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A brutal thing

History | Washington’s ‘living memorial’ to the Holocaust
by Kim Henderson
Posted 4/26/18, 02:19 pm

May 14 is the 70th anniversary of the date Israel became an independent country. It had sufficient international support to do that, over violent opposition from surrounding Muslims, because of the Holocaust, the murder of 6 million Jews during World War II. This year is also the 25th anniversary of the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum just off the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Kim Henderson visited it recently.

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Memphis remembers MLK 50 years after his death

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/04/18, 12:09 pm

Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., his family, colleagues, and those affected by his legacy are gathering at events across the country to remember him, particularly in Memphis, Tenn., where King was gunned down April 4, 1968, on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel. King, who was 39, was in Memphis to protest the low pay and poor working conditions of the city’s sanitation workers. On Wednesday, the union he supported led a march in his memory. Other events in the city feature the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and U.S. Rep.

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The doctor in the break room

New York | A look back to when New York department stores delivered employees’ babies and set broken bones
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/14/18, 02:10 pm

A New York moment:

Visiting some of the tech startups here in “Silicon Alley” (I’m proud of learning that term recently, even though it’s been around for years), you’ll see offices providing free cold brew coffee on tap, free meals, and free yoga classes. Last year I attended Google’s barnburning annual party for its New York employees, involving free shrimp, elaborate sets, confetti cannons, and live bands.

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