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  • For many, a visit to WWII Memorial is a pilgrimage

    WASHINGTON -- As summer excursions go, visiting the new National World War II Memorial doesn't exactly fall under the heading of fun and frivolity. Yet a trip to this site in the nation's capital will likely prove a memorable, enriching experience for...
  • 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...
  • Bomb kills three policemen, including witness against Mursi

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb blast beside Egypt's foreign ministry killed three policemen on Sunday, including a key witness in a trial of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. The blast, the worst attack in Cairo for months, killed two police lieutenant...
  • Enfrentamiento con islamistas deja al menos 36 muertos en pueblo de Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Combatientes del grupo islamista nigeriano Boko Haram atacaron el viernes el pueblo de Mainok en el noreste del país, dando inicio a una batalla armada que dejó al menos 36 personas muertas y se extendió hasta el sábado,...
  • Egyptian militant admits links to 1998 U.S. embassy bombings

    A longtime Egyptian militant with ties to Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden admitted in federal court Friday that he had links to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, a surprise guilty plea that the judge sharply questioned because it reduces his prison...
  • At least 36 killed in shootout with Islamists in northeast Nigerian town

    At least 36 killed in shootout with Islamists in northeast Nigerian town
    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Fighters from Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram stormed the northeastern town of Mainok on Friday, sparking a gun battle that killed at least 36 people and continued into Saturday, two security sources said. Four...
  • Egypt to host Palestinian-Israeli Gaza talks in days: state news agency

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will host talks between rival Palestinian factions within days, followed by indirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis on the ceasefire in Gaza, the state news agency MENA said on Saturday. The report quoted an...
  • Ebola outbreaks affect work of two Hampton Roads nonprofits

    Ebola outbreaks affect work of two Hampton Roads nonprofits
    The Ebola outbreaks in several countries in West Africa have affected the work of Operation Smile and Physicians for Peace, two medical nonprofits in Hampton Roads. Operation Smile, which sends physicians to dozens of countries around the world to...