Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Posted by Associated Press on May 28, 2014
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Author and poet Maya Angelou (MY’-ah ANJ’-eh-loh), who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.

Wake Forest University announced Angelou’s death in a news release Wednesday.

She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” making her …

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Mine Explosion in Turkey Kills 232

Posted by Associated Press on May 14, 2014
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SOMA, Turkey – Women wailed uncontrollably, men knelt sobbing and others just stared in disbelief outside a coal mine in western Turkey as rescue workers removed a steady stream of bodies from an underground explosion and fire that killed at least 232 workers. The fate of more than 100 miners remained unclear in one of Turkey’s worst mining …

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Bring Back Our Girls Portland Rally

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on May 14, 2014
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Portland, Ore.— Hundreds of Portland-area residents will rally with cities from around the world to urge the release of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by anti-education extremists. The rally will demonstrate support for the girls’ families, provide information about the girls’ plight, and provide solidarity with the growing number of international leaders and organizations working to find …

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Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year

Posted by Associated Press on April 15, 2014
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Boylston Street on the day of the bombing and as it looks today

BOSTON — Life has resumed on the streets of Boston.

A year after three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the city’s landscape bears few reminders of the explosions, or …

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Pistorius Refuses to Look At Dead Lover’s Photo

Posted by Associated Press on April 9, 2014
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PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a photo of his dead girlfriend’s bloody head wounds while testifying at his murder trial Wednesday as the prosecutor urged the star athlete to “take responsibility” for killing her.

“It’s time that you look at it,” chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said, setting the stage for a rigorous first day of cross-examination …

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