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A Royal Wedding That Affirms Truly Noble Values

Prince Harry of Wales, sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, will marry the American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday, with all of the ceremony and global hoopla that the British royalty inevitably attracts. Harry is the son of Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the late Princess Diana. What's notable about Prince Harry, however, is not so much the royal blood that he inherited, but the royal values that he has chosen to express.

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Trump's 'New Deal for Blacks' Was Dealt From the Bottom of the Deck

African-American unemployment has reached its lowest levels ever. President Donald Trump boasts about this on the stump, naturally claiming credit for a recovery that began after his predecessor, Barack Obama, saved an economy that was in free fall. Trump says he's delivering on his promised "new deal for blacks." Don't fall for the hype.

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Face the Truth to Move Toward Reconciliation

If we don't know the whereas, the therefore doesn't make sense. Witness the ovens in Auschwitz and Treblinka, and then you can understand the creation of Israel.

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The Hope of a Way to Peace Through Talks with North Korea

President Donald Trump's decision to meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un opens new possibilities.

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Strike Is One More Step Toward Lawless Presidency

"Mission accomplished," announced President Donald Trump after the U.S., France and England unleashed over 100 missiles on Syria in reaction to the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people.

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Winnie Mandela Bore Scars of Battle, Helped Heal Nation

This week, Winnie Madikizela Mandela will be laid to rest and honored at a state funeral in South Africa. To many, she was loved as the "mother of the nation" even in her final days.

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We Must Continually Fight to Carry On King's Work

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination comes amid a fierce struggle for the soul of America.

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The Poverty Crisis 50 Years After King Assassination

April 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, shot down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

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Our Most Vulnerable Live in Poverty

Our news is driven by scandal, crisis, and tragedy. A bridge falls in Florida. Trump insults someone in a tweet. Stormy Daniels sues the president, and his lawyers file motions against her. Facebook allows the personal data of 50 million people to be used without their knowledge. And so on.

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Trump Does the Right Thing with North Korea Move

Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat for his snap decision to talk face to face with Kim Jong-un of North Korea. His aides caution that the meeting may never take place, that concrete conditions must be met for it to happen.

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