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So much has transpired—both good and unfortunate—in the 50 years that have passed since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was felled by an assassin’s bullet. And though this day commemorates the anniversary of that fateful day, it feels right to focus our attention on the life that he lived while here, instead of lamenting his…

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Noted author, poet laureate and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was found dead Wednesday morning by her caretaker. She was 86. During her lifetime, Angelou saw many things and she wrote about them with great depth and emotion. Her seminal book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” is mandatory reading in many high schools…

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