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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 8 The Montreal Gazette on anti-Muslim hatred in Canada: What happened in London, Ont. Sunday is sickening and heartbreaking. Three generations of a family went...

Segregationist former Alabama Gov. John Patterson dies at 99

Jun. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

Former Alabama Gov. John Patterson, who entered politics as a reformer after his father’s assassination but was criticized for failing to protect the Freedom Riders from angry white mobs, has died. He was 99. He died Friday, his daughter, Barbara Patterson Scholl,...

Ex-rebel capitalizes on Colombia unrest by showing restraint

May. 17, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As the streets of Colombia smolder amid the biggest antigovernment unrest in decades, a former rebel leader who would undo antinarcotics cooperation with the U.S. is looking to capitalize on the growing discontent and ride it to the presidency next year. In...

Today in History

May. 17, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 17, the 137th day of 2021. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education...

Today in History

May. 12, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2021. There are 233 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers...

Vassos Lyssarides, respected Cypriot politician dies at 100

Apr. 26, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Vassos Lyssarides, one of Cyprus’ most respected politicians who was active in the ethnically divided island’s politics since its 1960 independence from British colonial rule and was involved in the global socialist movement, died on Monday....

Cuba's Communist Party chooses Miguel Díaz-Canel as leader

Apr. 19, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — In many ways, Cuba's new maximum leader is nothing like those who have governed the island for the past six decades. Miguel Díaz-Canel was never a guerrilla fighter and was for only a few years, like all Cubans of his generation, a soldier. He rose...

Today in History

Apr. 19, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 19, the 109th day of 2021. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma...

Today in History

Apr. 17, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 17, the 107th day of 2021. There are 258 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 17, 1970, Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert...

Era ends as Raul Castro steps down as Communist Party chief

Apr. 17, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said he is stepping down as Cuban Communist Party leader, leaving the island without a Castro guiding affairs for the first time in more than six decades and handing control of the party to a younger generation. The 89-year-old Castro made the...