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 10, 2013

Daniel Mims, a Montgomery native is now the corporate head of Mims Management Group, which operates 40 pharmacies nationwide and three custom compounding pharmacies in Virginia, Texas and California.  Mims announced Thursday his new headquarters will be located in Montgomery.  Locating the headquarters in Montgomery represents a $1.7 million dollar capital investment and means the creation of at least 50 jobs.  Mims Management Group will move into the former Compass Bank Building at 3480 Eastern Boulevard. 

Partial Shutdown

The partial government shutdown has many people questioning the purpose of the Congressional gridlock.  Jim Carnes, policy team leader at Alabama Arise, says the ongoing crisis can be traced back to members of Congress who seek to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.  If you need help with accessing the health insurance exchange, Carnes says the best place to start is at community health centers. 

Passing Bill

A state Senator has pre-filed a bill for the 2014 Legislative session requiring drivers to give cyclists at least three feet of space in passing.  Republican state Sen. Gerald Allen says drivers have shouted for him to get off the road or have thrown bottles at him during bike rides in the past.  23 others states, including every state that borders Alabama, have similar laws.  Those who support the bill acknowledge that it may be hard to enforce.