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Obama to mark 50th anniversary of MLK’s ‘dream’ speech

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama will mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech by speaking from the same steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama takes second oath, faces more divided US

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, listen to Taps after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Barack Obama, battered yet still popular after a bruising first term as president, raises his right hand on Sunday to be sworn in for another four years as the leader of an America that is, perhaps, as divided politically and socially as at any time since the US Civil War 150 years ago.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Museum to open balcony where Martin Luther King was shot

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DrMartinLutherKing.net

The motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee where US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 is being opened to the public, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama uses King speech to attack obstructionism


US President Barack Obama dedicated the new Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, using the occasion to attack Republican obstructionism as he girds for a bruising 2012 reelection battle.

Posted: October 17th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »