Debbie Elliott

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British Prime Minister Faces Pressure To Reform Northern Ireland's Abortion Laws

Monday, May 28, 2018

Pressure is mounting for British Prime Minister Theresa May to reform Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws. Members of her own Conservative party are joining the Labour Party to call for change after Friday's vote in Ireland to liberalize abortion restrictions.

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How A Mule Train From Marks, Miss., Kicked Off MLK's Poor People Campaign

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. chose Marks as a starting point for the economic justice fight because of the entrenched poverty he saw there. Today, poverty remains a challenge in Marks.

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New Lynching Memorial Is A Space 'To Talk About All Of That Anguish'

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opens Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., and includes monuments to victims of lynchings. Organizers say it's time "to confront the brutality."

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Lynching Memorial In Alabama Will Reflect On U.S. History Of Racial Terror

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opens in Montgomery, Ala., this week and is devoted to the victims of lynching. It reflects on the nation's history of racial terror, from slavery to the more than 4,000 African-Americans lynched between 1877 and 1950.

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After MLK's Death, Coretta Scott King Went To Memphis To Finish His Work

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Four days after her husband was killed, Coretta Scott King led a march in Memphis. The act reflected her role as a partner in the struggle for civil rights. "I was impelled to come," she said.

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50 years After MLK Assassination, What Comes Next?

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

In Memphis and across the nation, thousands are gathering — and some are protesting — to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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News Brief: New Tariffs On Chinese Goods, YouTube Shooting, MLK

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The Trump administration announced new tariffs on Chinese goods on Tuesday and China vowed to reciprocate. Also, the investigation of the shooting at YouTube's California offices continues.

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Memphis Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Memphis is holding events to remember civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago this Wednesday.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Cause: Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

A sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tenn., would end up being King's last cause. As the nation marks 50 years since the civil rights leader was assassinated, we look back at King's final speech.

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The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike: King's Last Cause For Economic Justice

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

They wanted better working conditions and higher pay, but they needed help strategizing. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Memphis to help.

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Sanitation Workers Took Trucks Off The Road To Honor 2 Killed 50 Years Ago In Memphis

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Thursday marks 50 years since two sanitation workers were killed in a grisly accident in Memphis. Their deaths set the stage for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be in that city for a protest. While there, he was assassinated.

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In Louisiana, NFL Anthem Protests Threaten Saints' Tax Breaks

Thursday, December 21, 2017

President Trump's tweets are keeping the pressure on NFL players who use the national anthem to protest police brutality. In Louisiana, the debate has led to boycotts of games and calls for the Saints to lose their state tax breaks.

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After Special Election, Alabama Will Send Democrat To Senate For First Time In 25 Years

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Doug Jones is the first Democrat to win a Senate election in Alabama in a quarter century. Although he wasn't a household name in the state before the campaign began, Jones has a long history in state politics.

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Remarkable Win Sends Democratic Candidate To U.S. Senate

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones overcame tough odds to win the special election in the very red state of Alabama. He beat Republican Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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All Eyes Are On Alabama's Special U.S. Senate Election

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In Alabama, the U.S. Senate special election has been a contentious race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore. A look back at what both candidates' visions are and what the race has been about.

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Before Voting Begins, A Look At Alabama's Special Senate Election

Monday, December 11, 2017

One of the most contested and high-profile special Senate elections of recent times is drawing to a close in Alabama. A day before voting begins, a look at where Republican Roy Moore stands against Democrat Doug Jones.

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Reaction To Trump's Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Saturday, December 09, 2017

President Trump appears at the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum even as the NAACP and civil rights activists say his presence is an insult.

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells A Difficult Story

Friday, December 08, 2017

Mississippi, a battleground in the struggle for civil rights, has been slow to embrace its racist past. A new state-funded museum tells the story.

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News Brief: Trump To Call Jerusalem Israel's Capital, Endorses Roy Moore

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

President Trump is planning to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which has big repercussions in the Middle East. Also, Trump endorsed Roy Moore, who faces sexual assault allegations.

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Bannon Campaigns For Roy Moore

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is still campaigning after allegations of sexual assault from decades ago. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon joined Moore on Tuesday.

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