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'Roots' actress Olivia Cole dead at 75

Actress Olivia Cole, best known for her performances in “Roots” and “The Women of Brewster Place,” has died. She was 75.   Cole died Jan. 19 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, her agent,

Politics
Where free speech should be promoted, free speech is under attack

Free speech is under attack at college campuses across the country.  The problem is not limited to a few colleges barring radical speakers to avoid a riot.  Universities large and small, public and private, are

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Rights group fears for detained Bahrain activist

BEIRUT –  A human rights group says the life of an imprisoned activist in Bahrain is at risk because he has been denied adequate medical care and is being held with extremists to whom he is opposed.  

Lifestyle
Catastrophic global warming less likely, study says

Dire warnings of underwater cities and drowning polar bears are less likely to pan out than once thought.   That’s an upshot of a new study in the journal Nature by top climate scientists, incl

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Mom turns in son accused of carjacking woman, 81, after seeing his picture on TV

A Florida mother turned her 14-year-old son in to police after she saw the boy was wanted for allegedly carjacking an elderly woman, officials said.   Shaquille Dixon was arrested Thursday and charged with fel

Business
Budweiser no longer among America's top three beers, according to sales estimates

Budweiser may advertise itself as the “king of beers,” but it just got demoted to fourth-in-line for the throne.   According to industry sales estimates shared in Beer Marketer’s Insights, Bu