Martin Luther King Jr

Bernice King speaks during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father Martin Luther King Jr. preached. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Martin Luther King’s children battling over estate

ATLANTA (AP) — Facing the latest in a string of legal battles with her brothers, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. is seeking to portray herself as the true heir to her father’s legacy. […]


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50th anniversary of the ‘I have a dream’ speech

Watch this video clip commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech.


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Newtown TV coverage, ‘Girls’ win Peabody Awards

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A local TV station’s coverage of the Connecticut school massacre, the HBO drama “Girls,” and a public-service campaign about Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts’ medical battle were among 39 Peabody Award winners.


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Cleotha Staples of Staple Singers siblings dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleotha Staples, the eldest sibling in the influential gospel group The Staple Singers, has died. She was 78. Staples died Thursday at her Chicago home after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for the past decade.


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Postal service issues special Rosa Parks stamp

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has issued a Rosa Parks stamp on what would have been the late civil rights icon’s 100th birthday.



Study: Digital information can be stored in DNA

NEW YORK (AP) — It can store the information from a million CDs in a space no bigger than your little finger, and could keep it safe for centuries. Is this some new electronic gadget? Nope. It’s DNA.


US President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts (bottom) during ceremonial swearing-in at 57th US Presidential inauguration ceremony with US First Lady Michelle Obama. (AP Photo)

Term II: US must help poor, elderly, Obama says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday.


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Beyonce, Clarkson to perform at Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hit-makers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor on tap to perform some of the country’s most patriotic songs.


Former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967

Johnson library shows how presidency reverberates

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — What’s happening in the United States in 2012 could just as easily describe the nation in the 1960s. An insider’s look at how President Johnson dealt with those challenges is on display at the newly remodeled LBJ Library.


Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool reopens in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) – The reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall reopened Friday after a two-year, $34 million reconstruction, completing the largest National Park Service project funded by President Barack […]



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