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2005-12-09 09:29:45

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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