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Many, including Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis and Hosea Williams, became household names. Others' stories are not as well known.
March 07, 2015
Thousands of people gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national correspondent Debbie Elliott in Selma.
March 07, 2015
At a time when many are connected to hundreds, if not thousands, of people on social media, a company called the Front Porch Forum is building smaller networks.
March 07, 2015
Mary Catherine O'Brien says when she first married her husband Greg in 1977, he was funny and outgoing. Alzheimer's disease has stolen much of that, she says, but the two are closer than ever.
March 07, 2015
The president, speaking at an even in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the march, said "our union is not yet perfect. But we are getting closer."
March 07, 2015
The sparrow-sized bird, native to Myanmar, hadn't been seen since 1941 when a team of scientists recorded its call and played it back, attracting more of the tan-colored subspecies.
March 07, 2015
Authorities say an officer was assaulted after responding to a call about reckless driving. It is not clear whether the man was armed.
March 07, 2015
A group of conservative representatives in the House are unhappy with House Speaker John Boehner and they want to replace him. Can they do it?
March 07, 2015
With unemployment dropping, the "misery index" is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren't Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.
March 07, 2015
The ill-fated airliner disappeared a year ago and despite an intensives search in the southern Indian Ocean, no definitive clues have turned up.
March 07, 2015
The exact role of the suspects, both from the insurgency plagued North Caucuses region, is still unclear. Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down in Moscow last week.
March 07, 2015
Rabbi Michel Serfaty and his Muslim assistants work in poor neighborhoods where many residents are immigrants from Islamic countries. January's terror attacks only made him more determined.
March 07, 2015
It's a country whose people are reluctant to report malpractice. But when a doctor prescribed "an astronomical dose of the wrong steroid" to his wife, Kunal Saha was determined to blow the whistle.
March 07, 2015
The two suspects, detained in the killing a week ago of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, are said to be from Russia's North Caucasus region.
March 07, 2015
It's the third fiery derailment of trains carrying Bakken crude oil in three weeks, raising more questions about the volatility of the oil and the safety of the tank cars used to transport crude.
March 07, 2015
The data show former detainees a bit more likely to join insurgents than they were six months earlier. But the most recently-released are less likely to do so.
March 06, 2015
Questions about Hillary Clinton's reliance on a private email account when she was Secretary of State will dog the likely presidential hopeful — and the administration she worked for — for months.
March 06, 2015
The NSA leaker, living in exile in Russia, made the remark while speaking via video link to an audience in Geneva.
March 06, 2015
By the numbers, February was a good month for job creation. But while there is plenty of hiring, there are still many part-timers who want more work and struggle to balance the jobs they do have.
March 06, 2015
U.S. ranchers want consumers to know their meat came from cattle "raised in America." Meatpackers argue such labels add cost without much benefit. A trade dispute could soon make the labels disappear.
March 06, 2015

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