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Jay Z, Beyonce make cameos at Coachella [VIDEOS]

Jay Z, Beyonce make cameos at Coachella [VIDEOS]

INDIO, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Music's most high-profile couple made brief appearances at Coachella on Saturday.
Kate Stanton
World wide web inventor: The web needs a digital bill of rights

World wide web inventor: The web needs a digital bill of rights

LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee -- its inventor -- said the web needs a digital bill of rights to protect its users.
Ananth Baliga

World Wide Web inventor calls for an online Magna Carta of rights

LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- The designer of the World Wide Web has called for a Magna Carta for users, to insure the independence of the medium and the rights of its users.
Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Grammy Awards air Sunday, January 26.
Kate Stanton

Net neutrality case; win, loss or much ado about nothing?

The hot topic on the Internet last week -- and no doubt this week and beyond -- was a U.S. appellate court's overturning of the "net neutrality" concept under which the Internet has operated.
JIM ALGAR, United Press International

Caroline Kennedy's daughter pays respects to JFK at British memorial

Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Tatiana Schlossberg speaks at British service to mark 50th anniversary of her grandfather U.S. President John F. Kennedy's death.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

Bay Psalm Book up for auction

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A copy of the Bay Psalm Book is set to be sold at auction, and New York City auctioneer David N. Redden believes it may bring in as much as $30 million.

Jay Z announces North American concert tour

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Hip-hop star Jay Z says he will kick off the North American leg of his "Magna Carter World Tour" Nov. 30 in St. Paul, Minn.
'Crash My Party' tops U.S. album chart

'Crash My Party' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Luke Bryan's 'Crash My Party' tops U.S. album chart

Luke Bryan's 'Crash My Party' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'The Civil Wars' tops U.S. album chart

'The Civil Wars' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Civil Wars' self-titled CD is the No. 1 album in the United States, Billboard.com said Wednesday.
'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke tops U.S. album chart

'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Selena Gomez' 'Stars Dance' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez's "Stars Dance" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Magna Carta... Holy Grail' tops the U.S. album chart

'Magna Carta... Holy Grail' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- Jay Z's "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Magna Carta Holy Grail' tops U.S. album chart

'Magna Carta Holy Grail' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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Magna Carta
A 1297 Original of the Magna Carta was unveiled at the National Archives in Washington on March 3, 2008. David Rubenstein recently bought the historical document at auction so that he could give it to the National Archives for display. The Magna Carta dates to 1215 when England's King John acceded to the demands of his barons acknowledging the concept that no man is above the law. It is considered a milestone in constitutional thought and formed the basis of the American Bill of Rights 500 years later. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic)
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Magna Carta is an English charter, originally issued in the year 1215 and reissued later in the 13th century in modified versions, which included the most direct challenges to the monarch's authority to date. The charter first passed into law in 1225. The 1297 version, with the long title (originally in Latin) The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, and of the Liberties of the Forest, still remains on the statute books of England and Wales.

The 1215 Charter required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties, and accept that his will was not arbitrary, for example by explicitly accepting that no "freeman" (in the sense of non-serf) could be punished except through the law of the land, a right which is still in existence today.

Magna Carta was the first document forced onto an English King by a group of his subjects, the feudal barons, in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their privileges. It was preceded and directly influenced by the Charter of Liberties in 1100, in which King Henry I had specified particular areas wherein his powers would be limited.

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