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Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:00

After an incorrect dose of a chemotherapy drug for Crohn's disease caused Anne Webster's bone marrow to shut down, she decided that, if she survived, she'd write about her experience.

Left to right: George Fermon (standing), Benjamin F. Fermon (seated, author's grandfather; father of children pictured), Jessie Fermon (standing, back row), Benjamin "Bizzy" Fermon (front row, white romper), Harold Fermon, (grey knee-britches suit), Jessie Amy Anderson Fermon (seated, author's grandmother; mother of children), Frances Fermon, (on Jessie Amy's lap) Gladys Fermon (standing)
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 03:31

As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, his eldest children did not question or doubt his advice to them: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.

Martin Luther King, Jr. listening to a transistor radio in the front line of the third march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to campaign for proper registration of black voters, March 23, 1965. Ralph Abernathy (second from left), Ralph Bunche (third from right) and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (far right) march with him.
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 02:01

Activist ties that go back to the Civil Rights Movement are being strained by divergent viewpoints on the movement for black lives and Israel's position on Palestine.

Erin Moran arrives at the Fox Reality Channel Really Awards in Los Angeles in 2008.
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 01:49

The former child star who played Joanie Cunningham on the sitcoms Happy Days and its spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi, has died, according to media reports.

Participants in the March for Science walk along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:50

The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to stress that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:27

The March for Science is one of many demonstrations in response to the Trump administration. Sociology professor David Meyer at the University of California Irvine talks about the history of protests.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:27

Venezuelans have been protesting President Nicolas Maduro's government over a deep economic recession and massive food and medicine shortages. Reuters reporter Girish Gupta gives developments.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:27

Journalist Ahmed Rashid talks about Friday's attack on an Afghanistan military base. More than 100 people are reported dead making it the deadliest attack there since 2001.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:27

France faces its most important presidential race in more than five decades. But polls show many French voters are undecided or might not vote at all.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:27

Civil rights groups are suing Georgia's secretary of state over voter registration rules that would prevent new voters from taking part in the state's special congressional election.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:27

Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia talks about the city of Chicago's new municipal ID cards which will be accessible to residents who lack documentation for living there.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Alvaro Barrientos, after awarding him with a Purple Heart , as first lady Melania Trump, right, stands with Tammy Barrientos second from right, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Saturday.
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:39

Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan. It was President Trump's first visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Afghan soldiers stand guard at the gate of a military compound after a deadly attack by Taliban gunmen at an Afghan Army base, Friday.
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 13:17

Taliban fighters killed the soldiers at a base in the northern part of the country, in one of the deadliest attacks on an Afghan base since the war began.

A passenger and an American Airlines employee stand face-to-face in a video captured by another passenger on an American Airlines flight, Friday.
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:45

A tense confrontation between an airline and a passenger was captured on video, Friday. This time, an American Airlines employee is accused of hitting a woman with a stroller.

Student athlete applicants with histories of domestic or sexual violence will no longer be eligible to play at Indiana University.
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:55

Student athlete applicants with histories of domestic or sexual violence will no longer be eligible to play at IU.

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