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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Martin Luther King Jr.: A lesson in freedom for conservatives and libertarians

    Martin Luther King Jr.: A lesson in freedom for conservatives and libertarians
    One of the great ironies of history and contemporary politics is that the word “freedom,” so central to Martin Luther King Jr.’s life’s work, has largely come to be associated with conservative and libertarian groups whose use of...
  • Parade, art museum activities, honor King's legacy

    Parade, art museum activities, honor King's legacy
    Shelia Burkhalter and her 8-year-old daughter, Sydney, spent Monday afternoon cutting out maps, drawing and writing in matching books titled, "My personal journey." The Burkhalters were participating in a day of activities at the Walters Art Museum to...
  • Storeowner reopens store after relative was murdered

    Storeowner reopens store after relative was murdered
    Recovering from four bullet wounds, Jose Melo's wife begged him not to go on Monday, but he would not hear of it. Eleven days had passed since Melo last worked at his small corner store in Southwest Baltimore. On that day — Jan. 9 — he had...
  • Polar vortex sequel: Winter storm bringing heaps of snow to Northeast

    Snow began falling in parts of the Northeast on Tuesday, the vanguard of a major storm that has already led to the cancellation of thousands of flights, an unexpected closure of some federal offices and even prompted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to drop...
  • Hundreds gather for MLK day of service

    Hundreds gather for MLK day of service
    Patricia Meade made sure she had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday Monday. The Joliet woman used a vacation day to take the day off from work so she could join about 450 people in Joliet to give back to the community by volunteering....
  • Boys' Basketball: Seahawks beat Oilers in annual MLK matchup

    Boys' Basketball: Seahawks beat Oilers in annual MLK matchup
    For the past eight years, the Huntington Beach and Ocean View boys' basketball teams have played on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and, like so many of their preceding games, Monday's nonleague matchup went down to the wire. This time, it was Ocean View...
  • The income inequality debate is now in the mainstream

    Whether it's because President Obama recently highlighted the issue or because most Americans are really feeling the pain, the debate over income inequality is now part of the mainstream kitchen-table debate. That's the conclusion to be drawn from a...
  • History coming to life

    History coming to life
    The boy who once required military intervention to attend a high school in Arkansas will be a warmly received guest at a high school in Huntington Beach. That's the symbolic truth as Terrence Roberts — one of the black students known as the...
  • 'I, Frankenstein' likely soft as 'Ride Along' coasts to win

    The Kevin Hart and Ice Cube comedy "Ride Along" has little to fear at the box office as "I, Frankenstein," the only new film in wide release, will likely have trouble coming to life. The 3D horror-action hybrid, starring Aaron Eckhart as Victor...
  • TV ratings: 'American Idol' leads the night as ABC, NBC grow

    TV ratings: 'American Idol' leads the night as ABC, NBC grow
    With a fresh round of auditions in Detroit, "American Idol" was again the top-rated show on the major networks Wednesday night and gave Fox a comfortable win, though as expected it fell from last week's premiere. The Motor City visit, kicking off the...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg to receive Harold Lloyd award for contributions to 3-D

    Jeffrey Katzenberg to receive Harold Lloyd award for contributions to 3-D
    Harold Lloyd, the silent film star and daredevil comedian, was known for taking risks, most memorably dangling from a clock tower on South Broadway in the 1923 movie "Safety Last." DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg has performed no...