Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday where she sought to use the symbolism of a historic landmark to draw parallels to a present-day America that is in need of repairing deepening racial and cultural divides.

The Old State Capitol — where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous "A house divided" speech in 1858 warning against the ills of slavery and where Barack Obama launched his presidential bid in 2007 — served as the backdrop for Clinton as she spoke of how "America's long struggle with race is far from finished."

Episode 711: Hooked on Heroin

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When we meet the heroin dealer called Bone, he has just shot up. He has a lot to say anyway. He tells us about his career--it pretty much tracks the evolution of drug use in America these past ten years or so. He tells us about his rough past. And he tells us about how he died a week ago. He overdosed on his own supply and his friend took his body to the emergency room, then left.

New British Prime Minister Theresa May announced six members of her Cabinet Wednesday.

Amid a sweeping crackdown on dissent in Egypt, security forces have forcibly disappeared hundreds of people since the beginning of 2015, according to a new report from Amnesty International.

It's an "unprecedented spike," the group says, with an average of three or four people disappeared every day.

The Republican Party, as it prepares for its convention next week has checked off item No. 1 on its housekeeping list — drafting a party platform. The document reflects the conservative views of its authors, many of whom are party activists. So don't look for any concessions to changing views among the broader public on key social issues.

Many public figures who took to Twitter and Facebook following the murder of five police officers in Dallas have faced public blowback and, in some cases, found their employers less than forgiving about inflammatory and sometimes hateful online comments.

As Venezuela unravels — with shortages of food and medicine, as well as runaway inflation — President Nicolas Maduro is increasingly unpopular. But he's still holding onto power.

"The truth in Venezuela is there is real hunger. We are hungry," says a man who has invited me into his house in the northwestern city of Maracaibo, but doesn't want his name used for fear of reprisals by the government.

The wiry man paces angrily as he speaks. It wasn't always this way, he says, showing how loose his pants are now.

Ask a typical teenage girl about the latest slang and girl crushes and you might get answers like "spilling the tea" and Taylor Swift. But at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., the answers were "intersectional feminism" — the idea that there's no one-size-fits-all definition of feminism — and U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres.

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WVAS Local News

Sep 13, 2013

Alabama Power predicts rates will remain level through 2014.  State regulators last month voted to revise its rate stabilization plan for Alabama Power.  They say the change will result in annual savings for consumers of $30 to $110 dollars.  Alabama Power says the modification won't result in any immediate reduction in customer bills. 

Xavier University

Former U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is returning to Xavier University in New Orleans.  Benjamin is an Alabama native who is widely respected for founding a rural health clinic in the state that she kept operating after it was destroyed by fires and hurricanes three times.

Tallassee's Wanted

Tallassee Police say they need the public's assistance in identifying three people accused of stealing thousands of dollars in cell phones from a Walmart store.  According to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers, the thefts occurred September 11th around 7 p.m.  Surveillance cameras captured the images of two males and a female entering the Walmart in Tallassee.  Police said the trio broke into a locked cabinet and stole more than $6,000 work of cell phones including iPhones and Samsung phones.  The suspects were believed to be driving a silver four-door Volvo SUV.  Anyone with information is urged to call Tallassee Police of Central Alabama CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.