Clinton pays tribute to Rosa Parks
Standing in the pulpit where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the historic Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reached out to black voters Tuesday, saying the nation was still plagued by injustices such as attempts to roll back voting rights.
"We must be honest about the larger and deeper inequalities that continue to exist across our country," Clinton told a majority-black crowd at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church at an event commemorating the boycott.
In a speech on the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' Dec. 1, 1955, arrest for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger, Clinton praised the heroes of the civil rights movement but said much remained to be done.
"Our work isn't finished. We must pay it forward," Clinton said. - AP
A Yemeni at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay appears to have been the victim of mistaken identity, suspected of being a significant member of al-Qaeda and not a low-level Islamic fighter, officials said in papers Tuesday. Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri has been held as an enemy combatant without charge for 13 years after his capture in Afghanistan. If a review board approves his release, he would likely have to be resettled in a country other than Yemen as U.S. officials think that country is too unstable to take detainees. - AP
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