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 7, 2013

Montgomery interim School Superintendent Margaret Allen and State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice are meeting today to begin work on implementing new policies and procedures for MPS school.  Representatives from the State Education Department will lay out a general action plan that calls for creating a new mind-set for Montgomery Public Schools. 

Lane Closures

Drivers traveling Interstate 85 near Montgomery may experience land closures today through Thursday nights.  The Alabama Department of Transportation says that if the weather permits, there will be single lane closures of I-85 North and Souther at mile marker 14.5 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.  through Thursday.  The closures are to set steel bridge girders over I-85 for the new Montgomery Outer Loop.  The department says more lane closures are expected October 20th thru the 24th. 

Montgomery Arrest

The Montgomery Police Department has arrested a 23-year Nicktavius Pringle of Montgomery in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Demarcus Pringle.  MPD Detectives charged Nicktavius Pringle with one count of murder.  Pringle turned himself in Friday afternoon.  He is now being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $75,000 bond.   

Back to Work

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ended at least some of the debate over which furloughed federal workers should be back on the job.  Pentagon civilian employees will become part of the working group today after Hagel ordered nearly all 350,000, including furloughed civilian employees at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, back to their posts, based on a bill signed by the president just before the shutdown.