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  1. Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | The Miami Herald

    A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights - issues still reverberating in today's national debates about police violence. In this June 25, 2016 photo, civil rights pioneer James Meredith, center, and others walk through downtown Jackson, Miss., to the state Capitol, as part of a 50th commemoration of his march from Memphis to Jackson to encourage black people to overcome a fear of violence and to encourage them to register to vote.

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  2. A year after same-sex marriage ruling, LGBT rights struggles continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Hinds County Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn, right, reads an order by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that puts a hold on circuit clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, including, from left, Duane Smith and Knol Aust, both of Jackson, Miss., and Laurin Locke and Tiffany Brosh, at the Hinds County Court House in Jackson, Miss. They were able to get married three days later.

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  3. Today in HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    In 1920, the Republican national convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Warren G. Harding for president on the tenth ballot; Calvin Coolidge was nominated for vice president. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Republican national convention in Cleveland.

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  4. Zoo exhibit breaches rare but can have deadly outcomesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    In this Friday, Aug. 16, 1996 file photo, Binti Jua, an 8-year-old female gorilla, carries an injured 3-year-old boy to a service gate after the child fell 18 feet to a concrete floor in the primate exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. The boy climbed a 3-foot railing and fell in the primate exhibit at the zoo and is picked up by the motherly gorilla, who carries him in her arms to a gate where zookeepers could get him.

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  5. Michelle Obama urges grads to vote to protect civil rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    First lady Michelle Obama salutes the graduating students as she delivers the commencement address for Jackson State University's Class of 2016 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, April 23, 2016. First lady Michelle Obama delivers a commencement address for Jackson State University's Class of 2016 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, April 23, 2016.

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  6. Miami Hurricanes announce new wide receiver to 2016 signing classRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    Miami announced the signing of 6-3, 183-pound junior college receiver Dayall Harris on Tuesday with a #Welcome To the U, Dayall! #Swag16 tweet, followed by a video tweet with some Harris on-field highlights. Harris, from Jackson, Mississippi, played this past season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi, where he was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College first-team All-State.

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  7. The Latest: Storms cause damage in 19 Mississippi countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A pair of joggers brave cold and slippery conditions to run down Lee Drive in Fredericksburg, Va., Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. MANDATORY CREDIT Patrick Whalen, 5, wipes snow from his face after a sled run down Trench Hill in Fredericksburg, Va., Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

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  8. Train trestle fire near New Orleans doused, Amtrak route cutRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A fire burns on a train trestle parallel to Interstate 10 near the Bonnet Carre Spillway, west of New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. A CN Railway spokesman says it typically carries four to eight freight trains a day, plus one passenger train in each direction.

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  9. Wright Edelman says shea s looking for activism, not leaders, at Fiu MLK breakfastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    Keynote speaker at MLK commemorative breakfast, Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund and advocate for disadvantaged Americans, speaks at the MLK commemorative breakfast on FIU main campus Friday January 15, 2016. Children's Defense Fund founder and president Marian Wright Edelman called Friday for people to gather like fleas - "strategic fleas" - as part of a movement to end child poverty.

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  10. Marian Wright Edelman to speak at MLK commemorative breakfast at FIURead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    To honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Florida International University has invited a civil rights icon to pay tribute and share her experiences. Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, will serve as the keynote speaker at FIU's annual King commemorative breakfast.

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  11. Hundreds rally against Confederate sign on Mississippi flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    People march in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, en route to a change-the-flag rally on the steps of the state Capitol. Mississippi-born rapper David Banner speaks on the steps of the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, during a change-the-flag rally on the steps of the state Capitol.

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  12. Hundreds rally against Confederate sign on Mississippi flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks on the steps of the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, during a change-the-flag rally on the steps of the state Capitol. Civil-rights leader including Evers-Williams, Mississippi-born rapper David Banner and a prominent South Carolina lawmaker are calling on Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag.

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