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Armenian American - Episode 1, "Mother Armenia" - by Nazo Bravo

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New film chronicles an LA-based Armenian rapper's return to his homeland


L.A.-based rapper Nazo Bravo reflects on his family, his heritage and the genocide of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago today.

Kathmandu Struck By Powerful Earthquake

Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises, relief organizations send help


The official number of dead has topped 2,500 as rescue efforts are underway, and relief organizations are gearing up to help, asking for donations.

Police carry a detained man to a waiting police van after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, on Saturday. Authorities say 34 people were arrested in the protest over Gray, who died in police custody last week.

Baltimore police: 34 arrested in Freddie Gray protest

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

1 dead, 4 missing after sudden squall hits Alabama sailing regatta

Several boats in a race at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay were capsized when winds unexpectedly gusted to 50 knots, generating waves up to 10 feet high.

US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

The Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.

Jenner: 'For all intents and purposes, I am a woman'

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.

Mexico officials investigate case of girl wrongly sent to US

An investigation has been launched in the case of a 14-year-old girl mistakenly sent to the U.S. to live with a woman who claimed to be her mother.

Cesar Chavez to get Navy funeral honors

On the 22nd anniversary of his death, Chavez was receiving full graveside honors Thursday from the U.S. Navy at his memorial in California.

Gen. David Petraeus will be sentenced Thursday over secret notebooks

The sentencing came two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.

Adam Gadahn: OC native who joined al-Qaida killed in US strike

The government made the announcement Thursday, the same day the president revealed that two hostages held by al-Qaida were inadvertently killed in a separate strike this year.

Calbuco volcano erupts twice in Chile, nearby town evacuated

The Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in more than 42 years Wednesday — and then erupted again. A time-lapse video captured the massive tower of ash.

A history of beef between black writers, artists and intellectuals

The Eric Dyson's takedown of Cornel West got us recalling some epic disagreements between black thinkers over the years.

Armenians in US double-take as Obama balks on using ‘genocide’ in commemoration

Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, but President Obama won’t be using the term ‘genocide’ to describe them.

Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings 'genocide'

The president prompts disappointment from those who have been pushing him to use the politically fraught term on the 100th anniversary of the killings this week.

Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

Bishop Robert Finn led the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri for nearly 10 years.

'Our Kids' book looks at wealth gap in Ohio town and the US

While every parent hopes their child will do better than they did, it turns out young people today — specifically, poor kids — have fewer chances than mom and dad.