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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...

2005-08-26 14:37:45

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., faces an extended stay in an Atlanta hospital, where she is recovering from a stroke that left her partly paralyzed, her doctor said on Friday. King, 78, has been unable to walk or speak at length since August 16, when she fell ill in her Atlanta home. The civil rights matriarch will remain at Piedmont Hospital for at least another month to receive physical and speech...

2005-08-21 20:19:18

By Tabassum Zakaria CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez joined anti-war protesters near U.S. President George W. Bush's ranch on Sunday to meet with military families who want troops pulled out of Iraq. "You know in the first march I went on against the war in Vietnam there were 10 of us," Baez said as she met with a group of women whose sons died in Iraq or were being deployed there. "This is huge," she said. Hundreds of anti-war supporters sat on fold-out chairs...

2005-08-16 13:37:15

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has been admitted to an Atlanta hospital with an undisclosed condition, a hospital official said on Tuesday. "She is here and is resting comfortably," said Diana Lewis, a spokeswoman for Piedmont Hospital. Lewis would not give any details on why King, 78, was brought to the hospital or when she had been admitted. King was briefly hospitalized at the same hospital...


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.