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Local Woman Celebrates Her 106th Birthday

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — “Happy birthday to you…”

Friends and family sing the familiar song as they gather at a Hill District church to celebrate Lillian Allen’s 106th birthday. 300 more words

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Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman.

A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Foster wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend. 107 more words

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This Just In: Prison Commitments in Wisconsin are Unconstitutional

In my previous article, I wrote about Wis. Stat. § 50.20(1)(ar) and how it is being used by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to force powerful psychotropic medications on non-dangerous inmates.    942 more words

Law

States rights, civil rights and the concept of equality

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 The Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, that upheld the right of a state to place an issue regarding affirmative action on the ballot, and then enact it based on the will of a majority of the voters. 865 more words

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'Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison'

Book fans wanting more fact than fiction in their summer reading material will enjoy “Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison” by Carol Ruth Silver. 333 more words

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