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Jeanne Theoharis: "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks"

Born in rural Alabama 100 years ago, Rosa Parks grew up picking cotton from sunrise to sunset. Raised by a devoted single mother, she attended segregated schools and faced daily oppression in the Jim Crow south. But contrary to popular myth, Parks had a long history of fighting back, even before she refused to give up her seat on that Montgomery bus: a young Parks once tossed a brick at a white boy who teased her brother. Later, Parks joined her NAACP branch and worked to register black voters and end housing discrimination. And her activism continued even after she left Alabama for Detroit. A new biography on the life of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

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Excerpted from "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" by Jeanne Theoharis. Copyright 2013. Excerpted with permission by Beacon Press.

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5-Hour Line Turns Barbecue Pilgrims Into Cash Cow For Locals

At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Tex., people start lining up at 5 a.m. to get a taste of world-famous brisket. The line has become such a fixture that it's become a business opportunity for locals.
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5-Hour Line Turns Barbecue Pilgrims Into Cash Cow For Locals

At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Tex., people start lining up at 5 a.m. to get a taste of world-famous brisket. The line has become such a fixture that it's become a business opportunity for locals.
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150 Classified Messages In Latest Batch Of Clinton Emails

Hillary Clinton has said she neither sent nor received emails marked classified on her personal server. But 150 of the emails to be released Monday night have now been labeled "confidential."
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Katrina Sparked Push To Improve Hurricane Forecasting

In the decade since Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have invested in new satellites and computer modeling technology that have significantly improved their ability to forecast and track hurricanes.

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