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2006-01-31 15:56:05

By Karen Jacobs ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the front of the fight for racial equality in America after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, has died at age 78, friends and family said on Tuesday. Mrs. King, who had been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, died in Mexico where she had been seeking possible alternative treatment, a family spokeswoman told Reuters. "Mrs. King was in Mexico for observation and consideration of...

2006-01-31 09:52:35

(Please read in seventh paragraph ... President and Mrs. Bush are deeply ... instead of ... I'm deeply ...) A corrected story follows: By Karen Jacobs ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the front of the fight for racial equality in America after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, has died at age 78, friends and family said on Tuesday. King died overnight, the family said in a statement. She suffered a debilitating stroke and heart attack in...

2006-01-31 07:55:07

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the forefront of the fight for racial equality after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, has died at age 78, U.S. media reported on Tuesday. She had suffered a stroke and a heart attack in August. Coretta Scott King played a major back-up role in the civil rights movement until the death of her husband, Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on a Memphis motel balcony on April 4, 1968, while supporting a...

2006-01-31 07:46:58

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the forefront of the fight for racial equality after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, has died at age 78, U.S. media reported on Tuesday. She had suffered a stroke and a heart attack in August. Coretta Scott King played a major back-up role in the civil rights movement until the death of her husband, Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on a Memphis motel balcony on April 4, 1968, while supporting a...

2006-01-31 07:29:39

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, has died, NBC reported on Wednesday.

2006-01-31 07:20:04

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, has died, NBC reported on Wednesday.

2006-01-31 09:37:53

by Karen Jacobs ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the front of the fight for racial equality in America after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, has died at age 78, friends and family said on Tuesday. King died overnight, the family said in a statement. She suffered a debilitating stroke and heart attack in August. Mrs. King's steely determination, grace and class won her millions of admirers inside and outside the civil rights movement....

2005-12-09 09:29:45

Study found players had little reaction to unsettling images They're at the top of many people's holiday gift list, but violent video games can change a person's brain function and desensitize them to real-life violence, a new U.S. study suggests. The study included 39 male undergraduate students who provided information about how often they played their five favorite video games and the levels of violence depicted in those games. The students were then assessed for their irritability and...

2005-11-02 19:16:28

By Tom Brown DETROIT (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners, some of whom waited for hours in the cold, paid a final tribute on Wednesday to Rosa Parks, who galvanized the U.S. civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in the segregated South a half a century ago. Former President Bill Clinton said her simple act of civil disobedience in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama "ignited the most significant social movement in American history." The casket carrying...

2005-10-30 22:22:52

By John Poirier WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks became the first woman to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Sunday, a tribute usually reserved for presidents, soldiers and politicians. Thousands of people, in a line snaking from the front of the Capitol into the National Mall, waited to pay respects following a private tribute attended by President George W. Bush and other dignitaries. Park's casket was carried by members of the National Guard as a...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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