- On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral Updated: May-02-15 11:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages," but the meticulous, 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented Saturday proved how profoundly the prairie city still considers the slain president its own.
- Hundreds rally in Minneapolis over mall arrests, Baltimore Updated: May-01-15 5:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Hundreds of people, including many high school students who walked out of school, rallied Friday in support of protesters arrested in December at the Mall of America.
- Pelosi calls for changes from police and justice system Updated: Apr-30-15 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Baltimore native whose father was the city's mayor, appealed for peace in her home town Thursday and said "something different" is needed from police and the justice system.
- Things to Know about the city of Baltimore Updated: Apr-28-15 7:43 pm
On Tuesday, swaths of East and West Baltimore erupted in flames amid riots that followed the funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died a week after suffering a critical spine injury while in police custody. In a startlingly segregated city struggling with failing schools, failing infrastructure, a failing economy and a police department under federal investigation, it seemed only a matter of time before this side of Baltimore boiled over.
- Key things to know about Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont Updated: Apr-28-15 7:28 pm
Key things to know about independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is expected to enter the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign on Thursday, according to people familiar with his decision:
- Riots in Baltimore the product of anger, deep dysfunction Updated: Apr-28-15 6:14 pm
BALTIMORE - Baltimore is crab cakes, the cobblestone walkways of Fells Point, a vintage baseball stadium, the retro weirdness of John Waters. Cherry blossoms line the streets of its affluent neighborhoods. They call it "Charm City."
- Doane College to display portraits of civil rights leaders Updated: Apr-27-15 4:35 pm
CRETE, Nebraska - A private liberal arts college in Crete is adding portraits of five civil rights leaders in an effort to remember the past and signal the school's hope for the future.
- Massachusetts marks 50th anniversary of King speech Updated: Apr-27-15 2:50 pm
BOSTON - The Legislature has paused from debating current day matters to mark 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
- Michelle Obama to give commencement speech at Chicago school Updated: Apr-21-15 9:40 am
CHICAGO - First lady Michelle Obama will give the commencement address at a Chicago high school this spring.
- Q&A: Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress? Updated: Apr-16-15 7:01 pm
RUSKIN, Florida - Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill.
- Martin Luther King Jr. mural sparks Alabama graffiti mystery Updated: Apr-16-15 8:35 am
- Honoring Jackie Robinson extends into orbit this year Updated: Apr-15-15 10:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year.
- Slave shackles unearthed on Alabama farm inspires book Updated: Apr-12-15 9:54 am
COLUMBUS, Georgia - Tony Watkins has fond memories of spending time with his great-grandmother in Lowndes County, Alabama.
- Gardner Taylor, preacher and civil rights figure, dies at 96 Updated: Apr-06-15 2:16 pm
NEW YORK - The Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, who was widely regarded as the dean of American preaching and who played a key role in the civil rights movement, has died. He was 96.