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 18, 2013

Of the 565 people that have been tested for Tuberculosis at Alabama State University over the last week, nine tested positive for the disease, according to public health officials.  But none of those are believed to be an active case like the one that triggered the screenings of almost 600 students and faculty deemed to have come into close contact with student.  Director of the Tuberculosis Control Division of the Alabama Department of Public Health Pam Fortner says it's no uncommon for a small percentage of the population to carry TB in a dormant form.  Fortner says only 25 individuals remain to be tested.  Then retests will be conducted the first week in December.  That's because tuberculosis has a two to ten week incubation period. 

Red Ribbon

Several hundred fourth and fifth graders from the Montgomery area attended the campus of Alabama State University Friday.  The annual Central Alabama Red Ribbon Week campaign kicked off in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.  Red Ribbon Week runs from October 21st through the 25th. 

Richard Boone

A well-known name from the civil rights movement has died.  The Reverend Richard Boone of Montgomery died recently after a struggle with cancer.  He was 76 years old.  Boone served as director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and co-founded the National Democratic Party of Alabama.  He is also credited with helping to locate the Interpretive Center for the Selma to Montgomery Historic Trail at ASU.