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OKLAHOMA CITY | Group takes aim at Oklahoma’s failure-to-protect law

OKLAHOMA CITY  — After Robert Braxton Jr. was convicted of beating his girlfriend’s children, he was sentenced in 2006 to probation and two years already served in jail while awaiting trial for the abuse, which included choking, punching and breaking the femur and ribs of a 3-month-old daughter. The children’s mother, Tondalao Hall, was never … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Group takes aim at Oklahoma’s failure-to-protect law

ROME | Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

ROME — Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or kindergarten. The certification requirement was supposed to have kicked in before … Continue reading ROME | Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

YOKOHAMA, Japan | Osaka’s US Open win re-opens cultural discussion in Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Naomi Osaka’s victory in the U.S. Open has added her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese. The daughter of a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, Osaka was born in Japan but raised … Continue reading YOKOHAMA, Japan | Osaka’s US Open win re-opens cultural discussion in Japan

NEW YORK | Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive and distasteful

NEW YORK— The late Aretha Franklin’s family says it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The singer’s nephew Vaughn Franklin said Monday that the family was taken by surprise at the Reverend Jasper Williams Jr.’s words. There was heavy social media criticism … Continue reading NEW YORK | Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive and distasteful

NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 6

NAIROBI, Kenya  — At least six people were killed, including two children, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces, prompting him to detonate the vehicle near … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 6

NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 3

NAIROBI, Kenya — At least six people were killed, including two children, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces, prompting him to detonate the vehicle near … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 3

LONDON | Ireland says Church ‘should pay’ to address baby deaths

LONDON  — The Children’s Minister in Ireland has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church should contribute funds to help make reparations to survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of babies’ remains was discovered. Katherine Zappone raised the issue with the pope on Saturday during his visit to Ireland, and on … Continue reading LONDON | Ireland says Church ‘should pay’ to address baby deaths

CHICAGO | Fire kills 8, including 6 children, in Chicago

CHICAGO — Officials say a fire in a Chicago neighborhood has left eight people dead, including six children. Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago told reporters that one of the children who was killed in the fire early Sunday was an infant. The cause of the blaze hasn’t been determined. Officials say firefighters were called around 4 … Continue reading CHICAGO | Fire kills 8, including 6 children, in Chicago