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2006-02-07 12:56:40

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, three former presidents and thousands of others filled a Georgia church on Tuesday to mourn Coretta Scott King, who took up the fight for racial equality in America after the assassination of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968. Mrs. King, seen by many as the "first lady" of the U.S. civil rights movement, died last week in a Mexican alternative health clinic at the age of 78, after...

2006-02-07 15:35:00

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia -- Speakers took a rare opportunity to criticize U.S. President George W. Bush's policies to his face at the funeral on Tuesday of Coretta Scott King, widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Civil-rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery and former President Jimmy Carter cited Mrs. King's legacy as a leader in her own right and advocate of nonviolence as they launched barbs over the Iraq war, government social policies and...

2006-02-07 15:32:14

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, three former presidents and thousands of others filled a Georgia church on Tuesday to mourn Coretta Scott King, who took up the fight for racial equality in America after the assassination of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968. Mrs. King, seen by many as the "first lady" of the U.S. civil rights movement, died last week in a Mexican alternative health clinic at the age of 78,...

2006-02-07 12:52:46

LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - Thousands of people including President George W. Bush and three former presidents filled a Georgia church on Tuesday to mourn Coretta Scott King, who took up the fight for racial equality in America after the assassination of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968. Mrs. King, seen by many as the "first lady" of the U.S. civil rights movement, died last week in a Mexican alternative health clinic at the age of 78, after complications from ovarian...

2006-02-07 01:30:00

By Adam Tanner CARSON CITY, Nevada (Reuters) - Democrat Jack Carter, 58, the son of former President Jimmy Carter formally announced a run for the U.S. Senate on Monday in his first bid for elected office. With his parents sharing a stage in the Nevada capital, Carter invoked many of the same themes his father used to rise from relative obscurity to win the Democratic nomination in 1976 and go on to become president. "All we need is a return to our core American values and new leadership,"...

2006-02-06 20:25:14

By Adam Tanner CARSON CITY, Nevada (Reuters) - Democrat Jack Carter, 58, the son of former President Jimmy Carter formally announced a run for the U.S. Senate on Monday in his first bid for elected office. With his parents sharing a stage in the Nevada capital, Carter invoked many of the same themes his father used to rise from relative obscurity to win the Democratic nomination in 1976 and go on to become president. "All we need is a return to our core American values and new...

2006-01-20 14:48:53

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Jack Carter, the son of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, said on Friday that he was running to become a U.S. senator from Nevada and would make a formal announcement next month. "I'm disturbed by the Bush administration policies," Carter told Reuters in explaining his decision to enter politics at age 58. "I don't like the partisan bickering." Still bearing his family's trademark Georgia accent, Carter said he moved to Nevada a little more than three...

2005-12-27 07:48:02

By Tony Gieske LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Founded in 1939, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama do not ask your pity, even though they are down to two boys since the death of George Scott in March. The last two founding members, Jimmy Carter and Clarence Fountain, formed the core of a seven-man group that pretty much raised the beautiful new roof of the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday. This was mainly accomplished by Carter, 73, who after a half-century on the road still gets...

2005-12-05 23:29:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, have joined with a labor group in urging full recognition of worker's rights in the lead-up to International Human Rights Day on Saturday. December 10 marks the anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which urges basic rights for workers including the right to organize. "We call upon every nation on this International Human Rights Day to abide by...

2005-09-19 18:46:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Electronic voting machines should have paper trails to keep track of votes cast and all voters should present photo IDs, a panel recommending ways to restore confidence in the U.S. election system said on Monday. The bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, led by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, made 87 recommendations for strengthening the integrity of a process shaken by voting controversies, including the...


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2009-02-16 19:57:50

The Swamp Rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) is a species of cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the southern United States. Swamp rabbits are skilled swimmers and often cross streams, ponds and rivers. It will also hide from predators by sitting in shallow water, exposing only its nose to the air to breathe. It is similar in appearance to other cottontails, although it is among the largest members of the genus. An adult Swamp Rabbit weighs between three to six pounds. Males...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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