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2005-08-16 12:27:03

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has been admitted to an Atlanta hospital, 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 further details on King's condition or when she had been brought to the hospital. King, 78, was treated earlier this year for a heart condition at the same hospital.

2005-07-26 18:13:35

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Construction of a memorial honoring slain U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. would get a boost under legislation approved on Tuesday by congressional negotiators to inject $10 million in public matching funds for the project. Under a deal crafted by negotiators from the Senate and House of Representatives, the federal government would contribute $10 million to help build the memorial in Washington if a private foundation raises an...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'