Founded in 2011, South Sudan is the world’s newest country; but for much of its statehood, it has been engulfed in civil war. The violence has killed tens of thousands and displaced more than two million people. A report released…
In our news wrap Tuesday, polls opened in several high-profile primaries. In Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio (R) appears poised to maintain his seat, while Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) faces stiff competition from Tim Canova. In Arizona, Sen. John McCain…
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Gunfire between rival factions erupted outside the presidential compound in South Sudan’s capital of Juba on Friday night, killing soldiers and civilians.
In our news wrap Friday, residents of the flood-stricken South faced overnight downpours that brought total rainfall to two feet in some places, uprooting trees and collapsing roads--with more rain expected this weekend. Also, the UN issued a warning that…
By PBS NewsHour
"Mercy Street," a new original series on PBS, tells the story of a one-time hotel turned Union army hospital, and is based on memoirs and letters of real Civil War medical staff. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at how its…
By Michael D. Regan
Amid tight security, Pope Francis arrived on Sunday in the Central African Republic, a country uprooted by an ongoing civil war.
By Joshua Barajas
Sousa’s 100-year-old compositions include patriotic military marches that will also no doubt crop up in the long grind to the 2016 presidential election. And while they aren’t remembered by name, one man seeks to preserve the American composer’s legacy —…
By PBS NewsHour
"Cold Mountain," the bestselling Civil War novel by Charles Frazier, tells the story of a Confederate soldier who decides he has had enough and walks away in search of the woman he left behind. Now that epic has been distilled…
By Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, the state is getting ready to remove the rebel banner.
By Andrew Taylor, David Espo, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The House is about to put its members on record on whether Confederate flags can decorate rebel graves in historic federal cemeteries and if their sale should be banned in national park gift shops.
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