Kindergartners line up on their first day of school at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in the Lower 9th Ward three years ago. While school leaders say they want diverse schools to reflect the city's population, most schools are still largely African-American.
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Aug. 28, 1963: Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators walk down Constitution Avenue during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In his new book Nobody Turn Me Around, Charles Euchner chronicles the peaceful civil rights demonstration though the stories of people who were there.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to speak Friday at a conference in Wyoming. Investors are looking for clues that the Fed will do more to stimulate the economy.
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Villagers shout anti-U.S. slogans after a U.S.-led raid in Wardak, Afghanistan, that killed three civilians two weeks ago. A crowd of about 300 villagers yelled "Death to the United States" and blocked a main road in eastern Afghanistan.
Sharon Hanshaw, a beautician turned global climate activist living in Biloxi, Miss., has traveled the world to tell the story of how her neighborhood has struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
"I felt a compelling need to promote social change," says Republican Rep. Joseph Cao. "I thought the best possible way for me to do that was to become politically involved."
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