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  • Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge

    Thousands of people crowded an Alabama bridge on Sunday, many jammed shoulder to shoulder, many unable to move, to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act....
  • Bloody Sunday anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge

    Bloody Sunday anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge
    Thousands of people crowded an Alabama bridge on Sunday, many jammed shoulder to shoulder, many unable to move, to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act....
  • Weeklong march honoring Selma anniversary begins Monday

    Weeklong march honoring Selma anniversary begins Monday
    A march commemorating the historic "Bloody Sunday" demonstration was set to begin Monday afternoon after several speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration pushed visitors to fight to restore the Voting Rights Act. As thousands marched across the...
  • Visitors to Selma bring range of views, emotions to bridge

    The people who gathered Sunday in Selma, Alabama, have a range of reasons for crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which remains an enduring symbol of the struggle for civil rights a half-century after marchers were beaten by law officers. Here's a look...
  • Reporter hopes to ask Obama about race

    Bill Plante was 27 when he covered the Selma marches for CBS 50 years ago. Plante is now 77 and has returned to Selma for CBS. He also will interview President Barack Obama on Saturday in Selma about the marches that led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. ...
  • Texas Hill Country blooms in the spring

    Texas Hill Country blooms in the spring
    Texas Hill Country is known for its giant oak trees, spring-fed creeks and scenic two-lane highways. This time of year, it's also known for wildflowers, especially bluebonnets, which line the highways with blooms that stretch for miles. Open country...
  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. The images were televised and captured in photographs: Police tear-gassed...
  • Tough decision for a veteran and Cubs fan

    Recently I picked up a national sports magazine that predicted the Cubs — yes, the doormat Cubs — would win their division in 2015.   My loyalty to the Cubs is inbred in my soul. I’m an old guy; I’ll turn 78 in April. I grew up...
  • Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

    In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before. The images were...
  • 'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students

    'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students
    At 91, Betty Ryan doesn't glamorize her decision to travel in 1965 to Selma, Ala., answering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for support at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement. "It just seemed like the right thing to do, the right place to...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: LBJ was a hero of Selma, too

    President Barack Obama will commemorate some real heroes this weekend in Selma, Ala. the African-American citizens and their white supporters who risked life and limb a half-century ago to achieve their constitutional right to vote. And as Georgia Rep....