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  • Politicians, the press and sex

    Politicians, the press and sex
    Beverly Gage, a Yale University historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital...
  • Schools should be closed for Veterans Day

    Schools should be closed for Veterans Day
    The many ceremonies in the Lehigh Valley on Veterans Day giving tribute to the men and women of our armed services is a testimony to the gratitude those in attendance have for the freedoms our veterans fought to protect. Unfortunately, conspicuously...
  • Former Georgia Gov. Sanders dies

    Former Georgia Governor Carl E. Sanders, Sr., a statesman, businessman and philanthropist, champion of education and better government, died Sunday. He was 89. As a young man, Sanders gave up his role as a quarterback at UGA to go off to fight a war, now...
  • Awards breakfast honors Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee Inc. of The Villages will present its 12th annual Commemorative Awards Breakfast scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Savannah Center at 1545 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages. This year's theme...
  • John Doar dies at 92; key Justice Department civil rights lawyer

    John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
  • Researcher reopens issue of FBI's effort to discredit Martin Luther King

    Nearly 50 years ago, a series of events involving sex, official corruption and a most unlikely ending began unraveling in Washington. It was plot that makes anything seen on the fervid television series “Scandal” look tame. The...
  • Review: 'Worth Fighting For' by Rory Fanning

    Review: 'Worth Fighting For' by Rory Fanning
    To kill for your government, you must believe in what you're doing. If you don't, you walk away. And you keep walking. So it went for Chicago resident Rory Fanning. In his new book, "Worth Fighting For," Fanning shares the story of his walk across the...
  • Louisiana Senate race likely to hinge on black vote

    Standing on a street of abandoned lots interrupted by the occasional dilapidated shotgun house, a campaign worker for Sen. Mary L. Landrieu looked down at the list of addresses where she was to knock on doors and assumed there had been a mistake. The...
  • Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters

    Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters
    Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle a close, contentious race for governor and decide an unusually large number of ballot questions as well as races for U.S. SenateĀ andĀ House, the General Assembly and the County Board. Missing election...
  • Homeless: What others think about Fort Lauderdale's restrictions

    Homeless: What others think about Fort Lauderdale's restrictions
    Readers from outside South Florida weigh in on Fort Lauderdale's restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors. Seize the opportunity The law to ban feeding the homeless in public should remain, however, you have a citizen willing to put forth time,...
  • AFI Fest: Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' battles for spotlight

    "American Sniper" had a tough act to follow Tuesday night at AFI Fest. Clint Eastwood's latest film was announced this week as the festival's secret screening just as "Selma" director Ava DuVernay decided to preview her entire Martin Luther King Jr....