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

Oct 3, 2013

Alabama Emergency Management Agency's Yasamie August cautioned the public to be prepared, for Tropical Storm Karen.  The storm could possibly reach the Gulf Coast by this weekend, bringing with it torrential rains and blustery winds.  August said it's not clear yet what Montgomery and surrounding counties will experience.  The National Weather Service office in Birmingham predicts Tropical Storm Karen will move into central Alabama by Sunday dumping about two inches of rain or more in some areas. 

Montgomery's 40th Homicide

Montgomery police report that 23-year-old Demarcus Pringle, a Montgomery resident was shot to death Thursday at a residence near Highway 80 on the city's west side.  MPD and Fire Medics responded to the incident in the Chatham Place neighborhood around 12:30 p.m.  An initial investigation indicated the shooting was a domestic dispute between the Pringle and another family member.  This would be the city's 40th homicide of the year. 

Teen Charged

Police in Ozark say a 15-year-old boy accused of shooting a 12-year-old boy in the mouth has been charged with attempted murder.  Police Chief Tony Spivey says the victim was shot near Oben Everett Park Wednesday night in Ozark.  The victim was taken to the Dale Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Authorities arrested the teenage suspect and have also charged him with marijuana possession.  Spivey says the motive that led to the shooting is unclear.