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Amelia Boynton Robinson noted as fearless, tireless leader

A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence black people faced while fighting for the right to vote.

9/11 survivor seen in iconic photo covered in dust dies

A New Jersey woman shown covered in dust in an iconic photo taken after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City has died.

Teen falls to his death from fire escape on Uptown condo

On the weekend before he was to start 11th grade at Minneapolis Southwest High School, Blake Fannin fell four stories early Sunday while climbing on a fire escape.

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said.

Fridley math teach Evelyn Vietz had special connection with students

For a teacher, there’s no higher praise than kudos from students. And Evelyn “Evie” Vietz got plenty of them after teaching math for 34 years in the Fridley School …


Dr. James 'Red' Duke, once-familiar TV doctor, dead at 86

Dr. James "Red" Duke, a trauma surgeon who attended to Texas Gov. John Connally on the day of the Kennedy assassination before going on to become a familiar television doctor, died in Houston on Tuesday at age 86.


Biden, congressional colleagues pay homage to Louis Stokes

Mourners say Ohio's first black congressman left an enduring legacy of justice and fairness in a world that didn't always treat him kindly.


Obituary: Joseph Murphy, world traveler, mountaineer

Always the thrill-seeker, Joseph Murphy Jr. spent his childhood climbing farmhouse rooftops and scaling grain silos, teetering on the edge until he was forced to retreat back down to …


Yvonne Craig, Batgirl from 1960s 'Batman' series and Elvis co-star, dead at 78

Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl on the ABC 1960s series of “Batman” died Monday. She was 78.