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MLK Day celebrated despite government shutdown

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 1/21/19, 12:58 pm

The partial government shutdown nearly halted an Atlanta-area celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, as America marked the 90th birthday of the preacher, speaker, and civil rights activist Monday. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, home of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the civil rights icon preached, had closed because of the shutdown. It reopened Monday for a commemorative service with the help of a grant from Delta Air Lines.

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Stalemate goes on after Trump’s deal rejected

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/21/19, 10:19 am

UPDATE: President Donald Trump on Sunday called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., irrational after she rejected his immigration proposal that, if accepted, could have ended the monthlong partial government shutdown. Democrats “turned down my offer yesterday before I even got up to speak. They don’t see crime & drugs, they only see 2020,” the president tweeted.

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Beleaguered Women’s March draws a crowd

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/19/19, 04:46 pm

Hampered by winter weather, the government shutdown, and organizational strife, the annual Women’s March drew a smaller but still sizable crowd Saturday in Washington, D.C. Anger toward President Donald Trump fueled the first march on the day after his inauguration in 2017, but the event has grown to include a variety of causes such as environmentalism, abortion advocacy, immigration reform, and race relations.

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