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Optimism survives on 25th anniversary of Seeds of Peace

Middle East peace is no closer today than it was a quarter century ago when Seeds of Peace brought the first Israeli and Palestinian teens together in the woods of Maine. But the latest group to spend time together sees reason for optimism. Read More

Next Minneapolis police chief tasked with changing culture

People who have worked closely with the man tapped to lead Minneapolis’ embattled police department say he has qualities that will fit well with the role: He’s friendly, forthright, has deep city roots and is African-American, which could help improve sour relations between the police and the city’s black community. Read More

3 years after police chokehold death, U.S. probe grinds on

When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner’s family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his last words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men. Read More

“Complete devastation” for some near California wildfire


Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 9:58 pm
A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that’s left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community, the former nurses’ aide said. Read More

O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October for his first taste of freedom in nine years, he will have the mementos he was convicted of stealing in a Las Vegas heist, his guaranteed NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars. Read More

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic


Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 9:54 am
Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic. Read More

U.S. to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

American citizens will be barred from traveling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said today. Read More

Bennington’s death mirrors that of close friend Cornell

The death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington came as a surprise to the world when it was announced, but it also struck similarities to the death of fellow rocker and close friend Chris Cornell, who killed himself in May. Read More

Chief: Australian woman shot by cop ‘did not have to die’


Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm
The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call “should not have happened,” police Chief Janee Harteau said, adding that the officer’s actions “go against who we are in the department.” Read More

What drug-dealing sites have in common with eBay


Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm
AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn’t all that different from any other e-commerce site, court documents show. Read More

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