Traci England

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The Plunge

The incredible story of Shavarsh Karapetyan, a Soviet swimming champion who dove into Armenia’s Lake Yerevan and saved dozens of lives from a sinking …

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch …

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

From the archive, 16 September 1963: Black church bombed in Birmingham, Alabama

<b>Birmingham, Alabama</b><p>At least fifteen sticks of dynamite exploded in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church as Sunday school classes were being held here today, killing four Negro schoolgirls and injuring 23 other Negroes, some seriously. Later, police shot dead a Negro youth after he threw …

From the archive, 19 September 1975: Patty Hearst caught

Patricia Hearst, the newspaper heiress who was first kidnapped by and then joined the militant Symbionese Liberation Army, was captured by FBI agents in San Francisco this afternoon.<p>She was arrested in the Mission district of the city after a search which had dragged on for more than 18 months and …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 25 | 1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis

<b>1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis</b><p>Nine black children have finally been able to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But they had to be surrounded by more than 1,000 US paratroopers to protect them from segregationist whites.<p>On the orders of President Dwight D Eisenhower, …

Black Culture

Eric Holder To Resign As Attorney General

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the nation’s top law enforcement position, announced on Thursday his plan to resign the post he’s held for nearly six years as soon as a successor can be confirmed.<p>At the formal announcement at the White House, an …

Review: 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Mostly Worth The Trek

The new Liam Neeson movie “A Walk Among The Tombstones” is being marketed as a mystery-thriller.<p>That’s wrong. Within the first half hour, you’ll know who did it and why. Really just an action movie, it’s without car chases, elaborate stunts or special effects. Simply put, it’s a type of movie …

The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time

A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb’s favorite-movies list—the ultimate in “guy cry” cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.<p>The odds of a successful jailbreak are never …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …