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Linda Brown Smith stands in front of the Sumner School in Topeka, Kan., on May 8, 1964.  The refusal of the public school to admit Brown in 1951, then nine years old, because she is black, led to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.  In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the "separate but equal" clause and mandated that schools nationwide must be desegregated.  (AP Photo)

Linda Brown, student in Brown v. Board of Education case, dies at 76

The girl who ended segregation in America's public schools has died. Linda Brown brought the lawsuit against the segregated schools of Topeka, Kansas, that eventually became the landmark 1954 case Brown vs. the Board of Education, in which the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools as "inherently unequal." Published March 26, 2018

In this photograph taken late Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, a Spirit Airlines craft waits to take off from a runway at Denver International Airport. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Spirit Airlines apologizes to Parkland survivor for flight attendant's gun control speech

A Florida school-shooting survivor who supports the Second Amendment was subjected by a flight attendant Thursday to a speech in favor of this weekend's gun-control march. Kyle Kashuv, who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and has appeared on Fox News to support gun rights since, said the incident happened on a Spirit Airlines flight to Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Published March 22, 2018

Hillary Clinton delivers the commencement address to Medgar Evers College graduates at Barclay's Center, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday, June 8, 2017. Seated at left are Reena Evers-Everette, and Daniel Evers-Everette, the daughter and grandson of Medgar Evers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Democrats now more educated than Republicans, Pew survey finds

According to a Pew Research Center poll released this week, Democrats are now the party of college graduates, especially those with post-graduate work. Meanwhile, people with a high-school degree or less, by far the larger group, slightly lean toward Republicans. Published March 22, 2018