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50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

July 2 (UPI) -- Fifty years after the United States banned discrimination with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state of equality in America is hardly settled.
Charlene Pacenti
Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Congress honored the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Gabrielle Levy
Hillary greets supporters on book tour

Hillary greets supporters on book tour

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) --The Hillary Clinton book tour came to Arlington, Va., as more than 1,000 supporters lined up at Costco to get four seconds with the former Secretary of State.
Gabrielle Levy
John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Rep. John Lewis,D-Ga., said he opposes President Obama's nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the federal court, endangering a delicate deal to fill seven vacancies on the state bench.
Gabrielle Levy
White House to hold ceremony dedicating postage stamp to Harvey Milk

White House to hold ceremony dedicating postage stamp to Harvey Milk

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) --The White House, the USPS, and the Harvey Milk Foundation will hold a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony to celebrate the Harvey Milk forever postage stamp.
JC Sevcik
John Lewis dances to Pharrell's Happy

John Lewis dances to Pharrell's Happy

March 20 (UPI) -- John Lewis celebrated International Day of Happiness by dancing to Pharrell's "Happy."
Gabrielle Levy
Biomarker predicts which prostate cancer patients will get worse

Biomarker predicts which prostate cancer patients will get worse

NASHVILE, Tenn., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian researchers identified a biomarker that predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or spread.

Store thanks girl, 5, for 'adorable' apology letter

CAMBRIDGE, England, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A British department store manager said Twitter helped him find a 5-year-old who mailed an apology and payment for breaking a Christmas decoration.

Okapi calf going on display at Los Angeles Zoo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens announced the facility's first-ever okapi calf is going on display to the public.
House ethics panel won't probe eight congress members arrested

House ethics panel won't probe eight congress members arrested

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee decided against pursuing an investigation into the arrests of eight House members at a Washington rally in early October.
8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Eight congressional Democrats were arrested Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol while demonstrating for immigration law reform.
Obama: Black/white wealth gap has grown since 1963

Obama: Black/white wealth gap has grown since 1963

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said some blacks have had "unimaginable" success, but the wealth gap between blacks and whites has grown since the Civil Rights era.
King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Voting rights were a main topic when tens of thousands gathered in Washington, nearly 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
Cantor working with Democrats on Voting Rights Act

Cantor working with Democrats on Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Republican lawmaker Eric Cantor is talking with Democrats about restoring parts of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in June.
Rally planned for 50th anniversary of King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

Rally planned for 50th anniversary of King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A Washington rally marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech "is not a commemoration but a continuation," sponsors said.
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