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  • Hundreds pay respects to Joe Dini in Yerington 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:01 pm
  • YERINGTON, Nevada - Several hundred of Joe Dini's friends, family and colleagues paid their last respects Tuesday at a funeral mass for the former, longtime Nevada Assembly speaker who was described as a quiet, humble man who became a "legislative giant" with a nose for compromise during more than three decades in the legislature.

  • Woman recounts historic 1964 flight around world 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:32 am
  • CINCINNATI - Recounting her history-making adventure 50 years later, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock plays it down as an enjoyable way to see the world.

  • Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:12 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling.

  • Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:41 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

  • Bush says education key to civil rights 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:31 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Former President George W. Bush has closed a three-day civil rights summit in Texas by saying education is the key for opportunity for poor and minority children and that he fears what he calls the 'soft bigotry' of low expectations is returning 50 years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

  • Obama meets with Wendy Davis in Texas 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:49 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - President Barack Obama met briefly Thursday with state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

  • Obama arrives at UT for civil rights summit 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:05 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - President Barack Obama has arrived at the University of Texas campus for his part in a civil rights summit.

  • Clinton: New voter restrictions are a step back 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:57 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, saying they threaten to roll back half a century of progress.

  • Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:54 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

  • For Obama, frustration in comparisons to LBJ 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:00 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Perhaps no historical analogy irks the White House more than the comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Lyndon B. Johnson, two Democrats who occupied the Oval Office a half-century apart.

  • LBJ summit celebrates law's 50th anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:59 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Four U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, are scheduled to headline a summit this week that commemorates the signing of a law 50 years ago that brought broad changes in America's social fabric.

  • 'Breaking Bad' actor's memoir due in fall 2015 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:35 pm
  • NEW YORK - Bryan Cranston is going to share some "secrets and lies."

  • U2, Linda Ronstadt among 25 albums to be preserved 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:12 am
  • WASHINGTON - U2's classic album "The Joshua Tree," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" and an early, influential Christian rock album will play on forever, or at least as long as the Library of Congress is around.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:46 am
  • The Journal Times of Racine, March 30

  • National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis reopening 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:30 pm
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee - One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black men, sitting in a line with knees near their chins, on the deck of a creaking slave ship headed across an ocean.

  • National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis reopening 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:02 pm
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee - One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black men, sitting in a line with knees near their chins, on the deck of a creaking slave ship headed across an ocean.

  • Historic southern Arizona ranch up for sale 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:05 pm
  • SASABE, Arizona - The owners of a historic southern Arizona ranch where past guests include President Lyndon B. Johnson and John Wayne said Wednesday they are holding out hope for a buyer.

  • Obama to speak at Mass high school, UC Irvine 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 2:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will speak at the graduation ceremony at Worcester Technical High School in June.

  • Obama will speak at UC Irvine graduation ceremony 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:35 pm
  • IRVINE, California - President Barack Obama will speak at the University of California, Irvine, commencement in June after students and staff delivered thousands of postcards requesting him, officials said Thursday.

  • Ex-Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss dies at 95 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 10:49 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Bob Strauss could work with anybody - Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Soviets, Israelis and Arabs. Playing the game and making the deal made his day.