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NEWS BRIEFS

Affordable Housing Faith Forum & Resource Fair

The evening will include a panel discussion and a Q&A session with various experts in affordable housing ...

Black United Fund Sponsors BUF Talks at Intel

Students interested in learning more about Intel are invited to join ...

Beatrice Morrow-Cannady Building Opens

Building will offer 80 affordable housing units and community-serving retail space ...

People For the American Way Congratulates Wisc. Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes

On Tuesday, Wisconsin elected its first African American lieutenant governor ...

Man accused in massive Northwest poaching ring set for trial

STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) — One of four Longview men charged in a massive Pacific Northwest poaching ring is set to go to trial.The Daily News of Longview reports that the trial for Eddy Dills is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Skamania County Superior Court. He faces 26 charges related to illegal...

Man accused of trying to suffocate roommate gets probation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man convicted in connection to trying to suffocate his 75-year-old roommate with plastic wrap has been sentenced to two years of probation.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a Washington County jury found 73-year-old Leo J. Miller guilty of fourth-degree assault...

Tigers squeak out 33-28 victory over Vanderbilt

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Missouri kicker Tucker McCann missed a 31-yard field goal to the left with 1:48 remaining in the game, the possibility opened up that Missouri could lose its third last-second contest of the season.The Tigers were up 33-28. Quarterback Kyle Shurmur led Vanderbilt 55...

Tigers and Commodores fight for bowl eligibility

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri had been lacking a signature win in quarterback Drew Lock's final season, losing late on the road against South Carolina and two weeks ago to Kentucky.The moment finally came last week on the road against No. 11 Florida, when the Tigers seemed to put everything...

OPINION

The Beto Effect

Jeffrey Boney weighs in on the man behind the “blue wave” in Texas ...

Our Parents Lied to Us: Names Do Hurt, Particularly When Used by the Political Right

Trump’s language has encouraged an obnoxious, offensive and dangerous behavior among his supporters ...

Politically Correct, or Perfectly Civil

What is wrong with being “politically correct” if it means being perfectly civil, informed, and mindful of others ...

Clean Energy Measure Good For Your Health

Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH, writes that investing in clean energy is an investment in public health ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Supreme Court to hear Virginia GOP's districting appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory.The case involves 11 districts in the Virginia House of Delegates....

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row.An annual report shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate crimes last year. There were increases in attacks motivated by racial bias, religious bias and because...

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri school district has suspended a teacher who oversaw a class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member.The Springfield News-Leader reports that Poplar Bluff district superintendent Scott Dill visited the American History...

ENTERTAINMENT

Viola Davis on 'Widows,' MeToo and expressing her femininity

TORONTO (AP) — To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself."Oftentimes you do see dynamic acting — there are a lot of really dynamic actors — but...

Could country's new class cause an upset at the CMA Awards?

The Country Music Association Awards tend to be fairly predictable as far as winners go, but could this year be different? Can the new class of country artists upset the longtime favorites on Wednesday? The well-researched music writers of The Associated Press weigh in on predictions.Chris...

'This Is Us' season will answer war mysteries, creator says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia was between scenes on the set in Vietnam, the setting for a critical flashback story about his character Jack's wartime tragedy.Then modern-day reality merged with TV fiction about a decades-old conflict."I'm there in full battle dress,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender...

Ginsburg, 85, improving after fall but misses court session

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed a brief court session while...

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their...

IMF warns Italy's spending plan makes country vulnerable

MILAN (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has warned the Italian government that its plan to sharply...

Lebanon's 'lung' to Gulf markets choked by politics

AL-MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key...

Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — At this year's Baghdad International Fair, Iranian businessmen displayed thick, colorful...

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