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Playwright Ntozake Shange, ‘For Colored Girls’ author, dies at 70

Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” died Saturday, according to her daughter. She was 70.

Court challenge ahead for uranium mine near Grand Canyon

A federal appeals court has revived a challenge to a company’s right to mine uranium near the Grand Canyon. The company’s claim was grandfathered in when new regulations were put in place by the Obama administration.

Saudi diplomat says global outcry after Khashoggi death ‘hysterical’

Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat said Saturday that the global outcry and media focus on the killing of a Saudi journalist earlier this month has become “hysterical” as he urged the public to wait for the results of an investigation before ascribing blame to the kingdom’s top leadership.

Pilot ‘Sully,’ air traffic controller to reunite at New York marathon

Approaching the 10th anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and air traffic controller Pat Harten will meet at the finish line of the New York City Marathon.

Memphis fire stations begin pilot program to foster dogs

Two Memphis fire stations are fostering dogs in a pilot program with Memphis Animal Services that is drawing inquiries from other fire departments and requests from other firehouses in the city. The stay at the fire stations could be two to three weeks before the dogs are transported to other cities for adoption there.

 
Bomb suspect from Florida was ex-stripper, devoted to Trump

Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along.

Migrant caravan members turn down offer to stay in Mexico

Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday, after a group of several thousand migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits.

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