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Lawsuit continues against novelist Sparks, school he started

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge says the former headmaster of a private Christian school founded by novelist Nicholas Sparks can continue to sue the author, the North Carolina school, and the foundation Sparks created to support it. U.S. District … more

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Florida cities hit by massacre get $1 million art grant

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — The Florida cities hardest hit by February’s high school massacre are receiving a $1 million grant to create artwork aimed at community healing. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Tuesday that it is making the grant to Parkland and … more

At summit, Obama urges activists to be patient for change

CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama urged community organizers and social innovators to be patient in their pursuits of wide-scale community change. Obama made the plea during a talk Monday at the Obama Foundation summit in Chicago. The former president … more

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  • Prestige Oil Spill (2002)
    on 11/19/2018 at 5:00 am

    On Nov. 13, 2002, the Prestige oil tanker suffered damage in a storm and began leaking oil. Denied entry to ports in Spain, France, and Portugal, the stricken vessel was kept at sea for nearly a week before it broke apart and sank about 150 mi (250 km) from the Spanish coast. The resulting oil spill, the worst environmental disaster in Spain's history, […]