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  • Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett: Allentown perfect place to honor Coretta Scott King's birthday

    Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett: Allentown perfect place to honor Coretta Scott King's birthday
    Sixty years ago, African-American mother Mamie Till-Mobley insists on an open casket for her brutally lynched son, 14-year-old Emmett Till, and the front-page photos electrify a nation. Fifty years ago, transcending discriminatory electoral practices,...
  • Was 1965 music's greatest year ever?

    Here in the media-saturated 2010s, we get to relive the events of the momentous 1960s in an inexorable year-by-year march. Last year, the Beatles re-invaded America. Next year, 50th-anniversary journalism will see to it that the miniskirt and "Star Trek"...
  • Commentary: When a person's words become someone else's

    "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Screenwriters James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck wrote this famous line for the John Ford-directed 1962 film "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," starring John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. Such a...
  • Keeping the dream alive

    A number of Aurora youngsters received inspiration Saturday, thanks to a visit from Naomi King, sister-in-law of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who met them at a special luncheon held at Two Brothers Brewing Company in Aurora. King, who is currently on...
  • 8 Atlanta educators sentenced to prison in school cheating scandal

    8 Atlanta educators sentenced to prison in school cheating scandal
    Eight Atlanta educators convicted of conspiracy to boost students’ test scores received stiff sentences Tuesday in a school cheating scandal that sparked an emotional debate over race, testing and the prospect of sending elementary school teachers...
  • 'Lincoln never dies' - finding his resonance 150 years later

    In the oak-paneled hush of the reading room overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, Karen Needles mostly works alone — but always in good company. Five mornings a week, Needles signs in at the National Archives, often wearing an Abraham Lincoln T-shirt,...
  • Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

    Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?
    Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill. Q: Who is he? A: Doug Hughes, 61, delivers the U.S. mail...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, April 16, the 106th day of 2015. There are 259 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On April 16, 1945, during World War II, a Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea torpedoed and sank the MV Goya, which Germany was...
  • Emanuel, Garcia campaign across Chicago in final weekend before election

    Emanuel, Garcia campaign across Chicago in final weekend before election
    During the final weekend of campaigning, Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on the attack Saturday against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for comments the challenger has made about waiting until after the election to determine how to raise more money for the cash-...
  • Black college seeks to recapture social justice voice

    More than half a century ago, a small Baptist seminary in Middle Tennessee was a fertile seedbed of social justice that produced several giants of the civil rights movement. But American Baptist College, formerly American Baptist Theological Seminary,...
  • Sarah Brady, gun control advocate and widow of James Brady, dies at 73

    Sarah Brady, gun control advocate and widow of James Brady, dies at 73
    After the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, nearly everyone knew that White House spokesman James Brady had been shot in the head and partially paralyzed in the attack by a mentally deranged assailant, John W. Hinckley Jr. But...