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Remembering The Unsung Heroes Of Selma

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Selma, Half A Century Later

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Front Porch Forum co-founders Michael and Valerie Wood-Lewis run the company from their home office in Burlington, Vt.

In Vermont, A Hyper-Local Online Forum Brings Neighbors Together

Around Christmastime, Vermont resident Erin Wagg had a problem. Her family had received a card from a friend in Italy — someone from an old exchange program — and it was written in Italian. "I don't read Italian at all," says Wagg. So she posted about it on a network called the Front Porch Forum, asking if anyone could read and translate the card for her. From her town of Richmond, Vt. (population 4,000), she received more than 20 offers of help.

Greg and Mary Catherine O'Brien with their kids, at daughter Colleen's marriage to Matt Everett last August. Greg has early-onset Alzheimer's. From left, Brendan O'Brien, Greg O'Brien, Colleen O'Brien, Matt Everett, Mary Catherine O'Brien, and Conor O'Brien.

Supporting A Spouse With Alzheimer's: 'I Don't Get Angry Anymore'

This is part of NPR's series Inside Alzheimer's, about Greg O'Brien's experience of living with the illness. This time we hear from Greg's wife, Mary Catherine.

Greg and Mary Catherine O'Brien will celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary next month. She knows him better than anyone — his moods and sense of humor, his devotion to their three children and his love of Cape Cod.

President Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, to mark the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march.

Obama: 50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday,' March Is Not Yet Over

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President Obama, speaking in Selma, Ala., at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march that witnessed hundreds of demonstrators attacked and beaten by police, said the nation was much closer to racial equality, but that the march is not over yet.

"There are places, and moments in America where this nation's destiny has been decided," the president said at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where Alabama state troopers converged on protesters on March 7, 1965.

This Just (Flew) In: The Formerly 'Extinct' Jerdon's Babbler

Birders and scientists who thought Jerdon's babbler had gone the way of the passenger pigeon now have something to crow about: it turns out that the sparrow-sized tan-colored bird is still among us, despite having been written out of the birding guides in 1941.

Protesters from the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition marched toward the scene of Saturday's shooting.

Protests After Police In Wis. Kill Unarmed 19-Year-Old Black Suspect

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A fatal police shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old black man in Madison, Wis., following what officials say was an altercation with an officer, has sparked outrage among some in the community, who turned out to protest the killing.

The dead man was identified by family members as Tony Robinson, but police have declined to confirm his name.

Although authorities first said it was unclear whether or not Robinson was armed, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval acknowledged later that he was unarmed.

House Speaker John Boehner's Boehner's job is secure, despite passing a bill to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security — a bill that most of his Republican colleagues opposed.

How To Oust A House Speaker (Hint: Don't Even Try)

Here's one story in Washington that just won't to go away.

It's the tale of conservatives who are frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner and want to replace him mid-session.

The latest murmurs of a coup surfaced after more than 50 Republicans voted against Boehner's plan last week to avert a partial-shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.

Construction workers in Washington, D.C., in December. The latest jobs report will further drive the "misery index" to its lowest level in more than half a century. But economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.

More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

For decades, economists have tracked the "misery index," a simple formula that adds the unemployment rate to the inflation rate. The result equals how miserable — or not — you feel.

On Friday, the Labor Department released February's jobs report, and the good numbers will further drive down the misery index, already at its lowest level in more than a half-century, thanks to falling oil prices.

Sgt. Trent Wyatt, a crew member of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion, looks out in the search for MH370 over the Indian Ocean in April of last year. A Malaysian official says the search will continue through the end of May 2015, but if nothing is found, it is "back to the drawing board."

Malaysian Official: Search For MH370 To Continue Through May

The undersea search for wreckage from MH370, the airliner that disappeared over Asian waters a year ago, will go on through the end of May, Malaysia's transport minister says. But, if nothing turns up by then, the effort to learn the fate of the Boeing 777 goes "back to the drawing board," he says.

Speaking on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the plane's disappearance on March 8, 2014, Liow Tiong told reporters in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur: "By the end of May, if we still can't find the plane, then we will have to go back to the drawing board."

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