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Oklahoma is latest to address race problems at fraternities

Oklahoma is latest to address race problems at fraternities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their reputations sullied by race-tainted incidents, many colleges are clamping down on campus fraternities. Despite some swift and tough actions by schools — and in some cases, public humiliation — episodes such as the racist chants by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University ... (full story)


Antarctica tourists: Be prepared for the wild and unexpected

Antarctica tourists: Be prepared for the wild and unexpected

KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tail amid a sea of melting icebergs.
But then, the dozens of tourists stranded on a cruise s ... (full story)


'Heather Has Two Mommies'

'Heather Has Two Mommies'

NEW YORK (AP) — A playful picture book about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting and landing libraries at the center of community battles over placement in the children's stacks.
Today, Heather ... (full story)


No longer wasteland, Orlando's cultural scene grows up

No longer wasteland, Orlando's cultural scene grows up

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Long derided as a cultural wasteland, Orlando's restaurant and performing arts scene has grown up in recent years, and it is starting to attract attention from national arbiters of taste.
Wine Enthusiast magazine recently named Orlando as one of the nation's top wine travel destinations, and The New Yor ... (full story)


TV show reunites Cambodian families scattered by Khmer Rouge

TV show reunites Cambodian families scattered by Khmer Rouge

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Palms clasped together, tears welling in her eyes, Sam Somaly looked into the camera and issued a desperate plea to three siblings she had not seen in nearly 40 years — family lost a lifetime ago to a nightmare that still haunts Cambodia today.
"I am your sister. I am looking for you,& ... (full story)