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B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89

The King is dead. Long live the King... Mr. King’s world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues.

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9 Africans Who Define Royalty, Wealth and Power

King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu is not about suppressing the press or harassing adversaries. kaBhekuzulu’s title is largely symbolic—he is the reigning king of the Zulu nation under the traditional leadership clause of South Africa’s republican constitution.

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Iraq War veteran, and Wounded Warrior, Jeremy Feldbusch, threw out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Alex Jones: Elite Are Going To Kill Trump! The Alex Jones Channel Published on Feb 22, 2016 Alex Jones fears that the elite are about to pull a JFK on Trump if he keeps exposing their fraud and corruption on national tv.

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In the spring of 1981 Irish Republican Bobby Sands' 66-day hunger strike brought the attention of the world to his cause.Drawing on an Irish Republican tradition of martyrdom, Sands' emotive, non-violent protest to be classified as a political prisoner became a defining moment in 20th century Irish history. Sands' death after 66 days marked a key turning point in the relationship between Britain and Ireland, and brought a global spotlight to the Northern Irish conflict which event...

Gerrymandering: drawing the boundaries of electoral districts in a way that gives one party an unfair advantage over its rivals. The term is derived from the name of Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, whose administration enacted a law in 1812 defining new state senatorial districts. The law consolidated the Federalist Party vote in a few districts and thus gave disproportionate representation to Democratic-Republicans. The outline of one of these districts resembled a salamander

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The Republican platform committee met this week to draft the document that defines the party’s official principles and policies. Along with provisions on pornography and LGBT “conversion therapy” is…