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 23, 2013

A 22-year-old Enterprise man was struck and killed by a train Sunday afternoon in downtown Montgomery.  According to Montgomery Police, Finnian McCarty was struck by a CSX Train on Moulton Street just before 4 p.m.  Police said in a statement that the train engineer told investigators that McCarty stood on the railroad tracks and made no effort to move.  The train operators were not able to stop before striking McCarty.   Authorities determined the incident to be alcohol-related. 

Working Retirees

State retirement officials say they're trying to crack down on former  public employees retiring, collecting pensions and working as contractors for public agencies.  Alabama law says a retiree can't draw a pension and continue earning more than $23,000 annually from a Retirement System of Alabama member agency. 

Nightclub Murder

Selma Police Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning at a nightclub.  Selma Authorities said a 22-year-old man, also from Selma, was shot to death on Ivanhoe Street.  The victim's name was withheld.  Police charged Oscar Blevins with murder.  He was taken to the Dallas County jail with bond set at $150,000. 

Lowery's Wife Hospitalized

The wife of Southern Christian Leadership Conference president Joseph Lowery remains hospitalized in critical condition after a stroke.  An Atlanta TV station quoted a family statement issued Saturday as saying Evelyn Lowery has irreversible damage.  She was stricken last Wednesday.  The Rev. Joseph Lowery and his wife were in Birmingham earlier this month for the 50th anniversary of a church bombing.