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Martin Luther King, Condoleezza Rice, Simone Biles: Broadsheet for Jan. 16

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Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Condoleezza Rice shares her thoughts on MeToo, CVS makes a major announcement, and we reflect on MLK's feminist legacy. Have a great Tuesday.
EVERYONE'S TALKING MLK's feminist legacy. Yesterday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day-a day that commemorates the American icon's nonviolent activism on behalf of the civil rights movement. Dr. King's legacy in combatting racial inequality is undisputed; he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in 1964. However, his relationship to women's rights is more complicated.
In his biography of Dr. King, I May...
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Watch: People Think Donald Trump and Martin Luther King Had a Twitter Feud-But MLK's Been Dead 50 Years

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Jimmy Kimmel tested Americans' awareness of fake news.
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Water main break closes part of MLK Jr. Blvd. in Raleigh

Water main break closes part of MLK Jr. Blvd. in Raleigh

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Authorities closed part of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Raleigh while crews work to repair a broken water main.
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Trump Dedicates Weekly Address To MLK

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society is the American dream.
Trump dedicated his weekly address to King, the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago in April. Trump spent Monday's King federal holiday in Florida with no public appearances on his official schedule, but he tweeted the radio and video address to his followers.
Trump says in the address that King's dream of a colorblind society offers dignity and hope to every American, regardless of color or creed.
He is marking his first King holiday...
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These 5 Democratic Lawmakers Will Boycott Trump's State of the Union Address

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At least five Democratic Representatives will boycott President Trump's State of the Union address on Jan. 30.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rep. Pramila Jayapal became the fifth Democrat to say she would skip the State of the Union, citing "all the racism coming from the White House."
ANNOUNCEMENT: With all the racism coming from the White House, I will NOT be attending realDonaldTrump 's State of the Union.
Instead, we'll focus on the State of OUR Union, our opposition to his agenda, and we will lift up a progressive and inclusive vision of our country. pic.twitter.com/dcAWMIkZZV...
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On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

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ATLANTA - They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: President Donald Trump.
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Donald Trump marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Florida golf club

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If actions speak louder than words, President Trump's actions Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day were restrained, amid persistent accusations of racism. In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Mr. Trump spent the bulk of the holiday at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. President George W. ...
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Kate Spade New York to donate over $1 million to mental health causes

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