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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Missouri serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday after his appeals were exhausted, a prison official told KSDK-TV, St. Louis.

Killer says he was 'flat-out crazy' in racist spree that killed 21

JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A serial killer scheduled to be executed in Mississippi says he was "flat-out mentally ill" during a four-year rampage inspired by racial hatred.

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Smiley, Jordan show support for Jackson Jr., before sentencing

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Two prominent African-Americans have weighed in as character witnesses for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., who was convicted of stealing campaign funds.

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New U.S. Navy ship named for Medgar Evers

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers said the ship she christened in San Diego this weekend will keep her late husband's memory alive.

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WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The Iraq Study Group touted its bipartisan stance in 2006 but a report says its members are back to taking opposite sides in the 2008 U.S. presidential race.

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'Monica' the musical ready to go

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- "American Idol" castoff Frenchie Davis has been cast as President Clinton's White House secretary Betty Currie in New York's "Monica! The Musical!"

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Vernon Eulion Jordan, Jr. (born August 15, 1935) is a lawyer and business executive in the United States. He served as a close adviser to President Bill Clinton and has become known as an influential figure in American politics. An African American, Jordan has been a leading figure in the civil rights movement.

Jordan lived in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1950s, where he earned money for college as chauffeur to former mayor Robert Maddox. He was an honor graduate of David Tobias Howard High School. He graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, in 1957. He earned a law degree at Howard University School of Law in 1960. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi and Sigma Pi Phi fraternities.

Jordan then returned to Atlanta to join the law office of Donald L. Hollowell, a civil rights activist. The firm, including Constance Motley, sued the University of Georgia for racist admission policies. The suit ended in 1961 with a Federal Court order demanding the admission of two African Americans, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton E. Holmes. Jordan personally escorted Hunter past a group of angry white protesters to the university admissions office.

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