Topic: Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Why MLK Memorial is one of the last new structures on the National Mall

    Decoder Buzz Why MLK Memorial is one of the last new structures on the National Mall

    The MLK Memorial, which the public gets a glimpse of Monday, is between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. Its centerpiece is a 30-foot statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Elvis Presley: His five greatest songs

    Elvis Presley: His five greatest songs

    Elvis Presley fans gathered at the Graceland Memorial in Memphis today to show appreciation for The King. It is the 34th anniversary of the day Elvis died on Aug. 16, 1977 at his home. Fans remember the romantic crooner whose gyrating hips and curled lip were the stylistic signatures of an icon who permanently altered American music and pop culture. Elvis grew up with musical influences of pop and country. Although Elvis had many hits, here's our compilation of the best five. What's your favorite?

  • Top 5 conservative holidays

    Top 5 conservative holidays

    Commemorating a day to call attention to a political cause has long been a tactic of liberals and those further out on the left. For instance, there's Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, Gay Pride Day, May Day, and so on. Conservatives, by contrast, have largely stuck to fighting battles over the "true meaning" of traditional holidays observed by people of all political stripes, such as Christmas, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. Still, conservatives have tried to come up with holidays to tout, with varying degrees of success. Here are our top five:

  • California becomes first state to mandate gay history in curriculum

    California becomes first state to mandate gay history in curriculum

    On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the first-of-its-kind bill to include gay history in the California social studies curriculum.

  • On debt talks, Obama optimistic GOP will do 'the responsible thing'

    On debt talks, Obama optimistic GOP will do 'the responsible thing'

    Obama acknowledged Wednesday that entitlement programs are on the table in deficit and debt talks. He said he hopes Republicans, who oppose new tax revenues, will see a need to 'move off their maximalist position.'

  • Intense Israeli lobbying stalls Gaza flotilla

    Intense Israeli lobbying stalls Gaza flotilla

    A US contingent is bringing Arabic translations of a book about Martin Luther King Jr., saying they want to show Palestinians that nonviolent resistance can work. But they're stuck in Athens.

  • Casey Anthony trial: Witness refutes duct tape as murder weapon

    Casey Anthony trial: Witness refutes duct tape as murder weapon

    A top forensic pathologist said Saturday in the Casey Anthony trial that Caylee, 2, was already dead when duct tape was affixed to her face. Prosecutors say the tape was the murder weapon.

  • Feeling winds of Arab Spring, Israel douses sparks of Palestinian uprising

    Feeling winds of Arab Spring, Israel douses sparks of Palestinian uprising

    The trial of Palestinian protest leader Bassem Tamimi underscores Israel's eagerness to prevent small-scale demonstrations from turning into a broader movement.

  • In Pictures John Edwards through the years

    Former Sen. John Edwards poses in his North Moore High School Mustangs varsity football team uniform during his senior year in Robbins, N.C., in 1970.

  • Opinion Newt Gingrich and the adultery question

    Newt Gingrich's candidacy revives an old question: How relevant is adultery when it comes to choosing a president?