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Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities. Tens of thousands of people joined to commemorate the "Bloody Sunday" march of 1965 and take stock of the struggle for equality.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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Madison police response to shooting contrasts with Ferguson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Within hours of a white officer shooting an unarmed black man, the police chief of Wisconsin's capital city was praying with the man's grandmother, hoping to strike a conciliatory tone and avoid the riots that last year rocked Ferguson, Missouri.

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GM plans $5B stock buyback, avoids showdown with hedge funds

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has headed off a potentially divisive proxy fight by agreeing to buy back $5 billion in stock by the end of next year.

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Russian court charges 2, detains 3 others in Nemtsov killing

MOSCOW (AP) — Five men were behind bars Sunday either charged or suspected in the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, but details remained unclear in the case that has shaken Russia's marginalized and struggling opposition movement.

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Chad and Niger troops move to attack Boko Haram

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Forces from Chad and Niger opened a new front in the regional military fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, as army vehicles full of soldiers crossed the border into northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said Monday.

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APPLE WATCH ANTICIPATION: Features, functions unveiled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday.

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Fed rate hike talk weighs on global stocks

 

LONDON (AP) — Global stocks fell Monday as last week's strong U.S. jobs data continued to reverberate around markets, with traders thinking it's now more likely that the Federal Reserve will start to raise interest rates in the summer.

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University of Oklahoma frat to close over racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma fraternity will close and its members will be suspended after the group's national headquarters says a video of members participating in a racist chant was posted online.

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