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Martin Luther King Day

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  • News this week has been a strange-go zone

    News this week has been a strange-go zone
    Improbably this week, Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, said she and her city intend to sue Fox News on the grounds that the famously opinionated cable news channel had claimed that certain areas of the City of Light were "no-go areas" for non-Muslims....
  • Family day turned to tragedy in Annapolis mansion fire

    Sunday was a fun-filled day for the Boone and Pyle families. Lexi, Katie, Charlotte and Wes Boone spent the day with their doting grandparents, Don and Sandra Pyle. They went to Medieval Times in Hanover for dinner and a show of brightly dressed...
  • Are Americans really dumb enough to worry about food containing DNA?

    A recent university survey found that 82% of Americans support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. No big surprise there; a perennial argument by advocates for labeling is that most people want things that way. (Labeling initiatives...
  • McAuliffe: That horse could have outrun a lion

    McAuliffe: That horse could have outrun a lion
    Doctors drained a liter and a half of blood from one of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's lungs over the last few days, but don't worry, he plans to leave the hospital here Thursday. "I don't want to jinx it," McAuliffe said Wednesday evening. "I hope, guys, I'...
  • MLK Day: Historic prison plans readings of King's 1963 letter from jail

    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it's fitting that a former prison will present readings of historic words the civil rights leader wrote from a jail cell. The Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia has scheduled daily readings this...
  • Rauner order aims to improve minorities' opportunities

     Rauner order aims to improve minorities' opportunities
    Gov. Bruce Rauner marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by signing an executive order requiring labor unions and companies that do business with the state to report on how many minorities and veterans participate in apprenticeship and training programs....
  • Capital Prep-Mercy Girls Basketball Game: 'A Great Environment'

    Capital Prep-Mercy Girls Basketball Game: 'A Great Environment'
    Despite the lopsided score, the Capital Prep-Mercy game on Monday at the University of Hartford was a rousing success, drawing almost 2,000 people to watch a girls basketball game. Capital Prep, No. 1 in The Courant's state rankings, beat No. 2 Mercy 88-...
  • Thousands celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Miramar parade

     
    Some spectators didn't need to travel far to watch the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, taking in shade in their backyards....
  • Hate speech spray-painted on Montgomery County home on MLK Day

    Hate speech spray-painted on Montgomery County home on MLK Day
    CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say they're investigating a hate crime after a racial epithet was found spray-painted on a garage door in Chevy Chase on Martin Luther King Day. Police say a neighbor saw the slur, painted in big...
  • Capital Prep Girls Dominate Mercy, 88-48

    Capital Prep Girls Dominate Mercy, 88-48
    WEST HARTFORD – Kiah Gillespie got up at 7 a.m. Monday and was ready to play. Her teammate Desiree Elmore was so ready she said she would have played at 3 in the morning. But the Capital Prep girls basketball team, No. 1 in the Courant's...
  • Recent police shootings add significance to L.A. King day celebration

    Recent police shootings add significance to L.A. King day celebration
    Tens of thousands of people lined up along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Los Angeles on Monday for the 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade, celebrating the life of the legendary civil rights leader while dancing to the beat of marching bands and...