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UN: At least 890 killed in December clashes in Congo

GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office says "credible sources" indicate that at least 890 people were killed last month during three days of clashes among villages in western Congo. Michelle Bachelet, the U.N.

Kansas library asked to move transgender children books

ANDOVER, Kan. — Members of a Kansas public library board are considering a request to move books that include transgender characters out of the children's section.

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

NEW YORK — Sinclair Broadcast, the nation's largest owner of television stations, is launching a free, ad-supported streaming service. It will draw on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets.
Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn't just about the colour of a person's skin, but the shade.

England, Wales set to make 'upskirting' photos an offence

LONDON — Britain's Parliament has approved a law that will make it illegal to take so-called "upskirting" photos. The House of Lords made no changes to a voyeurism bill that would ban covertly photographing under people's clothes.

Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers on Tuesday confirmed reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will play.
Broadway theatres to dim lights to honour Carol Channing

Broadway theatres to dim lights to honour Carol Channing

NEW YORK — Broadway is remembering Tony-winning actress Carol Channing. The marquee lights of every Broadway theatre will dim at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to honour Channing, who died Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 97.

Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

NEW YORK — A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion.
Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

WASHINGTON — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special c
Zubkov among 4 Russian bobsledders banned for Olympic doping

Zubkov among 4 Russian bobsledders banned for Olympic doping

MOSCOW — Five years after the Sochi Olympics, the man who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony has been banned for doping at those games.