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  • Selma, 50 years after march, remains a city divided

    Selma, 50 years after march, remains a city divided
    In preparation for the weekend's goings-on, Selma city workers put up barricades downtown, outside Carter Drug. In the 1960s, the drugstore served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement because its soda counter would not serve black customers. As...
  • 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary brings the world, and traffic woes, to Selma

    'Bloody Sunday' anniversary brings the world, and traffic woes, to Selma
    Barbara Giles does not judge people by the color of their skin, but by the skill of their parking. "Look here at this one," she says, letting her hands fly up momentarily from the steering wheel of Dallas County school bus 09-SE1. "Just parked halfway...
  • Modern civil rights movement expands on classic methods

    Modern civil rights movement expands on classic methods
    As black Americans erupted in protest across the country last year, the St. Louis rapper Tef Poe told fellow activists: "This ain't your grandparents' civil rights movement." That's true. Today's movement is a complex machine whose work extends far...
  • Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River

    Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River
    An oil train derailment and spill in northwest Illinois poses an "imminent and substantial danger" of contaminating the Mississippi River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Saturday. The spill from the derailment, which occurred Thursday,...
  • Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded

    Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded
    Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and others have blamed the current measles outbreak on children illegally crossing the southern border of the U.S. "Children sick, healthy, you name it — poor, ill-educated, just tens of thousands of...
  • To Polar Bears, cold-water plunge is cheap therapy, nature's church

    To Polar Bears, cold-water plunge is cheap therapy, nature's church
    On the plus side, the ocean waves were rolling, not frozen in mid-curl, and the calendar read March, so the city's third-coldest February on record was over. Nevertheless, it was undeniably, brutally cold as snow fell on the sand at Coney Island on...
  • In West Texas oil boomtowns, 'the end is near'

    In West Texas oil boomtowns, 'the end is near'
    Fear blew in fierce over a patch of West Texas late last year, falling fast and without warning through gray skies to alight on the shoulders of men and women who depend on oil for their livelihoods. Oil that was once $100 a barrel started selling for...
  • Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level

    Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level
    As President Obama fights in Congress and the courts to preserve the nation's sweeping healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act faces still another threat to its viability: Republicans in statehouses, many bucking governors of their own party eager to...
  • Love letters in the wall: A historical mystery

    Love letters in the wall: A historical mystery
    J. Edwin certainly loved Annie. But did Annie love him back? A century ago, a lovesick young man wrote passionate letters, brimming with longing and desire, to his girlfriend. "You make me so mad with love," he wrote in one missive dated Aug. 22, 1916....
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation caps months of growing concerns

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation caps months of growing concerns
    Rumors swirled for years, prosecution documents piled up, but each time a whiff of impropriety surfaced, Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes managed to distance herself. Her first brush with a state investigation was in 2010, when the Oregon attorney...
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faces call to resign amid scandal over fiancee

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faces call to resign amid scandal over fiancee
    It's not a question an elected official wants to hear at a widely broadcast news conference about his official conduct, but it was one of the gentler ones thrown at Oregon's embattled Gov. John Kitzhaber last week: "Have you been blinded by love?" His...