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Even after receiving a medical degree in Chicago, Dr. Samuel Kormoi did not perceive his success as an immigrant until he returned to his native village in Sierra Leone after a decade of civil war. It was 2006. Where a bustling village marketplace stood...
Frank Ocean stood alone onstage, his now trademark headband wrapped tightly, to sing "Forrest Gump" on a set that made it seem as though he were on an outdoor treadmill. The singer had won two Grammys, had thanked an audience that was just getting to...
Meteorologists know seasons are predictable. In the weather world, spring is always followed by summer. But the political world is different. Spring can proceed to summer, or it can lead to a sudden onset of winter. That was the case this year in the...
WSBT-TVST. JOSEPH COUNTY – A man accused of murdering a Mishawaka woman, then running away to Africa, was in court on Wednesday afternoon for the first time. 19-year old William Karimu of Mishawaka appeared in court by video conference wearing a navy blue...
Tags: International Law, Judges, Africa, Murder, Justice System
It's hard to think of a more harrowing inspiration for a band than that of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The West African group met in a Guinean refugee camp after fleeing the brutal, decade-long civil war in their native Sierra Leone. But rather than...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterA man accused of murdering an 84-year-old Mishawaka woman during a home invasion in December has been apprehended — 5,000 miles from the scene of the crime. William Karimu, 19, a native of Sierra Leone, Africa, was arrested by Sierra Leone...
ReporterIt's a school project that brings new meaning to the phrase "life intimating art." Every year, art students from Cave Spring High School take part in the Memory Project. They draw portraits of orphans all over the world. This year, Cave Spring was...
New underground lab turns S. Dakota gold town into scientific hub in search for 'dark matter' LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Nestled nearly 5,000 feet beneath the earth in the gold boom town of Lead, S.D., is a laboratory that could help scientists answer...
Mary SanchezAmericans love sensational stories of violence and unusual cruelty. The latest, of course, being the drug-crazed cannibalism of a Miami man, or the Canadian porn star suspected of dismembering a victim. Yet run the name Charles Taylor by your average...
World NowFormer Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, 64, will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years in jail for aiding and abetting war...
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Feb 11, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 23, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Sep 5, 2012 |Story| WSBT-TV
Aug 4, 2012 |Story| Pasadena Sun
Aug 7, 2012 |Story| South Bend Tribune
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May 30, 2012 |Story| Petoskey News
May 31, 2012 |Column| Tribune Media Services
May 30, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
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