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  • Jackson urges NAACP to push voting issue

    MILWAUKEE - Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson capped off a day of grass-roots political strategizing yesterday by imploring NAACP members to urge their congressional representatives to extend soon-to-expire provisions of the 1965 Voting...
  • Pontiff's unprecedented attention won loyalty of many congregants

    SOWETO, South Africa - At yesterday's generally somber Mass, hymn-singing members of the Regina Mundi Catholic Church choir danced a stutter-step down the aisle as congregants slapped hymnbooks to the beat. Just outside the cavernous sanctuary, cars on a...
  • The challenges that lie ahead

    The next pope will inherit a church facing serious challenges, such as the polarization between liberals and conservatives, competition with evangelical Protestants, the secularization of Western Europe and the clergy's steadily declining ranks. The...
  • Oken's case a challenge in debate on death penalty

    Next week's scheduled execution of Steven Oken presents a difficult case for all but the most resolute opponents of the death penalty. He fits none of the categories for which recent constitutional challenges have been mounted against the death penalty:...
  • Courageous chaplain

    Archbishop William D. Borders is not a man given to celebrating his own courage. He doesn't talk much about the year he spent as a chaplain with an infantry regiment in Italy during World War II. He recounts with terse modesty the story of how he earned...
  • Outreach to Africa

    A is for Africa volunteers Rick and Mary Anne Smith are reporting "great progress" on projects in Tanzania. A Mount Airy-based charitable foundation, A is for Africa is currently working to improve educational opportunities for Maasai children in the...
  • No more changes to Nations Cup venues say CAF

    CAIRO (Reuters) - The Confederation of African Football have ruled out any more venue changes for next week's African Nations Cup qualifiers in the wake of requests by several countries to move matches following the Ebola virus outbreak and stadium...
  • Egypt queries Mursi over documents 'leaked' to Al Jazeera: security sources

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is investigating jailed ex-president Mohamed Mursi in connection with documents that judicial investigators say were leaked to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel, security sources said on Thursday. Relations between...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:   Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are...
  • West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

    GENEVA/LAGOS (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to...
  • Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. The epidemic in the region, the...
  • Sinai militant group says it beheaded four Egyptians

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A Sinai-based militant group said on Thursday it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters. Four headless corpses were found in the Sinai...