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 17, 2013

Montgomery Police say a stabbing victim has died.  Officers responded to a residence on Rainbow Road around 8:30 p.m. where they found 30-year-old Zamian Land suffering from a stab wound.  He later died at Baptist Medical Center South.  MPD said a suspect was detained and charges are pending.  Land's death is the city's 39th homicide this year. 

In a separate criminal case, a 21-year-old woman is behind bars charged with domestic violence in connection with a shooting late Monday morning that left an adult male injured.  Montgomery Police said Tireka Davis is accused of shooting the unnamed male at the Jackson Square Apartment off East Boulevard.  Authorities said the man's wound was not life threatening.  Davis was being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $30,000 dollar bond. 

Identity Theft

Federal prosecutors continue to pursue individuals for identity theft and tax fraud.  U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday that Nakia Jackson of Montgomery has been charged with conspiracy to file false tax returns, theft of public funds and aggravated identity theft.  The feds contend that between January 2009 and March 2011 Jackson conspired  with several people to file false tax returns using stolen identities, some of which she allegedly obtained from a state employee.  No trial date was announced for Jackson. 

Drug Arrests

More than 40 people in north central and west Alabama have been arrested on drug distribution charges as part of an operation by federal officials to take heroin dealers off the streets.  U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance in Birmingham says those arrested were among 50 people indicted on charges related to trafficking of heroin.  Vance says the arrests show that heroin is becoming a major problem.