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WASHINGTON DC 28 Aug 2013 “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago
On 28 Aug 1963, civil rights campaigner and Baptist pastor Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and made a speec

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WASHINGTON DC 28 Aug 2013 “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago
On 28 Aug 1963, civil rights campaigner and Baptist pastor Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and made a speech widely recognized as a masterpiece of rhetoric . Decades later, the words are easily recognizable. The speech for some 250,000 supporters at the March on Washington outlined his dream for racial equality. Today’s black leaders will have words to say on the anniversary about whether today’s African Americans are living King’s dream. King, who was assassinated in 1968, missed out on seeing an

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War-ravaged country marks year of gains

August 22, 2013 - SOMALIA

On 22 Aug 2012 Somalia inaugurated its first parliament since 1991, and in the following month the members of parliament elected civic activist Hassan Sheikh Mohamud president in the first such vote on Somali soil since 1967. He beat the outgoing president, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, in a run-off vote.

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UNITED STATES 1 Aug 2013 Controversial contraceptive mandate in effect
The national mandate requiring contraceptive coverage in health-care programs comes into effect on Aug 1 despite a rash of lawsui

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UNITED STATES 1 Aug 2013 Controversial contraceptive mandate in effect
The national mandate requiring contraceptive coverage in health-care programs comes into effect on Aug 1 despite a rash of lawsuits seeking to block its implementation. Legal challenges from the Catholic hierarchy and other religious entities against the mandate climbed to 60 in Apr 2013 and the issue is expected to end in the United States Supreme Court. The mandate is part of the Affordable Care Act of the Barak Obama administration.

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