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  • Moving from surviving to thriving [Commentary]

    Moving from surviving to thriving [Commentary]
    "I don't want to survive, I want to live." These powerful words spoken by the character of Solomon Northup in the Oscar winning movie "12 Years A Slave" echoed in my mind as I sat in the East Room of the White House this winter and heard President...
  • In Burkina Faso, some Mali refugees want to grow up to serve

    GOUDEBOU, Burkina Faso (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T en-year-old Atahib goes to school in the Goudebou refugee camp in the savannah of Burkina Faso, not hoping to become a teacher or a doctor like his classmates. He wants to learn so he can better...
  • Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials

    Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials
    Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century. A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...
  • Chocolate-themed Seder will focus on contemporary slavery

    Chocolate-themed Seder will focus on contemporary slavery
    A Passover Seder in Boca Raton will unveil a connection between chocolate and slavery, a relationship unfamiliar to many people with a sweet tooth. More than 200 women are expected at the first Jewish Women's Chocolate Seder Wednesday at Temple Beth El....
  • Advocacy seder raises awareness

    More than 50 local activists came together to celebrate the freedom of the Jewish people and also spread awareness of the issue of modern day slavery, human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Task Force of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's Jewish...
  • Passover – a holiday for freedom lovers

    My Christian friends, alerted by the media, are full of Passover questions. I happily explain that it's a celebration of freedom commemorating the flight from Egypt of 600,000 barefoot, fractious Israelite slaves led by a law giver, warrior, priest,...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • 'Calvary,' 'Byzantium,' 'Philomena' Lead the Field at Irish Film and TV Awards

    CANNES - "Calvary," "Byzantium" and "Philomena" were the biggest winners at the Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin, with each film taking three awards. Guests at the event, which was hosted by the Irish Film and Television Academy, included...
  • What to expect during today's General Assembly session

    What to expect during today's General Assembly session
    Here are some of the things expected to happen as the General Assembly goes into one of the body's busiest days of the session. TOP NEWS: • Marijuana:┬áThe House will debate marijuana decriminalization, and it's likely that lawmakers could have...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 premiere recap, Arya the Assassin

    'Game of Thrones' Season 4 premiere recap, Arya the Assassin
    First off: Welcome to the club, Maureen Dowd. Now, let’s get down to it. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is back (!) for what should be the best season yet. (If the writers stay true to the books, that is. So far, so good.) Season...
  • From BWI nonstop: Meet me in Memphis

    From BWI nonstop: Meet me in Memphis
    The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, thereby making "nonstop" one of the most fetching words in travel today. Luckily for us, BWI-Marshall Airport seems to be piling up flights that will get you to your destination without...