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  • 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...
  • Galesburg native to receive diploma 55 years late

     Galesburg native to receive diploma 55 years late
    In the spring of 1959, Alva Earley attended an NAACP picnic at a park in downstate Galesburg. The high school senior knew he wouldn't be welcomed at North Lake Storey Park, as it had been unofficially off-limits to blacks and Hispanics for longer than...
  • Tiny Suriname a world of diverse cultures

    Tiny Suriname a world of diverse cultures
    The spectacle that is this city's Central Market could be a metaphor for the cultural melange that is Suriname. In stalls outside under the blazing equatorial sun, an ethnic mix of vendors offered fresh and smoked fish, fruits and vegetables, fish eggs,...
  • Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg

    Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg
    WILLIAMSBURG — Archaeologists exploring the grounds of a College of William and Mary dormitory where a sprig of a colonial brick footing was found last year have unearthed the remains of two outbuildings believed to be part of a landmark African-...
  • Hollywood Films Fail to Represent Diversity in U.S., Study Shows

    Hollywood is not projecting the increasing diversity of the U.S. on the silver screen, according to a USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism study released on Monday. Latinos remain the most underrepresented ethnic group in films, the study...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Half a King' by Joe Abercrombie, others

    Science fiction roundup: 'Half a King' by Joe Abercrombie, others
    Half a King by Joe Abercrombie, Del Rey, 337 pages, $26 Joe Abercrombie is a best-selling figure in the school of dark, brutal and often antiheroic fantasy sometimes called "grimdark" (in fact @LordGrimdark is his Twitter handle). The premier...
  • Therapist uses neurofeedback to aid victims of sexual slavery in the Congo

    Therapist uses neurofeedback to aid victims of sexual slavery in the Congo
    NEWPORT NEWS — Lidia Hearing hasn't been home to the Congo in 13 years. In August she will return – this time as a translator for Lanny Fly, a therapist preparing to aid survivors of sexual slavery and rape in the Congolese war using...
  • Confederate flag along I-95 divides a Virginia community, leads to threats

    The huge Confederate flag flew high above Interstate 95 north of Fredericksburg startling Anthony Sanchez on his daily commute. "It was a provocation," said Sanchez, who teaches at a community college. "It just bothered me that someone would go to all...
  • 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...
  • Frankel and Deutch seek info to quell `human trafficking'

    Frankel and Deutch seek info to quell `human trafficking'
     Some of the temporary foreign workers who are brought to Florida to harvest crops are being exploited by human traffickers and abusive employers who treat them as sex slaves or thrust them into other degrading roles, U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel and Ted...
  • Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...