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The play's the thing! Dr. Chad Thomas is an expert on both acting and directing Shakespeare. R & J, a new interpretation of Romeo and Juliet by Joe Calarco, will open February 21st at the Wilson Hall Theater on the UAH campus. Dr. Thomas talked with Beth Norwood about some of the fascinating psychological dynamics of this work. Their conversation follows.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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A UNICEF report cites "alarmingly high" death rates for newborns in many countries. But Bangladesh stands out for its remarkable progress.

Nominees for the 2018 World Press Photo contest are both newsy and unexpected: child jockeys, a blindfolded rhino, cave-dwellers in China.

The 2,920 athletes who participated set a new record; so did the number of nations — 92 – they represented in South Korea.

Students across the country pushed for stricter gun laws while President Trump and Secretary DeVos made news at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

"I was proud greatly. It was from one side, tears of pride and happiness. From another side, I regretted greatly we can't see our flag," said Natalia Kim, who lives in South Korea.

The country has 29 medals, including 11 gold, despite less-than-gold performances from their usual powerhouses.

The Olympic Athletes from Russia won 4-3 against Germany in a game where neither team had much to lose.

Calling two doping cases "hugely disappointing," the IOC's executive board said that factors had "prevented the IOC from even considering lifting the suspension for the closing ceremony."

With their performance, the much-loved Garlic Girls medalled in a sport that's still unfamiliar to most South Koreans. The nation's first Olympic women's curling team debuted just four years ago.

Skier Dave Duncan, his wife and his coach were arrested after drunkenly stealing an idling pink Hummer in Pyeongchang. Until prosecutors weigh in, all three are restricted from leaving South Korea.

The document counters Republican accusations that the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Mueller investigation are infected with political bias against the Trump campaign and the president.

Polling suggests millennials are more liberal than earlier generations on many social issues except gun laws. Pollsters say they can't explain this anomaly. Some millennials are surprised by it, too.

Two years ago, France introduced a law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. Skeptics called it unworkable at the time, but there are signs the effort is succeeding.

Here's why Kosovo — land of Bill Clinton Boulevard, pets named Trump and a pantsuit boutique called Hillary — gives the United States its highest ratings.

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