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Musician John Mellencamp, left, and writer Stephen King at a press preview of the musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

‘Hybrid’ King-Mellencamp musical kicks off tour

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A musical production that’s a result of a collaboration between rocker John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King is launching a 20-city theatrical tour in Indiana. “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” […]

10/09/2013

Maude Ballou, who served as the personal secretary for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., from 1955 to 1960, sits in the background while her son Howard, displays the handwritten message King wrote to his mother in a copy of his book "Stride Toward Freedom," Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in Ridgeland, Miss.  While Ballou is keeping this book, she is planning to sell documents and other items related to the civil rights icon through an auction house in New York on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

MLK secretary to auction King trove

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal secretary is selling a collection from the early civil rights movement, including handwritten notes by King and a page from his “I Have a […]

09/18/2013

In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center left with arms raised, marches along Constitution Avenue with other civil rights protestors carrying placards, from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. (AP Photo, File)

50 years after King, marchers gather again in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and […]

08/22/2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner calls out Rep. King on immigration insult

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday elevated his criticism of fellow Republican Rep. Steve King over King’s suggestion that many unauthorized immigrants are drug runners, calling the comments “deeply offensive and wrong.” […]

07/25/2013

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Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting. “Taking and analyzing […]

06/03/2013

Martin Luther King Jr

Memphis march honors slain civil rights leader MLK

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of union members and their supporters marched in Memphis on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder, calling for a new commitment to the human rights causes he died for.

04/04/2013

Martin Luther King's signature on letter. (AP Photo)

MLK thank-you letter to Philly officer for sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dealer of rare historic documents is selling a letter from Martin Luther King Jr. to a Philadelphia police officer who was assigned to protect him, expressing gratitude for the officer’s concerns.

04/03/2013

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Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

ATLANTA (AP) — The President plans to use a Bible that belonged to MLK as he takes his oath of office, a powerful symbol of this year’s rare intersection of the civil rights movement and the nation’s first black president.

01/18/2013

Inscription "I WAS A DRUM MAJOR FOR JUSTICE PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS", on side of "Stone of Hope" sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr., Washington, DC (AP Photo)

Quote on MLK Memorial to be removed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a plan to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation.

12/11/2012

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