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  1. Oklahoma prisoner on the run for 36 years captured in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 | The Janesville Gazette

    The U.S. Marshals Service says a man who escaped an Oklahoma state prison more than 35 years ago has been captured in Texas. The agency said in a news release that 58-year-old Stephen Michael Paris was arrested without incident Thursday morning at an office in Houston where he worked under a pseudonym.

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  2. Cherokee Nation honor MLK while dealing with slavery issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | The Janesville Gazette

    Cherokee Nation leaders are marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen. The tribe - one of the country's largest - recognized the King holiday for the first time Monday with participation in a parade and a visit to the Martin Luther King Community Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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  3. The Latest: Pastor denounces Trump remarks with Pence in pewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | The Janesville Gazette

    With Vice President Mike Pence sitting in the pews, a Maryland pastor denounced President Donald Trump's vulgar description of African nations. Watson called Trump's remarks - in which he reportedly used an obscenity to describe African nations and Haiti during an immigration discussion with Congressional leaders - "dehumanizing" and "ugly."

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  4. The Latest: Cherokee Nation honors MLK amid tensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | The Janesville Gazette

    The Cherokee Nation says Principal Chief Bill John Baker decided that the tribe should honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year because of ongoing racial tensions nationwide and because the tribe is seeking to make amends with slavery. Cherokee Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Monday that the tribe is working to come to terms with its own history with African-American slavery and is welcoming descendants of former slaves, known as Freedmen.

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  5. MLK day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | The Janesville Gazette

    Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by welcoming the descendants of slaves into their tribe after years of exclusion, while King's children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where King preached passionately decried disparaging remarks President Donald J. Trump is said to have made about African countries. At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored the late civil rights leader on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of King's assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

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