Stories about some of the world's most vulnerable children, in Afghanistan and Los Angeles, were among the winners of top prizes in The News Guild's annual Heywood Broun Awards competition.
August 1, 1917: After organizing a strike against the Anaconda Copper Company, Frank Little was dragged by six masked men from his Butte, Mont., hotel room and hung from a railroad trestle.
The company also has agreed to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act and to hold a union election.
Unions are lining up with civil rights groups and community organizations across the country and speaking out on the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin, an un-armed teenager.
Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and Oakland city workers protested what they said were management's refusal to increase wages and demands for givebacks, despite rising revenues.
On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.
On June 18, 1822, slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey, Peter Poyas and others were arrested in South Carolina. Vesey was hailed as a hero by abolitionists during the Civil War, including Frederick Douglass.
On May 14, 1961, Freedom Riders were brutally attacked by violent, well-armed and organized mobs of Klansmen and other terrorists in Anniston and Birmingham, Ala., with the support of local law enforcement and politicians.
Since Congress must start all over again to fix the money troubles at the U.S. Postal Service, it should do so the right way.
We all hold similar definitions of common courtesy - that's why it's called "common."