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Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

The discovery of the graves came just days after Rwanda marked 24 years since the mass killings of ethnic Tutsi and moderate ethnic Hutus.<p>KIGALI, Rwanda — Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the …

Africa

Bill Cosby Is Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home near here 14 years ago, capping the downfall of one of the world’s best-known entertainers, and offering a measure of satisfaction to the dozens of women who for years have accused him …

Justice

TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018 | Time.com

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a …

Race & Ethnicity

Why 60 Minutes aired photos of lynchings in report by Oprah

<i>Update: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which honors more than 4,000 men, women and children who were lynched in America, opened to the</i> …

Black History

Stormy Daniels' Attorney: Something Among Our Accusations About Trump Has Occurred During His Presidency

But he won't say what.<p>An attorney for Stephanie Clifford ― the adult film star who goes by the name Stormy Daniels and has alleged President Donald Trump’s lawyer paid her to stay silent about an affair with Trump ― said Friday that at least one element of his client’s allegations against the …

Donald Trump

Man shot and killed in East Hyde Park: 'If I was walking up, I might have got shot'

Instead of coming straight home from work on Friday evening, Charles Baron went to his cousin’s house to play video games.<p>He was relieved he switched up his routine.<p>A 39-year-old man, identified as Jeraun McRae, of the 7800 block of South Indiana Avenue, was shot and killed on the sidewalk in front …

Fashion legend Hubert de Givenchy has died at 91

The fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has died aged 91.<p>The French aristocrat, whose full name was Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy, was one of the best known fashion names of the twentieth century. He developed a refined and elegant signature which was apparent from his first …

Saudi general 'may have been tortured to death' during Ritz-Carlton crackdown

A Saudi general may have been tortured to death and several wealthy businessmen were allegedly abused in captivity at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent crackdown on powerful figures in Saudi Arabia, according to a newspaper report.<p>More than 200 businessmen, …

UN official convinced of Myanmar Rohingya 'genocide'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A senior United Nations official investigating Myanmar's ongoing crackdown against the Rohingya says she is increasingly convinced it may amount to genocide.<p>More than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017, bringing …

Asia

MLK's daughter, Bernice, has private audience with pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s surviving daughter had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday.The Rev. …

Black History

Stormy Daniels offers to pay back $130,000 for freedom to speak about Trump

Adult film star Stormy Daniels is offering to give back the $130,000 she was paid for her silence so she can speak freely about President Donald Trump and release any text messages, photos and videos she might have.<p>The actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, made the offer Monday in a …

Donald Trump

A presidential milestone: Trump has spent 100 days in office at one of his golf clubs

<b>WASHINGTON (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump reached a presidential milestone at his Palm Beach County, Florida, golf club on Saturday: One hundred days in office at a golf club that bears his name.<p>Trump, once a critic of presidential golfing, has ignored his own advice and made a habit of visiting …

Donald Trump

White House reels as FBI director contradicts official claims about alleged abuser

The White House struggled Tuesday to contain a widening crisis over its handling of domestic violence allegations against a senior official, as it reeled after sworn testimony by the FBI chief directly contradicted what President Trump’s aides had presented as the official version of events.<p>FBI …

Donald Trump

Akia Eggleston: Missing Baltimore Mom Was 8 Months Pregnant, Vanished Before Baby Shower — FBI Hits Dead End

Police in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as investigators from the FBI say they have hit a dead end in the case of missing mom Akia Eggleston, who was …

Add these 20 foods to your diet to lower blood pressure

Skip the salt, start exercising and add these 20 delicious and nutritious foods to your diet!<p>New CDC guidelines will add millions of men and women to the ranks of those with high blood pressure. While 140/80 was once considered the high blood pressure threshold, 130/80 millileters of mercury has …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The New York attack was labeled 'terrorism.' The Texas shooting wasn't. Here's why

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man in a rented pickup truck mows down people on a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center. Eight people are killed, and the attack is almost immediately called an act of terror.<p>A man armed with a rifle storms into a Texas church during Sunday morning service and starts firing. More …

Extremism

For almost 200 Inauguration Day protesters, legal battle is only beginning

On Inauguration Day in Washington, anarchists and activists tore through the streets for 16 blocks, tossing bricks at police officers, setting trash cans and a limousine on fire and smashing windows, all in opposition to the new commander in chief.<p>Six officers had to be hospitalized and more than …

Justice

Democratic lawmaker: We might have to file articles of impeachment against Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal said last week that President Donald Trump has already committed "significant constitutional impeachable violations" and added that Democrats might have to file articles of impeachment if the Republican majority does not act.<p>Jayapal made the comments on the …

Donald Trump

Shocked by the racism of past generations? Look around.

Some viewers may emerge from the gripping new courtroom drama “Marshall” shaking their heads at the racism of their great-grandparents’ generation. The movie, set in 1941, features infuriatingly bigoted villains, from a contemptuous judge to a roughneck mob bent on street violence — and in suburban …

Rights & Freedoms

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

In a bowl, beat eggs. Stir in yogurt, pumpkin, 1 tbsp maple syrup, and vanilla.<p>In another bowl, stir together flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and …

Vans & The North Face Offer a Functional Winter Collection

Vans and The North Face launched a new winter-ready collection of apparel, accessories, and footwear for the 2017 Holiday season.<p>The two have come …

These photos of Spanish Harlem in the 1980s show the lush, tough life of a vibrant neighborhood

Joseph Rodriguez chronicled this Puerto Rican stronghold<p>Between 1940 and 1960, more than half a million Puerto Ricans left their home for the U.S. …

Cooking 101: Parisian four-onion soup

Caren McSherry of Gourmet Warehouse offers her take on French onion soup.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>-1 /2 cup Unsalted Butter 120ml<br>– 2 cups Bermuda Onion, sliced …

Are sugar alternatives really any healthier than the white stuff?

Sugar gets a bad rap – and I say that as someone who has lived a low-sugar life for the past five years. Not because eating too much sweet stuff isn’t bad for you: it is. In fact, a high-sugar diet can have devastating consequences on a person’s health over time. But a bad rap because, over the …

Nutrition

President Trump Blamed the Texas Shooting on 'Mental Health.' But He Made It Easier for Mentally Ill People to Buy Guns

President Trump said the Texas church shooting was largely a “mental health” problem, but at the beginning of his presidency he rolled back a …

10 Best Dressed: Week of November 6, 2017

Overtly feminine and a smidgen retro could be the most apt description of this week’s most stylish. On red carpets near and far, the winning looks were Old World (Lucy Boynton in Erdem) or downright classical (Dakota Fanning in Grecian goddess pleated J. Mendel). Cocktail hour called for a dollop …

Women's Fashion