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  • 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

    Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil...
  • Michael Bay's Benghazi drama '13 Hours' set for MLK weekend release

    Michael Bay's Benghazi drama '13 Hours' set for MLK weekend release
    Director Michael Bay's foray into geopolitical drama has a release date and a new subtitle. "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" will open Jan. 15, over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Paramount Pictures announced Tuesday. Adapted...
  • Community Conversation focuses on the impact of 'Implicit Bias'

    The Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative (GMLKCI) recently held a Community Conversation called "Implicit Bias: How It Impacts Our Community." Made possible by the Norma & Natale Sestero Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, this well-attended...
  • Obama, Rousseff try to put spy scandal behind them

    President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the White House Monday. The meetings come nearly two years after Rousseff...
  • 50 years later, King's speech in Winnetka still resonates

    Nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., asked an audience of thousands gathered on the Winnetka Village Green to help him fight for housing equality and desegregation. "We must learn to live together as brothers, or we will all perish...
  • Parks and LaBonge, on their way out, are a contrast in styles

    Parks and LaBonge, on their way out, are a contrast in styles
    Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks marked the end of his legislative career miles from City Hall, clutching a jackhammer as it pulverized a broken sidewalk near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parks managed to rip into the city bureaucracy...
  • Obama brings Rousseff to King memorial to begin Washington visit

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama welcomed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to the White House on Monday for a delayed visit, then promptly took her out to see the sights. Obama brought Rousseff to the memorial honoring civil rights leader Martin...
  • Georgia's statehouse grounds to get statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

    ATLANTA Martin Luther King Jr.'s statue will soon rise on the statehouse grounds, just a few steps from a new plaza where demonstrations are now held. State Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Democrat who is acting as a liaison between the state and the King family,...
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  • June 29 Letters: Confederate battle flag

    It is disappointing to read reports of former Sen. Jim Webb's statement (– "Former Virginia senator defends Confederate flag," June 25) that "... our complex multicultural society is founded on the principle of mutual respect." Webb is a good man...
  • Hours after woman arrested removing Confederate flag in S.C., pro-flag rallies held

    Hours after woman arrested removing Confederate flag in S.C., pro-flag rallies held
    The Confederate flag was temporarily removed from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday when a woman climbed the flagpole and — despite calls by police to get down — removed the banner. Bree Newsome, 30, of Charlotte,...