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  • Gunmen try to kill Libya's recognized prime minister

    Gunmen try to kill Libya's recognized prime minister
    Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his government said. Arish Said, head of the government's media department, said that Prime...
  • Burundi's crisis deepens as assassinated opposition leader is buried

    Just over a week after a failed coup, the crisis in Burundi deteriorated sharply with escalating violence and the weekend assassination of an opposition leader. Thousands of activists carrying placards Sunday mourned the death of Zedi Feruzi, leader...
  • Wandering Eye: Fact-checking the number of police killings, learning from 'Black Panthers,' and more

    Wandering Eye: Fact-checking the number of police killings, learning from 'Black Panthers,' and more
    Eddie Conway has a lot of juice in Baltimore. A Black Panther who spent 44 years in state prison—he was convicted of killing a police officer named Donald Sager; many in the city's left community believe he was unjustly convicted—Conway...
  • Eric Bogosian's 'Operation Nemesis' chases Turkish perpetrators

    Eric Bogosian's 'Operation Nemesis' chases Turkish perpetrators
    What if Hitler and the other architects of the Holocaust had escaped Germany after WWII, never to be punished for their crimes? The appalling scenario certainly had a precedent. At the end of WWI, the Young Turks responsible for killing as many as 1.5...
  • Kate Hannigan on Kate Warne: New book brings 19th century detective to life

     Kate Hannigan on Kate Warne: New book brings 19th century detective to life
    A little detective work of her own inspired children's book author Kate Hannigan to write a book on America's first woman detective. "I was researching for another book when I came across this nugget … about Allan Pinkerton's National Detective...
  • 'Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' provide pointed lessons for today's revolutionaries

    'Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' provide pointed lessons for today's revolutionaries
    Imagine if Kevin Moore, the man who recorded the arrest of Freddie Gray, didn’t have a smartphone. It’s hard to say for sure what would’ve happened, but one likely possibility is that witnesses would claim that Gray was mistreated,...
  • Police video release in Oklahoma fatal shooting called 'character assassination'

    Police video release in Oklahoma fatal shooting called 'character assassination'
    Video released by investigators that shows an undercover sheriff's deputy allegedly buying drugs from a man later killed by a volunteer officer amounts to "character assassination," a civil rights advocate said Wednesday. The Tulsa County Sheriff's...
  • Baltimore stirs thoughts of a former Chicago rioter

    Baltimore stirs thoughts of a former Chicago rioter
    Eyes across the country have been focused on Baltimore — anger in its streets, looting, the calling in of the National Guard. Some eyes in Chicago have seen this before — from up close. In 1968, it was parts of Chicago that were ablaze....
  • Brushes with Lincoln assassination, Dred Scott decision

    Regarding "They're All Players in Lincoln's Story," April 12: The Travel section left out a great exhibit on Lincoln at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It tells about the assassination, but especially shows how it was covered by the press. The New...
  • Onlookers moved by re-enactment of Lincoln funeral train

    Onlookers moved by re-enactment of Lincoln funeral train
    It was a funeral re-enactment, but the tears that glistened on Cindy King's cheeks were real. The woman from Littlestown, Pa., took part in the retelling of Abraham Lincoln's funeral rites on Saturday at the B&O Railroad Museum, embodying a civilian...
  • On the trail of Lincoln's assassination

    On the trail of Lincoln's assassination
    One hundred and fifty years ago this week, an embittered Maryland-born actor, frustrated over Robert E. Lee's recent surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Va., and determined to avenge the Confederate cause, shot a bullet into the...