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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • The Dazzling Historic Mosaic In Our Backyards

    The Dazzling Historic Mosaic In Our Backyards
    Connecticut has at least 200 mostly small, emphatically local museums. Although they have almost nothing in common — local history being the least homogenous thing imaginable — they do share a kind of exuberant localism. If you want to know...
  • Our Nation Of Immigrants Forgets Its Past

    Lady Liberty's lamp has been lowered. Its light flickering. The huddled masses are no longer wanted — be they tired or poor, be they homeless or hungry, be they adults or children threatened and yearning to breathe free. The welcome light has...
  • What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?

    What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?
    The schooner Amistad, the replica of the ship that was the scene of a famed slave revolt in 1839, is temporarily back in Connecticut waters. That's an improvement over the situation last summer, when the tall ship's whereabouts were difficult to...
  • Bondi details EMS guide in human-trafficking battle

    Bondi details EMS guide in human-trafficking battle
    Pam Bondi came face to face with victims of human trafficking during a trip to Mexico City with four other state attorneys general months ago. They went there to meet with officials on a variety of topics, but Florida's attorney general was focused on...
  • Why some Americans are more 'independent' than others

    To the editor: The Fourth of July means something different to everyone, but not until I read the words of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony did I realize that the problems that were evident more than 160 years ago are similar to the problems we are...