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Arson Blamed For 7 St. Louis Church Fires

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

The seventh fire in a span of two weeks took place Thursday at a historic Catholic church, the Shrine of St. Joseph, near downtown St. Louis. That one has a mostly white congregation in a mixed neighborhood. The other six fires were set in black churches in predominantly black neighborhoods. Rev. Roderick Burton of New Northside Missionary Baptist Church — the second church damaged by the fires — discusses the string of arson attacks.

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While Benghazi Hearings Continue, One Family Focuses On Memorializing Lost Loved One

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

Much of the Benghazi discussion has focused on the deaths of four Americans. The family of Chris Stevens, the late ambassador to Libya, has memorialized him with projects to improve understanding between Americans and people in the Middle East and North Africa, the areas where he served as a diplomat, and where his sister Anne Stevens says he developed many close friendships.

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In A Tight Spot, Abducted Family Struggled For Freedom — And Hope

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

Trapped in a car trunk by kidnappers, Janette Fennell and her husband fought to get free — and save their baby, who'd been in the car, too. Now, years later, Fennell tells the story to her grown son.

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Longtime 'Big Broadcast' Host To Retire

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

Ed Walker, host of "The Big Broadcast" one of the longest running programs in radio, is retiring. His final show airs Sunday on WAMU in Washington, D.C.

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The Strike That Birthed The United Auto Workers

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

United Auto Workers has ratified a new contract with Fiat-Chrysler. It was settled across a conference table, in a time-frame agreeable to both parties. But, it hasn't always been that way.

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Obama To Meet With Police Chiefs Group As Activists Press For Reforms

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

President Obama will continue to focus on criminal justice reforms when he travels to Chicago next week to address the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Activists in Chicago are already holding a counter-conference and across the country, rallies protesting police brutality will be held throughout the weekend.

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Access To Holy Places In Jerusalem Sparks Violence

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

A spark for Israel's current violence is access to al-Aqsa Mosque. A look at failed efforts to share sacred places across the Holy Land shows why neither side trusts the other to keep promises.

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What Would Paul Ryan Do As Speaker Of A House Divided?

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

With the largest group of Republican conservatives endorsing Paul Ryan for House Speaker, we look at what he can achieve and what he might want from his political career.

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'NOPI', A Restaurant Cookbook That Chronicles Journey From Middle East To Far East

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

Yotam Ottolengi and his head chef Ramael Scully discuss NOPI, their latest cookbook, which is also the name of their popular London restaurant.

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Movie Review: 'Suffragette' Has A Weakness For Earnestness And Contrivance

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

Suffragette reminds us of the angry and savage battle over women's right to vote was in Britain in the early years of the 20th century.

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