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Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appealed Saturday to a vast, predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values and honor Martin Luther King's message. Civil rights leaders who accused the group of hijacking King's legacy held their own rally and march.
The popular conservative talk show host turned preacher Saturday, telling a large crowd gathered on the National Mall that in order to restore America's honor, it must "turn back to God," as he stood on nearly the same marble steps from which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech 47 years ago.
"I am going to Texas, and you can go to hell," was the kiss-off line Rep. Davy Crockett had for his Tennessee constituents after they failed to re-elect him in 1834. Crockett's post-congressional career was short but immortal.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina flooded more than 80 percent of this city, the Army Corps of Engineers says billions of dollars of work has made the city much safer and many of its defenses could withstand a storm as strong as the deadly 2005 hurricane.
New requests for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, the first decline in a month and a hopeful sign after a raft of negative economic reports.
The courts have been less than friendly to pro-life causes in the past - see Roe v. Wade - but this week's ruling came as a resounding victory for those opposed to spending federal dollars on embryonic stem cell research.
Consolidation over the past decade has left just four big carriers in control of 90 percent of the wireless market, making it harder for small and regional companies to compete, according to a government report released Thursday.
The suffragists who 90 years ago won voting rights for women would likely shake their heads in wonder at this election, with its "mama grizzly" candidates and high-stakes woman-vs.-woman showdowns.
As parents rush to fill their children's backpacks with back-to-school supplies, the White House quietly set the stage for a dramatic change dictating what will be taught in public schools.