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Parents heard of rampage as they raced to area

People gather at a park for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of Friday night’s mass shooting on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif. Sheriff’s officials say Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara,...
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Last 2 victims in California rampage identified

Richard Martinez who says his son Christopher Martinez was killed in Friday night’s mass shooting that took place in Isla Vista, Calif., breaks down as he talks to media outside the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Headquarters on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Santa...

Dionne: The roots and lessons of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a peculiarly appropriate holiday for our times. Its origins lie in the Civil War, which resulted from the failure of a deeply polarized political system to settle the question of slavery. Reading the history of the period leading up to the war is jarring because...

Samuelson: The horror and honor of the Civil War on Memorial Day

The first Memorial Day — then called Decoration Day — was celebrated May 30, 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War to honor the Union dead. Compared to a national population of 31.4 million in 1860, the Civil War dead, both Union and Confederate, are now roughly...

The hopes of North Korea’s ‘Black Market Generation’

Yeon-mi Park is a media fellow at Freedom Factory, a for-profit think tank in Seoul. She wrote this with Casey Lartigue Jr., her co-host on the “Casey and Yeon-mi Show” podcast about North Korean issues. They can be reached at...

Diehl: Looking for the winners from Ukraine’s election

KIEV This should have been a festive spring day, when citizens who fought to overthrow their corrupt and autocratic government voted for a new president in a free and fair election. But the mood at the polls here on a warm and sunny Sunday was sober. Ukrainians feel themselves to...
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Cannes Film Festival lit up by class conflict

AP Photo/Alastair Grant CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes doesn’t in any way resemble the site of roiling class conflict. It’s a French Riviera playground for the 1 percent, a sun-dappled land of velvet ropes. Yet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which came...
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AP PHOTOS: American driver wins thriller at Indy

AP Photo/Darron Cummings America satisfied its need for speed Sunday. Ryan Hunter-Reay used a series of daredevil moves in a thrilling final lap to become the first Yank since 2006 to win the Indy 500. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” he said...

Bus ad featuring Hitler generates hate

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