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Congressional Gold Medal Honorees

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  • Jefferson Thomas dies at 67; one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School

    Jefferson Thomas dies at 67; one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School
    Jefferson Thomas, one of nine students who in 1957 integrated a Little Rock, Ark., high school, a turning point for the civil rights movement, has died. He was 67. Thomas, who lived much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sunday of pancreatic...
  • Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist

    Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist
    Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89. Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...
  • Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
  • Pakistani doctor caught between counterterrorism and treason

     
    The treason conviction and 33-year prison sentence given the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Osama bin Laden last year has outraged U.S. leaders who see Shakeel Afridi as a hero in their campaign against terrorism. A Senate panel voted to slash...
  • Ticket Replay: Finally, female World War II pilots get their due

     
    A Congressional gold medal for 200 women who flew as military pilots during the war....
  • Give pioneering Marines rightful props

     
    It’s a seductive recruiting slogan: The Few. The Proud. The Marines. Yet, prior to 1941, the words bespoke a damnable irony. The few who served in the Marines were white. And the Corps stood proud of it. Even after President Franklin D. Roosevelt&#...
  • Man arrested in White House shooting has 'interest' in Obama

     
    White House arrest: The man detailed in connection with a bullet hole found in a White House window reportedly had an "interest" in President Obama, raising questions about whether the suspect was targeting the president....
  • Occupy Las Vegas is unusually cooperative, i.e. tourist-friendly

     
    Occupy Las Vegas: In contrast to other Occupy Wall Street offshoots, Occupy Las Vegas has embraced a more congenial type of protest....
  • Legendary astronauts awarded Congressional Gold Medals

     
    Space legends John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals on Wednesday....
  • Louis Zamperini deserves Congressional Gold Medal, lawmaker says

     
    A Texas congressman is seeking to present the congressional gold medal to 94-year-old Louis Zamperini, a World War II hero from Los Angeles who survived 47 days in a life raft in the Pacific and beatings as a Japanese POW...
  • Adams, Brown, Mica, Nugent, Posey, Webster – What have they done?

     
    Sunday's column focused on all six of Central Florida's Congressional reps in the U.S. House. My question for them: ”What have you accomplished this year?” No what you wanted to accomplished, wished you'd accomplished or tried to accomplish....