Perhaps the most significant martyr in the struggle for civil rights prior to Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, Medgar Evers galvanized the civil rights movement in his life and also in his death.
By PBS NewsHour
James Earl Chaney lived in Mississippi his entire life. Michael Schwerner spent six months in the state and Andrew Goodman had been there only a day.
By PBS NewsHour
The 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, which killed four young girls, shocked the city of Birmingham and the world.
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S Supreme Court Tuesday struck down a congressional ban that made it a crime to distribute or possess computer-generated images of minors engaged in sexual acts.
NBC's "Today" program on Monday announced plans for a monthly on-air book club, picking up an idea Oprah Winfrey says her syndicated talk show is phasing out.
A federal appeals court in Manhattan threw out three police officers' obstruction-of-justice convictions in the Abner Louima torture case, citing insufficient evidence.
Singer, guitarist and songwriter George Harrison succumbed to cancer at a friend's Los Angeles home Thursday afternoon. His wife Olivia and son Dhani, 24, were at his side.
After decades of civil war and years of drought, Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian crisis of "stunning proportions" according to the United Nations.
By News Desk
The observance of Labor Day began over 100 years ago.
A United Nations conference against racism got off to a contentious start in Durban, South Africa over whether to include controversial anti-Israel language in the meeting's final declaration.
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