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Bond remembered for civil rights work after his death at 75

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:34

FILE- In this July 8, 2007, file photo shows NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, and it was his steady demeanor that helped him persist despite the inevitable difficulties involved, his wife recalled.


Rap movie storms box office chart

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:30
Rap movie Straight Outta Compton makes a surprise debut at the top of the US and Canada box office this weekend, with takings of $56.1m (£35.8m).
Categories: BBC World News

Trump shows for jury duty but isn't nominated

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:28

GOP presidential wannabe looked 'bored like the rest of us'

       

First female soldiers to graduate from Army Ranger School

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:20

Two female soldiers will graduate from the Army’s legendary Ranger School this week.

       

Mass protests held across Brazil

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:17
Hundreds of thousands of people take part in protests across Brazil, calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
Categories: BBC World News

French company buys Tenn.-based logistics provider

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:12

Though the purchase price wasn't disclosed, it is expected to be an almost $800M deal

       

10. Fly Away - 5 Seconds of Summer

iTunes Top Ten - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:07
Sounds Good Feels Good (Deluxe)
5 Seconds of Summer

Expected Release Date: October 23, 2015
Total Songs: 17
Genre: Pop
Price: By Song Only
Copyright ? 2015 Capitol Records Ltd.
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

Leahy: U.S.-Cuba harmony will take time

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:01

Full rapprochement between USA and Cuba will take more time, senator says.

       

Nikkei shrugs off weak growth data

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:54
Japan's Nikkei index rises, despite fresh data showing the country's economy contracted during the second quarter of the year.
Categories: BBC World News

Get ready for ads on the moon

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:48

Most people outside of Asia are unfamiliar with Pocari Sweat, a Japanese sports drink that tastes like Gatorade and resembles, well, sweat.

       

Israeli forces kill Palestinian attacker in West Bank

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:35

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the man approached border police officers manning a checkpoint on Monday and told them he felt unwell.

       

Bosses earn '183 times average worker'

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:22
The average pay of FTSE 100 chief executives is 183 times more than the average full-time worker, research suggests.
Categories: BBC World News

9 things to know about the corpse flower at Denver Botanic Gardens

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:21

Can't stop hearing about this amazing corpse flower at the Denver Botanic Garden? It's supposed to bloom any day now. But before it opens an...

       

Teen Choice: 1D say 'massive thank you'

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:05
The British boy band notched up eight wins at the Teen Choice awards, and they weren't even there to pick them up.
Categories: BBC World News

Eight charter schools set to open in Washington state - The Spokesman Review

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:03

Yakima Herald-Republic

Eight charter schools set to open in Washington state
The Spokesman Review
SEATTLE – While most public school children are grabbing their last moments of summer vacation at the beach or the pool, many Washington students who signed up to attend one of the state's new charter schools are getting ready to enter the classroom ...
Looking Ahead: 9 charter schools in Washington's second yearYakima Herald-Republic
Washington's 9 charter schools get ready to open their doorsDeseret News

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'Evenings' at Starbucks: Coffee shop to sell wine, craft beer, small plates

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:49

The coffee company steps up its push into adult beverages this week.

       

Carson sprinkles fair speech with humor, anecdotes

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:42

Retired brain surgeon turned candidate says ‘Working together ... we can save our nation.’

       

Texas rebuff of immigrant IDs leaves U.S.-born kids without proof of birth

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:39

Children without birth certificates might have trouble enrolling in school.

       

Mich. state reps' sordid affair made staffer's job 'untenable'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:37

Romantic embraces, office naps and call from distressed spouse were too much for staffer.

       

Mich. state reps' sordid affair made staffer's job 'untenable'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:37

Romantic embraces, office naps and call from distressed spouse were too much for staffer.