March on Washington 50th anniversary

Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!

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Video: In Play compiles the five most memorable political events that happened inside the Beltway this summer. See if you agree with our selections.

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Video: The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe talks about why prominent Republicans were absent from the podium during the March on Washington anniversary ceremony.

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Video: Kamala Harris talks with Nia-Malika Henderson about how the civil rights movement influenced her, and how being a woman influences her priorities as California's attorney general. The rising Democratic party star discusses speculation about her appearance and her political future.

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Video: In this week's Throwback Thursday, Nia-Malika Henderson pays tribute to some of the youngest participants in the March on Washington, who would inherit a more unified country because of that day's events.

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Video: Clarence B. Jones, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s former attorney, adviser and confidante, contributed some of the 1,700 words that changed a nation in the "I Have a Dream" speech. He joins Nia-Malika Henderson to discuss that speech, and the legacy of King's words.

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Skydiving governor, March on Washington, Russian art seizure, Curiosity photographs Martian lunar eclipse and more.

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Quotes from the March on Washington anniversary

Speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington included Presidents Obama and Clinton, Oprah and other public figures and members of the King family.

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PostScript: Milbank and the GOP's claims on MLK

Readers respond to Milbank on attempts to link King to the GOP.

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'President Obama believes there must be accountability'

Are we about to bomb Syria?

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Vincent Gray's remarks at the Lincoln Memorial

"Full freedom and democracy were and are still denied to the people who literally live within sight of the Capitol dome."

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CNN, MSNBC to offer rare re-broadcasts of King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

Both networks, presumably, had to pay to use the footage, which is still kept under tight control by King's estate.

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Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

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The black-white economic gap, charted

If anything, the wealth disparities have grown even wider since the recession.

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Obama on MLK

President Obama's less than memorable speech.

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Martin Luther King III calls for progress and love at Lincoln memorial

The son of the famed civil rights leader spoke at the same spot his father did 50 years ago.

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Reflecting on the leadership of Martin Luther King

Love is a word so missing from today’s politics it seems strange even to mention it.

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Obama should stop comparing himself to King

President Obama stacks up poorly next to Martin Luther King Jr.

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O'Reilly still bashing racial 'grievance industry'

A summer of consistency for the Fox News host.

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Federal agencies urged to allow telework on Wednesday

OPM warns of traffic delays from events related to anniversary of King speech.

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Black faith leaders urge Congress to toughen gun laws

The open letter to Congress is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington.

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Is King's dream still alive?

King's dream, both in practice and in principle, remains a work in progress.

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The state of voting rights' fights in the states

There are a series of fights over who can vote and when. A state-by-state look.

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50 years is not enough

The simple fact that the law is no longer explicitly racist does not mean every child is born with the same opportunities.

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Seriously, Fox News?

"50 years after March on Washington, some see rap music as a problem" - actual Fox chyron.

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Honor the dream by honoring the women of the movement

Women were the backbone of the civil rights movement, but Rosa Park's is the only female civil right's hero most Americans know.

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Martin Luther King's other great speeches

A sampling from King's less famous but equally powerful remarks.

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Where is "I Have a Dream" speech now? George Raveling has it.

Fifty years ago, a young man simply asked Martin Luther King Jr. for it.

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The differences between Democrats and Republicans over race, in three charts

A Pew poll shows most Republicans say the country has made "a lot" of progress. A majority of Democrats say they see shorter strides.

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The problem with colorblindness

You can't fix a problem if you can't even talk about it.

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King, in context

As a biblical studies professor, I emphasize the importance of reading biblical texts in their historical and literary context to avoid turning them into bumper sticker slogans.

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Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream. We have work to do.

As a white man who has led four Episcopal Church institutions, I am increasingly aware of how enmeshed our church is in the institutional racism that we decry so vocally.

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Douglas and Zeta-Jones are separating, and Baldwin handles the paparazzi in his own way. Plus, an Oprah sighting.

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Fifty years ago: A day to remember, the weather on the day of the MLK dream speech

The weather for the March on Washington in 1963 was not at all the way it was remembered afterward.

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‘We need a Bayard Rustin today’

Were it not for the skill of the openly gay activist for racial and economic equality the world might never have heard of King's dream.

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John Lewis: 'This moment has been a long time coming, but change has come'

In 1963, Lewis was the youngest person to speak at the March on Washington.

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On the question of race, Obama picks his moments

On the question of race, President Obama picks his moments to weigh in.

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Bill Clinton: MLK 'did not die to hear his heirs whine about political gridlock'

“We don’t face beatings, lynchings and shootings for our political beliefs anymore."

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King's dream: Waiting with perseverence

OPINION: The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington is our wake up call

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus tweet the anniversary event

Black members of Congress tweet their anniversary experience

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