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Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

2020-07-19T00:37:28+0000

The bridge became a flash point on March 7, 1965, as protesters, led by Mr. Lewis and other civil rights leaders, were stopped and beaten by state troopers as they marched to Alabama’s capital.


Lewis Gilbert, Director of ‘Alfie’ and 007 Movies, Is Dead at 97

2018-02-27T19:49:24+0000

Best known for his work with Michael Caine and Sean Connery, Mr. Gilbert also made action films (“Sink the Bismarck!”) and quieter ones (“Educating Rita”).


At Lewis Funeral, Obama Calls Filibuster a ‘Jim Crow Relic’

2020-07-30T21:54:06+0000

The former president has sharp words for Trump — and an increased focus on 2020.


Watch Full Video: Funeral for John Lewis

2020-07-30T13:58:29+0000

At the funeral for Representative John Lewis, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid tribute to the civil rights icon.


Pelosi and McConnell Pay Tribute to John Lewis at Capitol Ceremony

2020-07-27T16:59:55+0000

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, honored Representative John Lewis for his devotion to advancing civil rights.


After Death of John Lewis, Democrats Renew Push for Voting Rights Law

2020-07-21T14:43:07+0000

Democrats and activists who have long sought to update the Voting Rights Act say the proper way to honor the fallen civil rights icon is to pass it and name it in his honor. Republicans are opposed.


Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

2020-07-19T00:37:28+0000

The bridge became a flash point on March 7, 1965, as protesters, led by Mr. Lewis and other civil rights leaders, were stopped and beaten by state troopers as they marched to Alabama’s capital.


Amid a Pandemic, Supporters Hope John Lewis Can Still Lie in State in the Capitol

2020-07-18T23:43:34+0000

More than 40 people have lain in state in the Capitol after their deaths. Some in Congress want the civil rights icon and 17-term congressman to receive the honor, even as the building remains closed to the public.


2 Republican Senators Post Photos of Elijah Cummings in John Lewis Tributes

2020-07-18T22:19:10+0000

Marco Rubio and Dan Sullivan were each trying to honor Mr. Lewis on social media when they mistakenly posted photos of Mr. Cummings, a Black congressman who died in October.


Trump Weighs In on the Death of John Lewis, One of His Most Vocal Critics

2020-07-18T18:03:51+0000

The president, who once described Mr. Lewis’s district as “crime infested,” expressed his condolences on Twitter a day after the congressman’s death.



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Laurence Silberman, Conservative Touchstone on the Bench, Dies at 86

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 20:00:30 +0000

From his powerful perch on the D.C. appeals court, he voided gun controls and challenged press freedoms but also upheld the Affordable Care Act.

Kitten Natividad, Movie Star in Russ Meyer’s Bawdy World, Dies at 74

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:57:01 +0000

She was top-billed in his final feature, “Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens.” She was also his paramour and, he said, his favorite leading lady.

Tiffany Jackson, Texas Star Forward and W.N.B.A. Veteran, Dies at 37

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 20:02:32 +0000

She was an All-American in college and spent nine years as a pro. “I don’t think I’ve seen a player as competitive,” her college coach said.



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