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50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle

Thousands of civil rights activists descended upon Mississippi in 1964 to help register African-American voters. For many, the first stop was intensive training — including how to take a beating.

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In Tikrit, Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

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50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle

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Despite Death Penalty Repeal, Conn. Hands Down A Death Sentence

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The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

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