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  1. Coweta students remember Martin Luther King Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Times-Herald

    The program was held in December at the Carter Center in Atlanta. Guy, left, recited a portion of King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.


  2. Obama's presidential 'namaste'Read the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Star Tribune

    After arriving at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace, for an elaborate welcome ceremony, Obama clasped his hands in the traditional "namaste" greeting. During namaste, a person's head is slightly bowed and the hands are pressed together, palms touching, fingers pointed skyward and thumbs touching the chest.


  3. The Middle ClassRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | NyackNewsAndViews

    It's all about the middle class, and it's not a selfish thing. The people in the middle historically prove to be the rescuers of both the lower and upper classes, the lower because when you have a vibrant middle class, long-term, benefit-added professional jobs are created, and that economic stability builds hope, grows compassion and renews neighborhoods.


  4. Tribute: President Barack Obama pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at RajghatRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Indian Express

    US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, today paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at Rajghat soon after his arrival here on a three-day visit. He went straight to Rajghat from the ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


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    2 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

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  6. Courtney still at work to set the abolition vote record straightRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Day

    The dust-up this Oscar season over historical accuracy on film seems most focused on the depiction of President Lyndon Johnson in "Selma" and how he is portrayed in dealings with Martin Luther King Jr. and efforts to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I've read compelling arguments on both sides, and it might be fair to say that there is legitimately room to disagree about whether LBJ is treated fairly in the film.


  7. Late Selma screenings for voters partly explains Oscar snubRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Left to right: David Oyelowo discusses a scene with Director/Executive Producer Ava DuVernay on the set of SELMA, from Paramount Pictures, PathE, and Harpo Films. SEL-13980 I finally saw Ava DuVernay's Selma this past weekend.


  8. Spirit of Gandhi very much alive in India today: ObamaRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Nerve News

    US President Barack Obama, who will be the chief guest at India's 66th Republic Day parade, said Sunday that the spirit of Gandhi is very much alive in India today. What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said then remains true today - the spirit of Gandhi is very much alive in India today.


  9. In service to othersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

    Some of the state's congressional delegation and several high-profile politicians got an early start on the federal Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day with an interfaith prayer breakfast Monday.


  10. Walk and talk to reciprocate Obamas memorial gestureRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

    The cancellation of Barack Obama's Agra trip may have taken some sheen away from his India trip, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President are expected to indulge in a 'walk and talk' at Hyderabad House in Delhi on Sunday - a gesture that may add some more symbolic weight to the US President's high-on-optics trip. After the working lunch at the Hyderabad House, which will host the Summit meeting between the two sides, the Prime Minister will accompany the US President for a short walk in the sprawling lawns of the Hyderabad House.


  11. Je suis Baga aussiRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Cape Cod Times

    The brutal attack against a satirical French newspaper sent waves of indignation throughout the world earlier this month, as a dozen staff members were killed in devastating reprisals for cartoons that had appeared in the magazine. Two days later, five more victims died as police closed in on the alleged perpetrators of the attack.


  12. Matters of Faith: Big hearts achieve big dreamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Cape Cod Times

    I was thrilled when, in 2009, we arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, especially since one of my heroes was and is Nelson Mandela. In many ways, he is more of a hero to me than The Rev.


  13. Your View: Parting Ways is necessary because black lives matterRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    We enter a new era of civil rights movements, in the form of the respective Black Lives Matter and Native Lives Matter movements. The well-intentioned response All Lives Matter, fails to either acknowledge or address the facts that black and Native Americans have been and continue to endure social and physical murder as a bi-product of our discounted humanity, and our cultural contributions continually being co-opted or dismissed.


  14. Solano GOP welcomes address from King nieceRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

    Solano County Republicans hosted an evening Saturday with Dr. King, even if it wasn't quite the same Dr. King from history books. Alveda King, the niece of the Rev.


  15. Volunteers give Marya s Mercy Center new lease on lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

    I'm convinced Martin Luther King Jr. would have been so proud Friday of the hundred or so volunteers from Target and Arrowhead United Way who came out to serve the community. The occasion was the MLK Day of Remembrance and “the time was right to do the right thing,” a favorite saying of the martyred civil rights leader.


  16. Arkadelphia native urges audience: 'Reclaim Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

    ARKADELPHIA - The city of Arkadelphia capped off a full day of events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a "marade" through the city's streets on Monday afternoon.


  17. Modi-Obama will make for spectacular Republic Day showRead the original story

    4 hrs ago |

    'Modi and Obama are transformational leaders. There can't be a better occasion than to see them together, making their own 'firsts' in a festival of the Republic of India,' says Tarun Vijay, MP.


  18. Letter: Prepared to succeedRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Deseret News

    As reported in a recent article , the first family celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the Corporation for National and Community Service's MLK Day of Service at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C. The first family joined CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer and Jumpstart Corps members from George Washington University to assemble literacy tools for preschool children in D.C. These literacy tools will aid Jumpstart, an AmeriCorps program, in its mission to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained 36,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 76,000 preschool children nationwide.


  19. Documentary on history of Nansemond school premieresRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    Delois P. Jones, class of '51, a sharecroppers daughter, who said she walked "four or five miles" to the training school and often didn't start the year until October because she had to pick cotton. James Thomas Jr. This story is a sample from the Suffolk Sun, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday and Thursday in Suffolk.


  20. Nurturing a link to lessons of the pastRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

    I thought I would be able to figure out my grandmother's story in an afternoon. The truth is, it took me three days.