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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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Sacramento rallies for reform, one protester injured

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/02/18, 11:13 am

Saturday protests drew hundreds to downtown Sacramento, where the family of Stephon Clark, who was killed by police on March 18, called for police reforms. The 22-year-old’s family spoke at a rally Saturday afternoon organized by Matt Barnes, a Sacramento native and former NBA player. Clark’s fiancée, Salena Manni, appeared on stage with his two young sons. “All he wanted to do was go see his sons again, and unfortunately he can’t,” Clark’s uncle, Curtis Gordon, said at the rally.

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Transgender troop policy puts military readiness first

Sexuality | President Donald Trump accepts recommendations for limits on transgender service
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/30/18, 01:49 pm

President Donald Trump late last week ordered the adoption of a new policy on transgender individuals and military service. The policy, proposed by Defense Secretary James Mattis in a memo last month, restricts military service, but with narrow exceptions, to individuals able to serve according to their biological gender and with no history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

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