Mandela’s ordinariness helped make him great, lawyers say

Africa 09/26/18, 10:22

While Nelson Mandela is celebrated at the United Nations, two prominent South African lawyers say his greatness lay partly in his ordinary qualities and recognition of his own mistakes.Former judge Albie Sachs recalls how Mandela, as president after apartheid's 1994 ...

Far-right German party’s plans for Jewish section criticized

World 09/26/18, 08:46

The far-right Alternative for Germany party has announced it will create a Jewish section within the party, drawing widespread criticism by Jewish groups across the country.One prominent Jewish student group accused the anti-migrant party on Wednesday as being "one of ...

FACT CHECK: O’Rourke ‘Jim Crow’ remark goes beyond police

Texas 09/25/18, 14:16

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of making offensive comments about police officers during their first debate of the Texas Senate race.The attack came amid heightened attention in Texas on fatal shootings involving police officers. Last month, ...

UK Labour Party criticizes Israel amid anti-Semitism warning

Europe 09/25/18, 13:28

Britain's main opposition Labour Party has passed a motion strongly criticizing Israel, as a senior lawmaker warned the party must root out anti-Semitism.Delegates at the party's conference voted Tuesday to criticize Israel's use of force against Gaza protests, urge more ...

Chicago officer’s defense questioning autopsy on teenager

U.S. 09/24/18, 17:15

Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald opened their defense case Monday with a witness questioning the thoroughness and accuracy of the autopsy.Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens ...

Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

America 09/24/18, 00:15

Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now ...

Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

U.S. 09/21/18, 20:31

Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist.In a ...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

U.S. 09/21/18, 15:24

Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House.In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday.The bronze life-size statue will remain ...

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