Human welfare

In this April 10, 2018 photo, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation archeologists show artifacts and discuss what they know about one of the first enslaved Africans to live in English North America in Jamestown, Va. They’re at the excavation site of a house where an enslaved woman named Angela lived in the 1600s. A new tour at the site of the historic Jamestown colony encourages visitors to consider the beginnings of American slavery. It’s part of a broader national effort to reckon with slavery’s legacy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 28, 2018 - 3:28 pm
JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a few weeks later. "Freedom over...
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Bosco Ntaganda, a Congo militia leader, smiles toward his lawyer, left, in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the closing statements of his trial in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018. Ntaganda is facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the eastern Ituri region of Congo from 2002-2003. (Bas Czerwinski/Pool via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 8:08 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court say that evidence presented at the trial of a rebel leader known as "The Terminator" proves his guilt on all 18 charges he faces for his alleged role in deadly attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prosecutors...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018 file photo, a newly-transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in pots at a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Massachusetts. In a report released on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, researchers at UC San Diego detected marijuana's mind-altering ingredients in breast milk of nursing mothers, raising doctors' concerns amid evidence that increasing numbers of U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 26, 2018 - 11:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 26, 2018 - 7:12 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials didn't respond with compassion, truth or justice to the many children and women who were abused over generations. Francis was interrupted by applause from the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Tampa, Fla. Aide says senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Zora Braun gestures to people as cars drive by a location where they can sign petitions in support of marijuana in Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City, Monday, July 30, 2018. The Oklahoma State Department of Health's online application system for medical marijuana licenses in the state will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 25, 2018 - 6:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 1,600 people and businesses applied for Oklahoma medical marijuana licenses on the first day that applications were made available. The online application system went live at 10 a.m. Saturday at www.OMMA.ok.gov for all potential medical marijuana patients, growers,...
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Migrants aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti gather on the deck as they await decisions in the port of Catania, Italy, Friday, Aug. 24 2018. An Italian lawmaker says rescued migrants stuck aboard an Italian coast guard ship are starting a hunger strike. Rescued on Aug. 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 migrants are still on the ship after minors and the sick were allowed off in recent days. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 4:58 pm
ROME (AP) — Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Saturday, announcing the end of 10-day standoff over the asylum-seekers but making clear an angry Italy could avenge a perceived lack of...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 6, 2018 civil rights attorney Al McSurely sits for an interview at his home in Carthage, N.C. As the Poor People's Campaign launches a massive initiative to sign up people to support the movement and to vote, its leaders are working with the generation of civil rights activists who stood with the Rev. Martin Luther King and have continued his work. The Rev. William Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign. He says he turns to those who came before him: leaders such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson, children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman, and attorney Al McSurely. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 25, 2018 - 12:48 pm
CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — As the Poor People's Campaign launches a new initiative, its charismatic leader is working with the generation of civil rights leaders who stood by the Rev. Martin Luther King's side and continued his efforts to stamp out poverty and racism after his assassination. "The...
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Rohingya refugees cry as they pray during a gathering to commemorate the first anniversary of Myanmar army's crackdown which lead to a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, praying they can return to their homes in Myanmar and demanding justice for their dead relatives and neighbors. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 25, 2018 - 8:52 am
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, praying they can return to their homes in Myanmar and demanding justice for their dead relatives and neighbors. More than 15...
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August 25, 2018 - 8:18 am
BEIRUT (AP) — At least 16 children are among nearly 30 civilians kidnapped by Islamic State militants in southern Syria a month ago and are being used as a "bargaining chip" in negotiations with the Syrian government and its ally Russia, Human Rights Watch said Saturday. The rights watchdog said...
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