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'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States.
Turkey's Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed

Turkey's Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi didn't die of natural causes, but that he was killed.

Royal police escort bike collides with elderly woman

LONDON — U.K. authorities are investigating a collision between a police motorcycle escorting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and an elderly woman in southwest London. The accident occurred around 12.50 p.m.
South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea said Wednesday it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food Program, in its second aid package announced in past weeks as it seeks to help with North Korean food shortages and impr
Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor.
Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' past

Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' past

WASHINGTON — Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal.