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TV Land Yanks 'Dukes of Hazzard' Amidst Confederate Flag Debate
The 1980's TV show featured characters Bo and Luke Duke, who drove The General Lee, an orange Dodge Charger with a Confederate flag painted on the roof.
Two Oscar Music Nominees Talk Music at the Movies
Hans Zimmer and Common talk separately about their music inspirations on 'Popcorn with Peter Travers'.
50 Years After Freedom Summer, Civil Rights Vets Fear Rollback
ABC News’ Jennifer Hansler reports: “There’s been some progress,” Wally Roberts said. “People are not murdered for registering to vote these days.” As a Freedom Summer volunteer, Roberts was one of about 1,000 volunteers who descended upon Mississippi in 1964 to register voters and bring...
Obama Honors Clinton, Oprah With Medal Of Freedom
President Obama today awarded the National Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to 16 Americans, saying, “Their extraordinary lives remind us all of the beauty of the human spirit, the values that define us as Americans, the potential that lives inside of all...
President Obama to Honor Oprah, Bill Clinton, Ernie Banks With Medal of Freedom
What do former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and baseball great Ernie Banks have in common? They are among the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom that President Obama will honor at the White House later this year. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom...
IRS No Stranger to High-Profile Scandals Involving Presidents, Civil Rights Leaders, Religious Groups
From FDR to Martin Luther King Jr. to Nixon, the IRS Has Had Its Share of Scandals
Martin Luther King's Final Speech: 'I've Been to the Mountaintop' -- The Full Text
King Talked About Dying in a Memphis Speech the Day Before His Assassination April 4, 1968
Obama honors 'agents of change'
President Obama on Wednesday presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian honor, to 16 actors, athletes, activists, scientists and humanitarians. Among those honored at a White House ceremony were former Irish president and U.N. human rights commissioner Mary Robinson,
The Racial Controversy That Cost Sen. Sessions a Judgeship in 1986
“You can’t dwell on those things,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., recently told the Examiner’s Byron York. “If I had been confirmed as a judge (in 1986), I’d be reading briefs today. How can you complain about that?” Sessions, the just-named...
California Gay Marriage Backers Poised to Try Again in 2010
Same-sex marriage backers in California, anticipating a loss in court, are preparing to make their case at the ballot box in 2010 rather than waiting until 2012. "The right time is now," San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom told ABC News. "And if that means going back in 2010, I couldn't be more