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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2014 19:12)

Fifty Years After the Civil-Rights Act, Let`s Take ``Yes`` for an Answer

Why not move forward in developing a genuinely color-blind society?

(WASHINGTON DC) - Signing of the Civil Rights Act During the second week in April, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas hosted a summit on civil rights, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

THE ECONOMIST noted that, "The fact that the Civil Rights Act can now be the subject of a major conference is, in itself, a sign of how much this country has changed since its passage..."

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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 15:15)

Museum by Moonlight Seuss Edition- A Sneak Preview of ``The Art of Dr. Seuss`` Exhibit

Celebrating the life and art of Theodor Seuss Geisel, "The Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibit chronicles his life and career with a focus on the common artistic links throughout his nearly 70 years of creativity.

(PORTLAND) - suess exhibit Join the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum for a sneak preview of "The Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibit before it opens to the public at Museum by Moonlight on Thursday, May 22.

This rare glimpse into the arti stic life of Theodor Seuss Geisel features rare and never-before-seen works from the 1920's to 1990's.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-07-2014 13:02)

Understanding Marx

Review of Crisis and Change Today by Peter Knapp and Alan J. Spector

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Karl Marx Knapp and Spector have written a superb introduction to Marxist thought, a much-needed one, since reading Marx can be a daunting task. The grand old man's prose is often ponderous, abstract, and complex, so many readers can't discern his full meaning.

Crisis and Change Today is a lucid presentation of Marx's ideas, explaining his views on history, economics, politics, and philosophy in a way that makes them understandable and also does justice to their complexity.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-07-2014 12:37)

World War Two Pictorial

Great pics... the men may have flown them but the women built them!

(SALT LAKE CITY) - Some of these were taken in New Mexico back in the mid 70's when working at Heller's Camera in Bethesda MD. there was a reference book with a color photo of the battleship Pennsylvania in an advanced base sectional dock, somewhere in the Pacific in about 1944.

The quality of the photo made it clear that it was shot with a large format camera, which is puzzling since it was not thought that Kodachrome (the only modern color film of the time in the US)

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Salem-News.com (Apr-01-2014 15:25)

The Twitter Revolution Of @wnicholasgomes

Salem-New.com's Human Rights Ambassador works endlessly for peace and mankind and Twitter is an exciting part of the process.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Twitter Revolution William Nicholas Gomes is Salem-News.com's Human Rights Ambassador. He advocates for people the world over, rallying support through his online work.

Twitter has proven to be an excellent tool for reaching larger numbers than ever, the job Mr. Gomes performs for this world is never ending, as so many nations fail to follow international law, instead allowing terrible crimes to take place unchecked.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-31-2014 09:23)

Kelly Slater Wins Oakley Wave of the Winter Powered by Surfline

11-time World Champ also claims CLIF Bar Overall Performance Award for stellar Pipe season

(HUNTINGTON BEACH GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Kelly Slater 11-time World Champ Kelly Slater's no-handed Pipeline bomb earned top honor as the Wave of the Winter for the 2013-14 North Shore season.

After much scrutiny of a host of top rides, the expert judging panel of Gerry Lopez, Pancho Sullivan and Ross Williams declared Slater the winner based on wave size, degree of difficulty of maneuvers, style, and an overall "heaviness" factor.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2014 11:01)

In the Asylum, all you can do is Laugh: Preparing for the Great Debate, or Some Such Thing

“Soldiers on both sides should shoot their officers and go home”. - George Bernard Shaw

(NANAIMO, Vancouver Island) - Lunatic Asylum Church Decades ago, during my first sojourn to the Emerald Isle, my backpack and I ended up on the steps of a strange establishment called “The Walnut House”, on the outskirts of Limerick.

I was exhausted and broke, and not especially picky about where I'd rest my head, so I ignored the odd look in the proprietor's eyes and paid for a night.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-28-2014 10:11)

A Christian Sentenced to Death

A Session court in Lahore sentenced Sawan Masih to death.

(LAHORE, Pakistan) - Sawan Masih, a Pakistani Christian Sawan Masih a Christian resident of Joseph Colony Lahore, who was accused of blasphemy in March 2013, as a reaction over 150 houses were burnt by the Muslims.

Additional Session Judge Chaudhry Ghulam Murtaza sentenced Sawan to death and a fine of 200,000 Rupees under section 295 C.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-21-2014 18:33)

The Other Side of Grief: Asia Bibi`s Appeal Deferred Again

It is very obvious that judges are under pressure. Governor Salaman Taseer and Federal Minister Shahbaz Bhatti were assassinated, there is no other reason to it.

(ISLAMABAD) - Asia Bibi After three years, Asia Bibi’s children would be hoping to see their mother at home as her case was fixed for hearing before a division bench. Asia Bibi’s appeal was taken up at the Lahore High Court - LHC, her supporters praying that the conviction for blasphemy was inconsistent with the evidence.

The court may reduce her sentence, if do not grant acquittal altogether.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-21-2014 18:17)

Slow Writers

I never saw a city boy yet who was worth a damn. - Ernest Hemingway

(DAYTONA BEACH) - old typewriter William Styron was a great novelist and there he has the advantage over me. But he wrote only four books, and there I have the advantage over him.

In a touch less than fourscore years and ten, I've written a guidebook to Inuit cuisine, a puff piece on Alaska seiners' purloining of the Prince Rupert salmon fishery, an apologia for the Gulf oil spill, two anthologies of G.I. pornography and a novel banned both in Boston and the Campfire Girls' reading list.

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