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Following a Martin Luther King Jr. prayer service at Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right walk with NAACP President Brenda Murphy during a march to the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
January 21, 2019 - 8:46 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign...
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Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (31) passes as he is defended by Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry (95) and center Alex Len (25) in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
January 21, 2019 - 6:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Though only 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, the Orlando Magic are talking about their playoff hopes. One spot back in 12th, the Atlanta Hawks have not shown the consistency needed to join that discussion. Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic scored 29 points apiece to lead the...
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President Donald Trump, center, Vice President Mike Pence, left, escorted by Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, right, visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 21, 2019 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a brief visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence on a frigid and windy day. The two laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial, then held a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, a document from the website of China's Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce showing provisional approval of a trademark for Ivanka Trump Marks LLC is seen on a computer screen in Beijing. China has greenlighted five more Ivanka Trump trademarks as trade talks with her father’s administration intensify. They cover a range from wedding dresses to insurance and art valuation services. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 21, 2019 - 10:23 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China. Four trademarks, including child care centers, sunglasses and wedding dresses, were...
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New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale gestures during an NBA basketball game between New York Knicks and Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena, in London, Thursday, Jan.17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 21, 2019 - 4:07 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many...
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In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 photo candy is thrown from the This and That Creative Corner float during The "Original" MLK, Jr. Parade in Houston. For more than two decades, competing MLK Day parades have been held in Houston. This year, the city of Houston threw its official support behind one parade, the 41st annual “Original” MLK, Jr. Parade, hoping the city could unite behind only one parade. But organizers of the other parade, the 25th annual MLK Grande Parade, will still be holding its event and they say they have no plans to stop having their own parade. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 20, 2019 - 11:09 am
HOUSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, Houston has had competing parades on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with organizers lobbing allegations of favoritism and conspiracy at each other and at city officials as the groups battled over permits and preferred starting times. Houston Mayor Sylvester...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:46 am
A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution. Here's an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them. Sound difficult? It's actually not. Here's how to maximize sales and plan your shopping for 2019. We listed the best products to buy each...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:40 am
Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to your family members and friends. But now that the flurry of tinsel and wrapping paper has settled, it's time to be your own Santa. Don't worry, no dropping through a chimney required. Just the gift-giving — and, OK, maybe the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, a balloon depicting Goku, from the "Dragon Ball" manga series, makes its way down Sixth Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. "Dragon Ball” is a revered anime that has influenced pop culture for years, earning praise from the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Ronda Rousey and Chris Brown, showing up in end zone celebrations. With the new film "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" releasing this week in the U.S., the franchise’s popularity with its famous and non-famous fans is likely to grow. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
January 15, 2019 - 1:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years. Rappers sprinkle references in their rhymes, athletes channel the character's super powers when making big plays and the franchise's star even made a towering...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 14, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation jaunts and hobnobbing with global elites at a Swiss ski resort are out for President Donald Trump. Visits with troops and farmers are OK. Like some of his recent predecessors, Trump is carefully picking and choosing where he'll travel during the partial government...
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