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  • We all have a responsibility to report child abuse

    Elie Wiesel once famously wrote, "We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." Sadly, as we learned again this week at Penn State University, silence among leadership and those in authority empowered an alleged child abuser.
  • Senators turn away repeal of death penalty in Md.

    Baltimore County senators rebuffed an effort to abolish Maryland's death penalty yesterday, persuading lawmakers instead to restrict when capital punishment can be used. The Senate's first full debate on the death penalty in more than three decades was...

    Leaders of Orlando faiths pray together for peace and justice

    Leaders of Orlando faiths pray together for peace and justice
    Dressed in clerical robes, suits, turbans, and yarmulkes, Orlando's religious leaders demonstrated their solidarity in support of peace, justice and nonviolence Wednesday night during an interfaith prayer service.   "It's my privilege to address you...

    Chicagoland literary events: Oct. 15 - 22

    Saturday Anderson's Bookshop's mother-daughter book club will discuss "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove; free. 630-963-2665, andersonsbookshop.com. Franki Elliot will host...

    Dayton Literary Peace Prize recipients announced

    Dayton Literary Peace Prize recipients announced
    It can be easy to get lost in the world of literary prizes, nominations and general accolades that are embedded on the cover of favored books - but the Dayton Literary Peace Prize is unique. The Dayton prize is the only award to consistently recognize...