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Here are the top stories for Sunday, July 26th: Body of Rep. John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing; Tropical storm Hanna drenches South Texas; Brazil’s Pantanal region burns; Actress Olivia de Havilland dead at 104.

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Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing

The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis has crossed Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time. A processional with his casket was carried Sunday across the bridge where he and other civil rights marchers were beaten 55 years ago on “Bloody Sunday.” (July 26)

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Residents want Selma bridge named for local leader

Petitions have circulated for years to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge for Rep. John Lewis. But some residents of Selma, Alabama are critics of the bid to rename the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten on Bloody Sunday in 1965. (July 2)

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Residents of US Black Belt band together amid virus

Residents of America’s Black Belt are depending on each other to weather the virus pandemic, which is complicating life in the impoverished region. In Alabama, volunteers loaded vehicles with food in the historic civil rights town of Selma. (June 10)

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Today in History for March 7th

Highlights of this day in history: Civil rights marchers attacked in Selma, Alabama; Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler sends troops into the demilitarized Rhineland; Movie director Stanley Kubrick dies. (March 7)

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Here’s the latest for Sunday, March 1: Virus outbreak threatens tourism industry; Former vice president Joe Biden speaks at Sunday worship in Selma; Tensions on the Turkey-Greece border; Rio celebrates carnival champions.

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Today in History for March 21st

On this day in history Dr. Martlin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; the Sharkville massacre in South Africa occurs; Wrongly incarcerated Randall Dale Adams is released from prison; Musician Johann Bach born. (March 21)

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Today in History for March 7th

Highlights of this day in history: Civil rights marchers attacked in Selma, Alabama; Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler sends troops into the demilitarized Rhineland; Movie director Stanley Kubrick dies. (March 7)

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Here are the top stories for Sunday, March 3rd: Nadler to make case for Trump obstruction; Democratic hopefuls in Selma; SpaceX human capsule docks with ISS; Ancient tomb opens in Egypt.

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Today in History for March 7th

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Highlights of this day in history: Civil rights marchers attacked in Selma, Alabama; Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler sends troops into the demilitarized Rhineland; Movie director Stanley Kubrick dies. (March 7)

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