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A teenage Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passen...
Rosa Parks is well-known for her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Montgomery, Ala., in December 1955. But Parks' civil rights protest did have a precedent: Fifteen-...
Members of the Muslim community leave the East London Mosque after prayers b...
Jihadi John, runaway schoolgirls, no-go zones: the headlines are everywhere in Great Britain.If you are Muslim in Britain, you can't get away from them. If you're Salman Farsi, you're often at the...
More than 600 Porto city buses and taxis have been fitted with routers to pr...
Board any city bus in Portugal's second-largest municipality, Porto, and you've got free Wi-Fi. More than 600 city buses and taxis have been fitted with wireless routers, creating what's touted as...
The U.S. Supreme Court seemed closely divided Monday as it heard arguments testing how far states may go to prevent political parties from drawing congressional district lines to maximize partisan...
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Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." That quote often comes up in the context of new...
A surprise political announcement Monday — the longest-serving woman in Congress, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, said she will not seek reelection next year. Mikulski was first elected...
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