Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination

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The Maui News
Landmark legislationOn July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in
Landmark legislation
The Maui News / Posted 16 hours ago
On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. With one sweep of the pen, the United States outlawed discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, sex or religion. Segregation in schools and other public... Read more
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Perth Now
Pack Up: AtlantaEx-Perth journalist Samantha Beech works at CNN in Atlanta and gives the insid
Pack Up: Atlanta
Perth Now / Posted yesterday
Ex-Perth journalist Samantha Beech works at CNN in Atlanta and gives the inside scoop on living in the warm and hospitable capital of Georgia, USA. Q. If Atlanta were a person, how would you describe its personality? A. Friendly and polite, with a... Read more
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Officer.com
Chicago Police Union Head: Officers' Hands are TiedThe Chicago police union president decried an unprecedented "level of disrespec
Chicago Police Union Head: Officers' Hands are Tied
Officer.com / Posted 2 days ago
The Chicago police union president decried an unprecedented "level of disrespect" faced by officers on the street and called for more vocal public support of police, saying, "There's a deafening silence out there right now." In a speech Tuesday to... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
History: Singer Lena Horne bornNAACP, the ruling was a great victory, enabling them to continue operating in A
History: Singer Lena Horne born
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 3 days ago
NAACP, the ruling was a great victory, enabling them to continue operating in Alabama. June 30, 1974: Six years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., his mother, Alberta Williams King, was shot to death as she played “The Lord’s... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Site of MLK’s last speech could become national monumentThe Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was on a tour of the South to recruit volu
Site of MLK’s last speech could become national monument
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was on a tour of the South to recruit volunteers for his "Poor People's Campaign," speaks to an overflow crowd at Mason Temple on March 18, 1968, in Memphis. A grassroots movement is under way to have the temple... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
National monument status sought for Mason TempleDr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was on a tour of the South to recruit volunteer
National monument status sought for Mason Temple
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was on a tour of the South to recruit volunteers for his "Poor People's Campaign", spoke to an overflow crowd at Mason Temple March 18, 1968. Crowd estimates ranged from 9,000-13,000. Speaking in support of striking... Read more
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The Seattle Times
TV Picks for June 23: Release the ‘BattleBots’It’s summer, so it must be time for … battling robots? Yes, it’s true, in this
TV Picks for June 23: Release the ‘BattleBots’
The Seattle Times / Posted 8 days ago
It’s summer, so it must be time for … battling robots? Yes, it’s true, in this competition series homemade robots battle against each other. Go get ’em. Season premiere, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, on ABC. “MLB Baseball,” 10 a.m. (ROOT): Seattle... Read more
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The News & Observer
What to Watch on Thursday: ‘Queen of the South’ debuts on USA | News & Observer June 23, 2016 6:00 AM In this new drama series, Teresa M
What to Watch on Thursday: ‘Queen of the South’ debuts on USA
The News & Observer / Posted 8 days ago
| News & Observer June 23, 2016 6:00 AM In this new drama series, Teresa Mendoza is forced to run and seek refuge in... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Beauty and the Beast' on KTLABattleBots Samantha Ponder takes over as host for a new season of this robot-fi
Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Beauty and the Beast' on KTLA
Los Angeles Times / Posted 9 days ago
BattleBots Samantha Ponder takes over as host for a new season of this robot-fighting competition. Alison Haislip is on the sidelines and Adam Savage serves as a guest judge. 8 p.m. ABC Bones As the team investigates the murder of a billionaire... Read more
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The Alpena News
We’re all in this togetherRemember that those were the years of the Kennedy assassination, days of rage,
We’re all in this together
The Alpena News / Posted 10 days ago
Remember that those were the years of the Kennedy assassination, days of rage, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy murders, Black Panthers and Woodstock. The professor was tenured, meaning that he was accepted by the others on the faculty as... Read more
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The Washington Times
Anacostia, D.C. poverty snapshotsIt’s noontime, and the front porches and sidewalks of the shotgun houses and ap
Anacostia, D.C. poverty snapshots
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
It’s noontime, and the front porches and sidewalks of the shotgun houses and apartment buildings in the Uniontown area of Anacostia are dotted with people, residents perhaps. Block after block after block is clogged with loiterers, passers-by and... Read more
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La Prensa San Diego
An Honest Debate on Gun Control Must Beginguns, short-barreled shotguns, silencers, and gadget guns like those hidden in
An Honest Debate on Gun Control Must Begin
La Prensa San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
guns, short-barreled shotguns, silencers, and gadget guns like those hidden in walking canes. It wasn’t until after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy that tougher new laws were... Read more
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Boston Globe
Pam family’s deals with nonprofits were less than charitablein a telephone interview, called Pam a “notorious person in the city” and depic
Pam family’s deals with nonprofits were less than charitable
Boston Globe / Posted 18 days ago
in a telephone interview, called Pam a “notorious person in the city” and depicted him, in his very limited dealings with King, as having manipulated an ailing and elderly man. She said King, now in his 80s and in poor health, should be judged... Read more
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examiner.com
These are my people: a gay perspective on Orlando shootingsYes, I know that hate crimes still exist. The timing seemed like a cruel twist
These are my people: a gay perspective on Orlando shootings
examiner.com / Posted 19 days ago
Yes, I know that hate crimes still exist. The timing seemed like a cruel twist of faith. This hatred was tacked onto the end of a great week-end. I had chaperoned an LGBT youth prom on Friday. To see these kids so happy, as they danced in a safe,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Pam family’s deals with nonprofits were less than charitablein a telephone interview, called Pam a “notorious person in the city” and depic
Pam family’s deals with nonprofits were less than charitable
Boston Globe / Posted 19 days ago
in a telephone interview, called Pam a “notorious person in the city” and depicted him, in his very limited dealings with King, as having manipulated an ailing and elderly man. She said King, now in his 80s and in poor health, should be judged... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
June 13ground when this early construction photograph was taken on June 16, 1971. 2
June 13
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 19 days ago
ground when this early construction photograph was taken on June 16, 1971. 25 years ago: 1991 Loretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is scheduled to help dedicate the National Civil Rights Museum, which is being... Read more
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Philly.com
In the early years, Ali was all stingCassius Clay was the first sports antihero, in flesh and blood, to walk through
In the early years, Ali was all sting
Philly.com / Posted 19 days ago
Cassius Clay was the first sports antihero, in flesh and blood, to walk through the imagination of Philadelphia Catholic schoolboys my age. For eighth graders at St. Margaret School in Narberth, he represented everything we were taught to... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
New museum exhibit in Kansas City emphasizes civil rightsfamily. She says one of the worst fights she ever had with her mother was over
New museum exhibit in Kansas City emphasizes civil rights
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
family. She says one of the worst fights she ever had with her mother was over whether she should go to school after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "My mother sat me down and said, 'You're going to go to school and you're... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
The new O.J. Simpson documentary exposes dark secrets from the athlete's early yearsfists at the 1968 Olympics. He declined, pointing out: “I’m not black, I’m O.J
The new O.J. Simpson documentary exposes dark secrets from the athlete's early years
Stamford Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
fists at the 1968 Olympics. He declined, pointing out: “I’m not black, I’m O.J.” With the Watts riots in 1965 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. still fresh on the minds of African-Americans by the early 1970s, Simpson was... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The new O.J. Simpson documentary exposes dark secrets from the athlete's early yearsfists at the 1968 Olympics. He declined, pointing out: “I’m not black, I’m O.J
The new O.J. Simpson documentary exposes dark secrets from the athlete's early years
Connecticut Post / Posted 20 days ago
fists at the 1968 Olympics. He declined, pointing out: “I’m not black, I’m O.J.” With the Watts riots in 1965 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. still fresh on the minds of African-Americans by the early 1970s, Simpson was... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
The new O.J. Simpson documentary exposes dark secrets from the athlete's early yearsfists at the 1968 Olympics. He declined, pointing out: “I’m not black, I’m O.J
The new O.J. Simpson documentary exposes dark secrets from the athlete's early years
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
fists at the 1968 Olympics. He declined, pointing out: “I’m not black, I’m O.J.” With the Watts riots in 1965 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. still fresh on the minds of African-Americans by the early 1970s, Simpson was... Read more
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Business Insider
The new O.J. Simpson documentary exposes dark secrets from the athlete's early yearsfists at the 1968 Olympics. He declined, pointing out: "I'm not black, I'm O.J
The new O.J. Simpson documentary exposes dark secrets from the athlete's early years
Business Insider / Posted 20 days ago
fists at the 1968 Olympics. He declined, pointing out: "I'm not black, I'm O.J." With the Watts riots in 1965 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. still fresh on the minds of African-Americans by the early 1970s, Simpson was... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
How ‘O.J.: Made In America’ Is Better Than Any Other O.J. Simpson Retrospectivetwo parts of the documentary connect Simpson’s rise to stardom with major momen
How ‘O.J.: Made In America’ Is Better Than Any Other O.J. Simpson Retrospective
Houston Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
two parts of the documentary connect Simpson’s rise to stardom with major moments in African-American history, such as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968, the same year as Simpson’s Heisman win. Another major sports moment in 1968... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
How ‘O.J.: Made In America’ Is Better Than Any Other O.J. Simpson Retrospectivetwo parts of the documentary connect Simpson’s rise to stardom with major momen
How ‘O.J.: Made In America’ Is Better Than Any Other O.J. Simpson Retrospective
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 21 days ago
two parts of the documentary connect Simpson’s rise to stardom with major moments in African-American history, such as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968, the same year as Simpson’s Heisman win. Another major sports moment in 1968... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Ohio man admits coming to West Virginia to get kids to have sex with him Robert N. Bray III, 38, of Logan, Ohio, thought he was communicating with the
Ohio man admits coming to West Virginia to get kids to have sex with him
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 21 days ago
Robert N. Bray III, 38, of Logan, Ohio, thought he was communicating with the mother of two young kids... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Law regulating medication treatment programs takes effectKearneysville, WV man admits dealing methKearneysville, WV man admits dealing m
Law regulating medication treatment programs takes effect
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 21 days ago
Kearneysville, WV man admits dealing methKearneysville, WV man admits dealing meth Arturo Jimenez De Los Santos, 33, of Kearneysville, WV, was caught with meth in Jefferson County in October. Arturo Jimenez De Los Santos, 33, of Kearneysville, WV,... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Kearneysville, WV man admits dealing meth Arturo Jimenez De Los Santos, 33, of Kearneysville, WV, was caught with meth
Kearneysville, WV man admits dealing meth
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 21 days ago
Arturo Jimenez De Los Santos, 33, of Kearneysville, WV, was caught with meth in Jefferson County in October. Arturo Jimenez De Los Santos, 33, of Kearneysville, WV,... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Greenbrier County, WV, man gets 3-year sentence for cocaine distribution, Raleigh County, WV, man is sentenced to 10 months for selling heroinGreenbrier County, WV, man gets 3-year sentence for cocaine distribution, Ralei
Greenbrier County, WV, man gets 3-year sentence for cocaine distribution, Raleigh County, WV, man is sentenced to 10 months for selling heroin
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 22 days ago
Greenbrier County, WV, man gets 3-year sentence for cocaine distribution, Raleigh County, WV, man is... Read more
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The Washington Times
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as MuslimCHICAGO (AP) - As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as Muslim
The Washington Times / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam, who preached a doctrine of strict separation of the races and described... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as MuslimCHICAGO (AP) � As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as Muslim
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) � As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam, the controversial black Muslims who preached a doctrine of strict... Read more
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Lake Placid News
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as MuslimCHICAGO (AP) — As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as Muslim
Lake Placid News / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam, the controversial black Muslims who preached a doctrine of strict... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
WV Supreme Court says Berkeley, WV deputy's embezzlement conviction stands The West Virginia Supreme Court says a circuit judge exceeded his authority w
WV Supreme Court says Berkeley, WV deputy's embezzlement conviction stands
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 23 days ago
The West Virginia Supreme Court says a circuit judge exceeded his authority when he ordered a new... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as MuslimCHICAGO (AP) � As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as Muslim
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) � As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam, the controversial black Muslims who preached a doctrine of strict... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as MuslimCHICAGO (AP) � As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as Muslim
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) � As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam, the controversial black Muslims who preached a doctrine of strict... Read more
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Salon.com
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as MuslimCHICAGO (AP) — As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as Muslim
Salon.com / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam, the controversial black Muslims who preached a doctrine of strict... Read more
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The Seattle Times
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as MuslimCHICAGO (AP) — As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as Muslim
The Seattle Times / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam, the controversial black Muslims who preached a doctrine of strict... Read more
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Daily Herald
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as MuslimCHICAGO -- As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as
How Ali found home in Nation of Islam, his start as Muslim
Daily Herald / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO -- As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam, the controversial black Muslims who preached a doctrine of strict separation... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
History: Medgar Evers assassinatedMedgar Evers served as field secretary for the Mississippi NAACP from 1954 unti
History: Medgar Evers assassinated
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 24 days ago
Medgar Evers served as field secretary for the Mississippi NAACP from 1954 until his assassination on June 12, 1963. (Photo: Mississippi Department of Archives and History) June 7, 1863: Black soldiers repelled a Confederate attack in hand-to-hand... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Huntington, WV, man faces up to 20 years in prison after admitting to heroin trafficking James Lennon Pace, 27, had about 39 grams of heroin in his pocket in...
Huntington, WV, man faces up to 20 years in prison after admitting to heroin trafficking
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 24 days ago
James Lennon Pace, 27, had about 39 grams of heroin in his pocket in... Read more
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Pleasanton Weekly
Pleasanton students win first in Destination Imagination competitionThe Destination Imagination competition includes presentations that focus on th
Pleasanton students win first in Destination Imagination competition
Pleasanton Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
The Destination Imagination competition includes presentations that focus on the intersection of arts and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The Pleasanton team gave a performance that detailed a timeline of important events in... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Harpers Ferry coin to be unveiled at Wednesday ceremonySome of West Virginia’s best, brightest make Mountain State careersSome of West
Harpers Ferry coin to be unveiled at Wednesday ceremony
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 25 days ago
Some of West Virginia’s best, brightest make Mountain State careersSome of West Virginia’s best, brightest make Mountain State careers Armed with a master’s in business administration, a law degree and a decade of high-octane work experience,... Read more
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Philly.com
Jackson: 'No brag, just fact' should be Ali's epitaphMy admiration for Muhammad Ali wasn't at first sight. You have to understand th
Jackson: 'No brag, just fact' should be Ali's epitaph
Philly.com / Posted 25 days ago
My admiration for Muhammad Ali wasn't at first sight. You have to understand that when Cassius Clay, which was his name at the time, knocked out Sonny Liston on Feb. 25, 1964, in my 10-year-old mind he was defeating a man admired by little black boys... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Billy Reed: Ali, King will be forever linkedLOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - From humble beginnings in the segregated South, they gr
Billy Reed: Ali, King will be forever linked
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 26 days ago
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - From humble beginnings in the segregated South, they grew up to become the disparate voices of Black America in the 1960s, the dark and defining era when the nation was ripped asunder by two wars – one in the steamy jungles of... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Commercial driving training comes to Weirton, WVWVSC reverses decision requiring 2 Hardy, WV, commissioners to personally repay
Commercial driving training comes to Weirton, WV
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 26 days ago
WVSC reverses decision requiring 2 Hardy, WV, commissioners to personally repay $1.1M for ambulance buildingWVSC reverses decision requiring 2 Hardy, WV, commissioners to personally repay $1.1M for ambulance building Mike Mallow / Moorefield... Read more
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Game Informer
Relive The 20th Century With These Historic Video GamesThis feature was originally published June 1, 2016. Failing history class? May
Relive The 20th Century With These Historic Video Games
Game Informer / Posted 27 days ago
This feature was originally published June 1, 2016. Failing history class? Maybe video games can help. Take a tour of the 20th century – covering everything from the phonograph to prohibition to Power Rangers – and look at which games can help you... Read more
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Fortune
Muhammad Ali: Why He MattersI started popping and smoking.” From Bike Theft to Boxer: Clay’s Beginnings M
Muhammad Ali: Why He Matters
Fortune / Posted 27 days ago
I started popping and smoking.” From Bike Theft to Boxer: Clay’s Beginnings Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., in Louisville, at 6:35 p.m. on Jan. 17, 1942. His father, Cassius Sr., was a sign painter “with minor artistic talents... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Michelin strong: with coveted food guide, did DC finally reach cultural relevance?If there is one measure of how far Washington has come since the turn of the ce
Michelin strong: with coveted food guide, did DC finally reach cultural relevance?
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 27 days ago
If there is one measure of how far Washington has come since the turn of the century, it is on the dinner plate. “Everyone joked about it being the worst food in the country,” muses Erik Holzherr, a New Yorker who opened Washington’s first cocktail... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
FBI offers rewardWVU law school grads fare well in job marketWVU law school grads fare well in j
FBI offers reward
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 28 days ago
WVU law school grads fare well in job marketWVU law school grads fare well in job market LINDA HARRIS / The State Journal The employment rate for the West Virginia University College of Law Class of 2015 is 10 points higher than the national... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
WVU law school grads fare well in job market LINDA HARRIS / The State Journal The employment rate for the West Virginia U
WVU law school grads fare well in job market
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 28 days ago
LINDA HARRIS / The State Journal The employment rate for the West Virginia University College of Law Class of 2015 is 10 points higher than the national... Read more
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The Addison County Independent
Clippings: N.C. Senator provided the templateThe controversy now about the North Carolina law denying human rights for trans
Clippings: N.C. Senator provided the template
The Addison County Independent / Posted 29 days ago
The controversy now about the North Carolina law denying human rights for transsexuals reminds me of a Tar Heel politician of a generation ago who, quite successfully, advocated for laws and policies designed to restrict the rights of a vast number... Read more
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