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  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • U.N. faces humanitarian disaster in South Sudan

    U.N. faces humanitarian disaster in South Sudan
    JUBA, South Sudan -- Toddlers tottering in the dust, elderly men sitting in the shade to escape the sapping heat, clustering flies, the drifting smoke of cooking fires and the sour smell of too many people crowded into a small space. If things are bad now...
  • South Africa judge permits televising parts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday lost a bid to prevent the live broadcast of his murder trial next week in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Under a High Court ruling Tuesday, the bulk of the...
  • Soweto Gospel Choir's songs of freedom

    Soweto Gospel Choir's songs of freedom
    In December, in the thick of tributes that poured in following the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir chose to eulogize their leader with an abrupt, but no less affecting, flash-mob-style performance in a grocery store. Posing...
  • Uganda anti-gay law called 'abhorrent,' 'deeply offensive'

    Uganda anti-gay law called 'abhorrent,' 'deeply offensive'
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Human rights groups and Western leaders condemned harsh anti-gay legislation signed into law Monday by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, calling it draconian, offensive and an affront to basic rights. But Ugandan...
  • Obama: Anti-gay law would 'complicate' relationship with Uganda

    Obama: Anti-gay law would 'complicate' relationship with Uganda
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Obama warned Sunday that a harsh new anti-gay law in Uganda would “complicate our valued relationship” with the east African country, which receives hundreds of millions of dollars a year in U.S. aid....
  • 1,000+ rhinos poached in South Africa in 2013, worst year on record

    1,000+ rhinos poached in South Africa in 2013, worst year on record
    The world's largest surviving population of white rhinos suffered its heaviest toll on record last year when poachers killed more than 1,000 of the threatened animals to feed an international market for trinkets and potions made from their horns. The...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' Kevin Hart winners at NAACP Image Awards

    '12 Years a Slave,' Kevin Hart winners at NAACP Image Awards
    Comedian and actor Kevin Hart won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, while Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker was honored with awards for both his career and his latest role as a White House butler. One week...
  • Civil War black troops repulse Confederate assault in milestone Charles City battle

    Civil War black troops repulse Confederate assault in milestone Charles City battle
    Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864. So was his "African Brigade," whose relentless pursuit of Confederate partisans in...
  • Prince William's smashingly bad idea

    Prince William's smashingly bad idea
    You’d think someone whose very life and livelihood are all about history would be a little more mindful of it – even the bad bits. Of all people, Prince William, the heir presumptive to the British throne, should know something about the...
  • Finalists for oddest book title prize showcase 'cats' and 'feces'

    Finalists for oddest book title prize showcase 'cats' and 'feces'
    What do cats, feces and pies have in common? Well, besides the fact that many can be found in a typical American and British home, they’re also in the titles honored by the Bookseller for being the strangest book titles of the year. The British...
  • King, Mandela: Two Heroes, One Goal

    King, Mandela: Two Heroes, One Goal
    They lived on different continents, were raised in different circumstances and never met. But the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who died in 1968 at 39, and Nelson Mandela, who died last year at 95, were cut from the same cloth. It is a fabric woven...