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'Bloody Sunday': 50 years ago in Selma

They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. The images were televised and captured in photographs: Police tear-gassed kneeling protesters, clubbed them and attacked them on horseback behind a civilian posse on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. Five decades later, many were struck by the resemblance as police lobbed tear gas at protesters last year in Ferguson, Missouri. President Barack Obama, congressional leaders and civil rights activists will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the events in Selma this weekend.

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Cardinal Egan, former archbishop of New York, dies at 82

Cardinal Edward M. Egan, a stern defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who presided over the Archdiocese of New York for nine years in an era of troubled finances, changing demographics and a priesthood of dwindling, aging ranks shaken by sexual-abuse scandals, died Thursday in Manhattan. He was 82.

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