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2015/02/01 06:31
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On March 26, 1965, Carbondale native Anthony J. Liuzzo called the White House. The night before, his wife, Viola, had been killed by a gunman as she was running a shuttle service for civil rights...
2015/02/01 06:31
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2015/02/01 02:08
2015/02/01 02:08
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The second record album I ever owned was "In the Wind" by Peter, Paul and Mary. The first, a compilation of rock hits by various artists, including the inimitable Aretha Franklin singing "Sweet Bitter...
2015/01/31 05:48
2015/01/31 05:48
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... Forgotten Plague," a new, hour-long "American Experience" documentary film, will air on PBS stations across the country on Feb. 10. Historic Saranac Lake, the village's local historic...
2015/01/31 04:26
2015/01/31 04:26
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... took nothing short of raw courage for participants in the movement to stand up to the governor, to the citizens’ council, to mounted police, tear gas, fire hoses, and attack dogs. It was dangerous...
2015/01/30 20:33
2015/01/30 20:33
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The Super Bowl, NFL coverage and football concussions will be topics, along with politics, on Sunday morning programs. The lineup: NBC's "Meet the Press" focuses on concussions at 9 a.m. on...
2015/01/30 18:06
2015/01/30 18:06
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The unfortunate part of any public debate about politics these days is that it almost inevitably turns polemical. This has certainly been the case with the conversation over "Selma," the powerful new...
2015/01/29 20:34
2015/01/29 20:34
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CHRIS Reynolds wants to use the US program called Job Corps as a base for programs in Ipswich West to get unemployed youth back to work. The program, initiated in the 1960s by US President Lyndon...
2015/01/29 19:57
2015/01/29 19:57
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Imagine putting wings on the White House and getting it to fly around the world. It's been done. That's basically Air Force One in a nutshell. Now the Pentagon has announced the next generation of...
2015/01/29 16:03
2015/01/29 16:03
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Updated: Thursday, January 29 2015, 10:54 AM ESTUNDATED (Aimee Picchi/MoneyWatch) -- America is a global leader on a number of fronts, including having the largest economy in the world. But here is...
2015/01/29 13:22
2015/01/29 13:22
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Better the devil you know! U.S. Air Force picks updated model of Boeing 747 to be new Air Force One in snub to Airbus Boeing 747-8 to replace current fleet of Air Force One planes The new...
2015/01/29 10:45
2015/01/29 10:45
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Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop Wednesday in Mississippi, back-slapping at a...
2015/01/29 03:20
2015/01/29 03:20
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Heroes, real ones, are getting harder to find. One of the few remaining annual surprises in the typical State of the Union address is the president’s introduction of his “mystery guest.” President...
2015/01/28 20:35
2015/01/28 20:35
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MANCHESTER >> When Frederick Douglass came to Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural reception in 1865, policemen blocked his way — until the President came to welcome him. "Here comes my friend...
2015/01/28 18:01
2015/01/28 18:01
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The new movie "Selma" recounts the crucial civil-rights events of 1965 led by Martin Luther King, which created momentum for adoption of the Voting Rights Act. Photo: Contributed Photo Rev. Dr....
2015/01/28 13:52
2015/01/28 13:52
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Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson was president and the Vietnam War was raging. About two-thirds of Americans alive today had not yet been born. After all that time without the checks and balances...
2015/01/28 07:46
2015/01/28 07:46
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A year and a half ago, I took the family on a vacation to Sweden, where my wife was born. Our itinerary had us skirting Stockholm on certain days because President Obama was coming to visit, and...
2015/01/27 23:25
2015/01/27 23:25
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President Eisenhower and Pakistan President Mohammed Ayub Khan ride through the streets of Karachi in 1959. This wouldn't happen today. A black and white photograph captures a scene that could never...
2015/01/27 23:09
2015/01/27 23:09
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Selma tells the story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and King (who was murdered three years later). While the film has been praised by many...
2015/01/27 21:52
2015/01/27 21:52
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It’s also true, as Romney said, that the 45.3 million people living in poverty in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is more than under any other president. However, the 2013 figure, the most...
2015/01/27 21:30
2015/01/27 21:30
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Many years ago, the philosopher, Aristotle, observed that the difference between the educated and the uneducated is like that between the living and the dead. To Aristophanes, it is the dissimilarity...
2015/02/01 06:31
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