louis suburb that has struggled to build healthy relations between...
  • WGN America continues original programming with two new projects

    WGN America continues original programming with two new projects
    WGN America continues its push in the original programming arena, announcing Wednesday that it has given a straight-to-series order to Appalachia-set drama "Titans" and has begun initial stages on series contender "Underground." The Tribune-owned...
  • WGN America Orders Peter Tolan Series, Eyes Slave Drama

    By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - WGN America is boosting its scripted programming slate with a series order for the drama "Titans," which counts "Rescue Me" alum Peter Tolan among its executive producers, and is developing another drama,...
  • 'We want answers,' family lawyer for Missouri teen shot by cop says

    As demonstrators gathered for a fourth straight day Tuesday, the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said that because of death threats he will not publicly release the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Racial tensions have...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue

    Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue’s...
  • Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park

    Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue's...