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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Obit Barbara Bush

Family spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of President George W. Bush, dies at age...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the “Red Baron” who was believed to have downed 80 enemy aircraft during World War I, was...


World

India institutes death penalty for child rape in wake of 8-year-old's brutal death

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - Offenders who rape girls under 12 may now be subject to the death penalty in India, according to an ordinance passed by India’s cabinet Saturday after a nationwide furor over the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl. In an emergency meeting, India’s...


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Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery. The Great Hearts Monte Vista teacher who distributed the worksheet titled “The Life of Slaves: A Balanced...


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Karen Dawisha, scholar who examined financial dealings of Putin's inner circle, dies at

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Karen Dawisha, a scholar of modern Russia whose final book, “Putin’s Kleptocracy,” detailing the predations of the circle of oligarchs surrounding Russian president Vladimir Putin, was considered so incendiary that her British publisher declined to release it, died...


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Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

Palestinians Israel-13

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the “only culprits” in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the European Union and a top United Nations official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli...


World

Suspicious factory underscores challenge of verifying North Korea's nuclear promises

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. During the same week that CIA Director Mike Pompeo flew to Pyongyang for secret talks on ending North Korea’s nuclear program, U.S. weapons experts were studying a construction site near the Chinese border for clues that North Korean officials might be moving in the...


World

Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria’s Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government’s chemical facilities. The site visit, confirmed by the Organization of the Prohibition...


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Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

Journalism Woes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - an image he snapped on the final day of his newspaper job before leaving to work at a brewery. The photographer has joined a...


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New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

Lynching Memorial photos

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947. He was shot...


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Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

Restaurant Stabbing Charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man is facing a murder charge in what authorities say was a random attack on a California father, who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat on his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the...


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