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  • More than 200 Occupy L.A. protesters remain in jail

    More than 200 Occupy L.A. protesters remain in jail
    More than 200 people arrested during the Occupy L.A. sweep remained in jail Thursday night, drawing protests from civil right attorneys who said many may not face charges and should be freed immediately.
  • Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation

    Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation
    Robert L. Carter, who as an NAACP civil rights attorney was an architect of the legal strategy used in the cases that led to Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has...

    Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua dies at 88; archbishop of Philadelphia

    Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua dies at 88; archbishop of Philadelphia
    Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who was accused by local prosecutors during his 15-year tenure as head of the Philadelphia archdiocese of ignoring sexual abuse of children by hundreds of priests, has died. He was 88. The Roman Catholic archdiocese...

    Camilla Williams dies at 92; opera singer broke racial barriers

    Camilla Williams dies at 92; opera singer broke racial barriers
    Camilla Williams, believed to be the first African American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company, has died. She was 92. Williams died Sunday at her home in Bloomington, Ind., according to her attorney, Eric Slotegraaf. She died of...

    PASSINGS: Geraldine Washington, Denise Darcel

    PASSINGS: Geraldine Washington, Denise Darcel
    Geraldine Washington Former head of NAACP's L.A. chapter Geraldine Washington, 81, an educator and civil rights activist who led the Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People for 14 years, died of natural causes...