Bill Cosby’s Legal Woes Now Shift to Civil Court

Largely on hold while his criminal case unfolded, the suits from 10 women who say he also sexually assaulted them will now proceed in Massachusetts and California.
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The 155th anniversary Gettysburg re-enactment was a snapshot of a hobby with dwindling ranks.
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A woman who worked in the film industry is alleging a series of sexual assaults by the film producer.
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Fiction: A Novel Looks Back at a Woman’s Idealistic Days in the Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War casts its shadow over an elderly 21st-century American and her granddaughter in Mary Gordon’s novel “There Your Heart Lies.”
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Ms. Coppola won best director at the Cannes Film Festival for her film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, an update on the 1971 movie with Clint Eastwood.
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Emmett Till’s Accuser Recants Part of Her Story — 60 Years After His Beating Death Stoked Civil Rights Movement

The woman at the center of the Emmett Till murder case has spoken out for the first time, more than 60 years later, admitting that part of her story about the black teenager is false, a new book claims.

Till’s brutal beating death in Mississippi in 1955, the acquittal of his professed killers by an all-white jury and the photos of his dead body sparked outrage outside the state — becoming a catalyst for the national civil rights movement.

Authorities say the 14-year-old from Chicago was killed during a visit to Mississippi after Carolyn Bryant Donham, a white woman then named Carolyn Bryant, reportedly accused him of grabbing her by the hand and waist and acting lewdly at her shop.

Till was kidnapped days later from a relative’s home and then beaten and mutilated, before being shot, by Donham’s shop-owner husband at the time, Roy Bryant, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam.

Till’s body was sunk in the Tallahatchie River, where it was eventually found floating.

After a highly publicized trial, Bryant and Milam were acquitted of Till’s kidnapping and murder in September 1955 by an all-white, all-male jury. They deliberated for an hour. 

Donham testified at the trial and, according to Vanity Fair, her allegations were entered into the record and shared with reporters by her attorneys — but they were not heard by the jury, who had been excused from the courtroom.

In January 1956, Bryant and Milam confessed to their guilt in Till’s death in a Look magazine article. (Both men have since died.)

Donham avoided public attention for much of her life, ignoring journalists’ repeated requests. But she sat down with author and Duke University scholar Timothy B. Tyson 10 years ago for his new book, The Blood of Emmett Till, according to Vanity Fair and the Austin American-Statesman.

Donham’s 2007 interview with, when she was 72, is being published for the first time. Of her accusation that Till had physically and verbally harassed her, she told Tyson, according to Vanity Fair: “That part’s not true.”

“Honestly, I just don’t remember,” Donham said of her fateful meeting with Till, according to the Statesman. “It was 50 years ago. You tell these stories for so long that they seem true.” Donham’s allegation that Till whistled at her has also been disputed.

On the stand in 1955, however, Donham claimed Till had said something “unprintable” to her and she was “scared to death,” according to Vanity Fair.

Tyson said Donham, now 82, wrote her own memoir, More Than a Wolf Whistle, which is kept at the University of North Carolina but will not be available until the 2030s, at Donham’s request, according to Vanity Fair and the Statesman. (University officials could not immediately confirm the memoir’s existence.)

During their meeting, Tyson said Donham told him, “Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him.” She also expressed feeling “tender sorrow” for Till’s mother, Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley.

Messages left with Donham and her relatives for comment on Tyson’s book were not returned Friday.

• Reporting by ADAM CARLSON


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The Gettysburg Address: Using Lincoln’s Words to Tell the Whole Story of America’s Civil War, 1776 to the Present

The Gettysburg Address: Using Lincoln’s Words to Tell the Whole Story of America’s Civil War, 1776 to the Present


”Four score and seven years ago … ” They’re the famous opening words of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address delivered in 1863, and they point back to the founding year of the United States: 1776. To understand the issues involved in the Civil War, it’s necessary to go that far back in American history. Based on the founding fathers’ vision for America, how free were the states to leave the Union if they wanted to? Did the federal government have the power and right to stop them? What did Lincoln really think about the issues of slavery and race?Those are just some of the questions this graphic novel examines. Divided into sections corresponding to the phrases of the Gettysburg Address, this is an enlightening read that brings the reader face to face with the complex historical issues behind the Civil War. More than just a comic book, it goes surprisingly in-depth and shows the causes of the Civil War were not as simple as you may think.Product DetailsDimensions: 6” W x 9” HSoftcover graphic novel, 224 pages, by Jonathan HennesseyArt by Aaron McConnellISBN: 978-0-06-196976-8
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Elizabeth Olsen’s Plunging Gown at the Captain America: Civil War Premiere Makes Chris Evans Literally Stop and Stare

Elizabeth Olsen is known for having her sisters’ (Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen) minimalist, refined style, so it’s not often she goes full-on Hollywood glam. But Tuesday she pulled out all the style stops at the European premiere of Captain America: Civil War in a sexy, keyhole-neckline dress that turned more than a few heads — including her co-star’s, Chris Evans.

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What makes the otherwise covered-up (long-sleeve, floor-length) gown so sexy is the accentuated plunging neckline, waist-cinching ruched bodice and body-skimming fabric. It also shows cleavage from all angles.

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Olsen returns as the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) in the latest installment of the hit superhero franchise and in a behind-the-scenes clip from the film, she comments on what it feels like playing a good guy (in Avengers: Age of Ultron she took a villainous turn).

“What I like about Wanda is the idea of her being terrified of her own abilities, it’s really fun to play with,” she explains.

Plus, she loved working with such a huge, creative cast. “There’s been a few moments where you kind of look around and go, ‘Oh, I’m in good company. This is rad.’”

What do you think of her dress? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Cap Kicks Butt with Scarlet Witch and Falcon in New Civil War Clip

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This isn’t Cap-and-Bucky-fighting-Iron-Man amazing, but seeing Scarlet Witch and Falcon descend to bring down the house is thrilling nonetheless. The post Cap Kicks Butt with Scarlet Witch and Falcon in New Civil War Clip appeared first on WIRED.
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The Civil War, Commemorative Edition DVD by Ken Burns

The Civil War, Commemorative Edition DVD by Ken Burns


Ken Burns’ Emmy(R) Award-winning documentary brings to life America’s most destructive – and defining – conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.This special commemorative edition of the film includes: A bonus disc, including interviews with Ken Burns, Shelby Foote, George Will, Stanley Crouch and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.A bonus 16-page collector’s handbook features a selection of photos and battle details.Discs 1-5 have Civil War trivia, maps of major battles and commentary from Ken Burns on select scenes. Run Time: 698 Minutes / Five Discs
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Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Children and Youth during the Civil War Era


The Civil War is a much plumbed area of scholarship, so much so that at times it seems there is no further work to be done in the field. However, the experience of children and youth during that tumultuous time remains a relatively unexplored facet of the conflict. Children and Youth during the Civil War Era seeks a deeper investigation into the historical record by and giving voice and context to their struggles and victories during this critical period in American history. Prominent historians and rising scholars explore issues important to both the Civil War era and to the history of children and youth, including the experience of orphans, drummer boys, and young soldiers on the front lines, and even the impact of the war on the games children played in this collection. Each essay places the history of children and youth in the context of the sectional conflict, while in turn shedding new light on the sectional conflict by viewing it through the lens of children and youth. A much needed, multi-faceted historical account, Children and Youth during the Civil War Era touches on some of the most important historiographical issues with which historians of children and youth and of the Civil War home front have grappled over the last few years.

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Letters from the Spanish Civil War

Letters from the Spanish Civil War


Letters from the Spanish Civil War provides a unique perspective into the motivations that led a young man from the American heartland to defy U.S. neutrality and travel to Spain to fight in defense of democracy against Nazi-and Fascist-backed aggression. Born in a small town in rural Ohio, Carl Geiser came from a deeply religious German-speaking family that had recently emigrated from Switzerland. The onset of the Great Depression exposed Geiser to the reality of hard times and discrimination, challenging his belief that hard work would bring self-reliance and just rewards. This awakening led him to question the logic and values of capitalism and to become active in a range of youth and student organizations linked to the Communist Party. Following the 1936 military uprising that was supported by Hitler and Mussolini against Spain’s legally elected Republican government, Geiser decided that more needed to be done than simply delivering speeches and raising money to fight fascism. Joining with over 35,000 volunteers from fifty countries to cross the Pyrenees and help defend the beleaguered and isolated government, Geiser acted on his personal political ideology, which was based on American small-town communal values and internationalist ideals of class-based solidarity. In Letters from the Spanish Civil War, possibly the largest surviving collection of letters written by a U.S. volunteer during this conflict, Geiser eloquently describes to family and friends the deep personal motivations that led him to risk his life to defend democracy in a faraway country. His detailed descriptions of the daily reality of warfare in one of the first battlefields of World War II sought to inspire those back home to awaken the U.S. public opinion and policy makers to the global threat of Fascist expansionism.

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Civil Avionics Systems

Civil Avionics Systems


Introduction to an industry that has to deal with issues that are complex and sophisticated, market and technology driven, safety conscious, high integrity, and environmentally influenced. The industry is driven by market factors and trends in public mobility, global business travel, and domestic leisure needs. World finances, terrorist activity, political envision, or public loss of confidence due to a perception of poor safety each effect business. The text covers all aspects of civil avionics systems including the technology, systems development, electronics, sensors, communication and guidance aids, displays, control,s and systems integration. It discusses future air navigation systems and military applications.

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How Sex Became a Civil Liberty

How Sex Became a Civil Liberty


How Sex Became a Civil Liberty is the first book to show how and why we have come to see sexual expression, sexual practice, and sexual privacy as fundamental rights. Using rich archival sources and oral interviews, historian Leigh Ann Wheeler shows how the private lives of women and men in the American Civil Liberties Union shaped their understanding of sexual rights as they built the constitutional foundation for the twentieth-century’s sexual revolutions. Wheeler introduces readers to a number of fascinating figures, including ACLU founders Crystal Eastman and Roger Baldwin; nudists, victims of involuntary sterilization, and others who appealed to the organization for help; as well as attorneys like Dorothy Kenyon, Harriet Pilpel, and Melvin Wulf, who pushed the ACLU to tackle such controversial issues as abortion and homosexuality. It demonstrates how their work with the American Birth Control League, Planned Parenthood Federation, Kinsey Institute, Playboy magazine, and other organizations influenced the ACLU’s agenda. Wheeler explores the ACLU’s prominent role in nearly every major court decision related to sexuality while examining how the ACLU also promoted its agenda through grassroots activism, political action, and public education. She shows how the ACLU helped to collapse distinctions between public and private in ways that privileged access to sexual expression over protection from it. Thanks largely to the organization’s work, abortion and birth control are legal, coerced sterilization is rare, sexually explicit material is readily available, and gay rights are becoming a reality. But this book does not simply applaud the creation of a sex-saturated culture and the arming of citizens with sexual rights; it shows how hard-won rights for some often impinged upon freedoms held dear by others.

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Why Now Is the Time for Oprah to Honor Civil Rights Legends | #Selma50 | Oprah Winfrey Network

During a celebratory weekend in California, Oprah gathers extraordinary men and women of civil rights, arts and entertainment together for a historic portrait shoot. Find out why she chose this time to honor these 14 legends.

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A month-long celebration in January honoring civil rights legends who paved the way as we approach the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that changed the trajectory of America forever.

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In March 1965, during the peak of civil rights protests, Craig Swanson says he was nowhere near Selma, Alabama, either geographically or culturally. He was attending elementary school in a small town in Michigan’s upper peninsula, a place with very little racial diversity. Yet, he says, the grainy images of civil rights marches he saw on television inspired a lifetime of learning.

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He Risked His Teaching Job to Support the Civil Rights Marchers | #Selma50 | Oprah Winfrey Network

Booker T. Booker was a principal at a local elementary school when the history-making civil rights marches from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol in Montgomery began. He was also completing his degree at Alabama State University and driving the 50 miles from Selma, Alabama to the school every night, while smuggling in teachers, students, farmers and anyone else who wanted to join the movement. Booker says that no one was safe, particularly those who worked for the county.

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How Losing His Brother in Vietnam Inspired One Man to Join the Civil Rights Movement | #Selma50

For Herb Metoyer, the period from 1963 to 1965 is still an open wound. In 1963, during his first tour as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, he lost several aircrafts and quite a few crew members, which he refers to as his first experience with death. Then, in November, he and the rest of the country learned of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s assassination. Finally, when he returned to the United States in early 1964, he was told that his brother, a fellow helicopter pilot, died when his aircraft crashed in the South China Sea.

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A month-long celebration in January honoring civil rights legends who paved the way as we approach the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that changed the trajectory of America forever.

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Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities.

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The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War

The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War


Used – Liberia was in the headlines in 1990 when thousands of teenage fighters, including young men wearing women’s clothing and bizarre objects of decoration, laid seige to the capital, Monrovia. In response to the crisis, a West African peacekeeping force, ECONMOG, was sent to stabilize the country and prevent the main warlord, Charles Taylor, from coming to power. Seven years later, however, Taylor was elected President. The country had a fragile peace but the war had spread to its neighbour

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The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War

The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War


New – Liberia was in the headlines in 1990 when thousands of teenage fighters, including young men wearing women’s clothing and bizarre objects of decoration, laid seige to the capital, Monrovia. In response to the crisis, a West African peacekeeping force, ECONMOG, was sent to stabilize the country and prevent the main warlord, Charles Taylor, from coming to power. Seven years later, however, Taylor was elected President. The country had a fragile peace but the war had spread to its neighbour S

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A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America’s Civil War

A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America’s Civil War


Claiming more than 600000 lives the American Civil War had a devastating impact on countless numbers of common soldiers and civilians even as it brought freedom to millions. This book shows how average Americans coped with despair as well as hope during this vast upheaval. A People at War brings to life the full humanity of the war’s participants from women behind their plows to their husbands in army camps; from refugees from slavery to their former masters; from Mayflower descendants to freshly recruited Irish sailors. We discover how people confronted their own feelings about the war itself and how they coped with emotional challenges (uncertainty exhaustion fear guilt betrayal grief) as well as physical ones (displacement poverty illness disfigurement). The book explores the violence beyond the battlefield illuminating the sharp-edged conflicts of neighbor against neighbor whether in guerilla warfare or urban riots. The authors travel as far west as China and as far east as Europe taking us inside soldiers’ tents prisoner-of-war camps plantations tenements churches Indian reservations and even the cargo holds of ships. They stress the war years but also cast an eye at the tumultuous decades that preceded and followed the battlefield confrontations. An engrossing account of ordinary people caught up in life-shattering circumstances A People at War captures how the Civil War rocked the lives of rich and poor black and white parents and children-and how all these Americans pushed generals and presidents to make the conflict a people’s war.

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Civil Resistance and Power Politics

Civil Resistance and Power Politics


This widely-praised book identified peaceful struggle as a key phenomenon in international politics a year before the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt confirmed its central argument. Civil resistance – non-violent action against such challenges as dictatorial rule, racial discrimination and foreign military occupation – is a significant but inadequately understood feature of world politics. Especially through the peaceful revolutions of 1989, and the developments in the Arab world since December 2010, it has helped to shape the world we live in. Civil Resistance and Power Politics covers most of the leading cases, including the actions master-minded by Gandhi, the US civil rights struggle in the 1960s, the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, the ‘people power’ revolt in the Philippines in the 1980s, the campaigns against apartheid in South Africa, the various movements contributing to the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989-91, and, in this century, the ‘colour revolutions’ in Georgia and Ukraine. The chapters, written by leading experts, are richly descriptive and analytically rigorous. This book addresses the complex interrelationship between civil resistance and other dimensions of power. It explores the question of whether civil resistance should be seen as potentially replacing violence completely, or as a phenomenon that operates in conjunction with, and modification of, power politics. It looks at cases where campaigns were repressed, including China in 1989 and Burma in 2007. It notes that in several instances, including Northern Ireland, Kosovo and, Georgia, civil resistance movements were followed by the outbreak of armed conflict. It also includes a chapter with new material from Russian archives showing how the Soviet leadership responded to civil resistance, and a comprehensive bibliographical essay. Illustrated throughout with a remarkable selection of photographs, this uniquely wide-ranging and path-breaking study is written in an accessible sty …

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“They Have Left Us Here to Die” The Civil War Prison Diary of Sgt. Lyle G. Adair, 111th U.S. Colored Infantry

“They Have Left Us Here to Die” The Civil War Prison Diary of Sgt. Lyle G. Adair, 111th U.S. Colored Infantry


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FDR and the Spanish Civil War

FDR and the Spanish Civil War


What was the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, architect of America’s rise to global power, and the 1936–39 Spanish Civil War, which inspired passion and sacrifice, and shaped the road to world war? While many historians have portrayed the Spanish Civil War as one of Roosevelt’s most isolationist episodes, Dominic Tierney argues that it marked the president’s first attempt to challenge fascist aggression in Europe. Drawing on newly discovered archival documents, Tierney describes the evolution of Roosevelt’s thinking about the Spanish Civil War in relation to America’s broader geopolitical interests, as well as the fierce controversy in the United States over Spanish policy.Between 1936 and 1939, Roosevelt’s perceptions of the Spanish Civil War were transformed. Initially indifferent toward which side won, FDR became an increasingly committed supporter of the leftist government. He believed that German and Italian intervention in Spain was part of a broader program of fascist aggression, and he worried that the Spanish Civil War would inspire fascist revolutions in Latin America. In response, Roosevelt tried to send food to Spain as well as illegal covert aid to the Spanish government, and to mediate a compromise solution to the civil war. However unsuccessful these initiatives proved in the end, they represented an important stage in Roosevelt’s emerging strategy to aid democracy in Europe.

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The Economic Impact of Civil Aviation on the U.S. Economy: FAA Study on Outlook, Measures, GDP Contribution, Passenger Expenditures, Freight Flows, Freight Exports, Domestic Air Freight

The Economic Impact of Civil Aviation on the U.S. Economy: FAA Study on Outlook, Measures, GDP Contribution, Passenger Expenditures, Freight Flows, Freight Exports, Domestic Air Freight


This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document – converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction – offers the latest data on the economic impact of civil aviation. This concise report is ideal for policymakers and industry officials. This version contains several new points of analysis including the economic impact of federal spending on aviation and hard-to-quantify economic enablers such as speed, cost, flexibility, reliability and safety. Over the decades, civil aviation has been a catalyst for commerce.In today’s ever-changing and innovative world, aviation provides a vital link to economic opportunities at home and abroad. In the wake of global economic and financial uncertainties, runways have become the new main streets for cities and towns to get down to business and soar once more.In 2009, civil aviation supported over 10 million jobs, contributed .3 trillion in total economic activity and accounted for 5.2 percent of total U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Civilian aircraft engines, equipment and parts also contribute billion toward the U.S. trade balance. Civilian aircraft engines, equipment and parts have been the top net export for the past decade.Our economic success clearly depends on the success of aviation. So the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is committed to providing the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. As we move forward, the FAA will continue to invest in airports, and build the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen is a transformation of the National Airspace System. It will add a suite of 21st century technologies and procedures to make air travel more efficient and green. FAA’S Destination 2025 will provide the strategic bridge to accomplish the NextGen vision.Contents: Overview * Introduction * Economic Impact of Civil Aviation Highlights * Current Outlook * Impact of the Recession on U.S. Airlines, Coping Strategies and Future Outlook * National Impact of

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