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Ferguson and St. Louis demonstrators reclaim the memory of Dr. King

Demonstrators carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and wearing "Justice for Mike Brown" t-shirts gathered at the Old Courthouse downtown Monday morning.

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Fifty years later it’s not too late for Dr. King’s dream

Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.

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AFL-CIO opens Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta

Today kicks off the AFL-CIO's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta.

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The CIA backstory needs to be remembered

As the debate on the Feinstein Committee's torture report continues, we need to remember the "backstory."

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Louise Koszalka dies at 100

Louise (Jones) Ferragut Koszalka, May 12, 1914, to Oct. 31, 2014, passed away peacefully at home with her family.

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Veterans Day sonnet: "Anthem for Doomed Youth"

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?

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Today in Native history: Harrison extinguishes Ponca land rights

The tragedy of the Ponca Indians led to Nebraska's last significant land acquisition,  when President Harrison issued a proclamation that extended the northern boundary of Nebraska into the Dakota territory. 

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I shared a cab with Sen. Barry Goldwater

I will always remember what I learned from that cab ride to Capitol Hill: Millionaires get rich by arranging for other people to pay their way.

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Helen Thomas comes to my rescue

Helen Thomas proved herself a defender of freedom of the press, and a defender as well of democracy in Chile.

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Tulsa park commemorates 1921 race riot

Travelers should consider going to Tulsa's John Hope Franklin Reconcilliation Park. The park commemorates the biggest race riot and massacre of American history.

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