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  • Illinois senators seek national park status for town founded by former slave

    Illinois senators seek national park status for town founded by former slave
    The state's U.S. senators want to see a western Illinois site receive national park status, pointing to its historical significance as the first town founded and built by a former slave before the Civil War. "Free" Frank McWorter started New ...
  • Mark Twain: Inexcusable racist or man of his time?

    Mark Twain: Inexcusable racist or man of his time?
    The author Mark Twain was a lot of things to a lot of people: cigar-chomping social critic, curmudgeon, knee-slapping loose cannon who would have frowned at -- and mocked -- the phrase "politically correct." A decision by a Nevada state panel sheds...
  • Archaeologists probe for Civil War Hampton's pioneering contraband slave camp

    Archaeologists probe for Civil War Hampton's pioneering contraband slave camp
    Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this historic old Virginia port town Wednesday, searching for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
  • 10 things you might not know about war heroes

    10 things you might not know about war heroes
    Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...
  • Why does the world stand by while girls are missing in Nigeria? [Letter]

    Why does the world stand by while girls are missing in Nigeria? [Letter]
    Wow, it sure has taken a long time for this story to get out! Last month over 20 young girls were kidnapped! Talk about "snail news!" ("Nigeria sect threatens to sell abducted girls into slavery," May 6.) I learned the story just a week ago from a...
  • Angela Y. Davis on what's radical in the 21st century

    Angela Y. Davis on what's radical in the 21st century
    Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...
  • U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

    U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
    The Obama administration will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to help the beleaguered government find and rescue more than 270 teenage girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group last month, the White...
  • CANNES: Film Movement Acquires 'God's Slave' (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID - Ramping up its slate of films from young, cutting-edge Latin American directors, North American distributor Film Movement has acquired Venezuelan Joel Novoa's "God's Slave," a standout Latin American debut. Described as "riveting" by Roger...
  • Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls

    Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls
    Nigerian police offered a $300,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the rescue of about 276 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamists militants in northern Nigeria. The militants, members of the violent group Boko Haram, have threatened to...
  • 'The Retrieval' has good sense of direction

    'The Retrieval' has good sense of direction
    *** (out of four) It would be easy to overlook a movie like “The Retrieval.” It contains no big stars. It’s opening only at the AMC River East. And after the extraordinary but difficult experience of “Twelve Years a Slave,”...