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Robert Smith Pledges To Pay Off Student Loans For Morehouse College's Class Of 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The billionaire founder of investment firm Vista Equity Partners made the surprise announcement in front of about 400 students while delivering the college's commencement address on Sunday.


Severe Weather Hits Central U.S.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The central U.S. has been hammered this weekend by severe weather including tornadoes, hail and heavy rain. Many affected areas were already coping with recent flooding.


Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison Scores Surprise Election Victory

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Morrison's win defied analysts and pollsters, who had predicted his defeat for several months. "Tonight is about every single Australian who depends on their government to put them first," he said.


San Francisco Approves Ban On Government's Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The city is home to some of the world's largest technology companies, but it has banned the use of facial recognition software by police and city agencies.


World War II Veteran and Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr. Dies At 97

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Begaye was one of hundreds of Navajos recruited to develop a miltary code based on their native language during World War II.


Houthi Rebels In Yemen Say They Have Begun Withdrawing From 3 Strategic Ports

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The move would be the first step towards implementation of a ceasefire agreed to by the Houthis and Saudi-backed government forces in December. The ports serve as a lifeline for humanitarian aid.


Philando Castile's Mother Wipes Out School Lunch Debt, Continuing Son's Legacy

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Valerie Castile's $8,000 gift to a Minnesota high school wiped out lunch debts for about 100 students. Her son, a cafeteria worker who often bought lunch for needy kids, was killed by police in 2016.


Rare Summer Cyclone Leaves Dozens Dead In South Asia

Monday, May 06, 2019

Cyclone Fani tore through India and Bangladesh over the weekend, forcing the evacuation of millions of people.


President Trump Names Mark Morgan, Former Border Patrol Chief, To Lead ICE

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Morgan led the Border Patrol during the final months of the Obama administration, but he has emerged as a vocal supporter of the president's immigration policies.


Progressive Christian Writer Rachel Held Evans Dies At 37

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Progressive Christian writer and speaker Rachel Held Evans has died at the age of 37.


Factory Explosion Rocks Illinois Town, Killing At Least 1 Person

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Two people are still missing and presumed dead after the blast, which occurred Friday night at a silicon manufacturing plant north of Chicago, officials say.


Poway Shooting Latest In Series of Attacks On Places Of Worship

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Over the past few months shootings and bombings have targeted churches, mosques and synagogues spanning three continents.


California Synagogue Shooting Investigated As A Hate Crime After 1 Killed, 3 Injured

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The mayor of Poway, Calif. said the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego was a "hate crime." A 19-year-old man has been arrested.


Trump Spokesman Calls Plan To Send Immigrants To 'Sanctuary Cities' An 'Olive Branch'

Sunday, April 14, 2019

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said a threat by President Trump to send detained immigrants to sanctuary cities should not be seen as a form of "political retribution."


Flooding In Iran Kills At Least 70, Forces Evacuation Of Thousands

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Record rainfalls over the past two weeks have killed people across 13 provinces. Forecasters expect heavy rain to continue over the next few days, forcing the evacuation of regions bordering Iraq.


'There Is Clearly Something Happening': Fires Destroy 3 Black Churches In Louisiana

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Officials have not determined the cause of the fires, but have said they are unable to rule out the possibility of arson or that the three incidents were all related.


Autopsy For 7-Year-Old Migrant Who Died In U.S. Custody Shows She Died Of Sepsis

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Jakelin Caal Maquin was in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection when the infection led to the failure of multiple organs, according to the report.


Pope Accepts Resignation Of Top Cardinal In Chile

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati faces charges of covering up multiple claims of sexual abuse in Chile's Catholic Church. Pope Francis has named Monsignor Celestino Aos Braco as a temporary replacement.


Cyclone Idai Leaves Millions In Need Of Rescue And Other Assistance

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The storm inundated parts of southern Africa with massive floods, stranding survivors on rooftops and in trees. Hundreds are reported dead and the toll is expected to rise.


Russia Criminalizes The Spread Of Online News Which 'Disrespects' The Government

Monday, March 18, 2019

President Vladimir Putin signed the new law, which allows punishment of individuals with fines and jail time for the spread of "fake news."