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Graham v. Florida

This Week in History – Life Without Parole Ruled Unconstitutional

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Florida Solicitor General Scott Makar, who grew up in Holmes Beach, gives the state’s oral argument to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Graham v. Florida case, in which life without parole was ruled unconstitutional in ...

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Nelson Mandela

This Week in History – Nelson Mandela Inaugurated

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Nelson Mandela inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president May 10th, 1994. Also in 1994, Mandela published his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, much of which he had secretly written while in prison. West ...

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CARP, Inc. Women's 12 Step Home

CARP, Inc. Announces New Facilities

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Kelly V. Landers, President, and the Board of Directors of the recently restructured C.A.R.P. (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, Inc.), are proud to announce the new C.A.R.P. facility, previously located off ...

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Scopes Monley Trial

This Week in History – John Scopes Arrested for Teaching Evolution

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Photo: Evangelist T.T. Martin’s books against the theory of evolution were sold at an outdoor stand in Dayton, Tennessee, scene of the Scopes Monkey Trial (Source: Associated Press). West Palm Beach criminal defense ...

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HMS Bounty 1789

This Week in History – Mutiny on the Bounty

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In early April 1789, Captain Bligh of the British Royal Navy left Tahiti in the Pacific and sailed to England with his crew. However on April 28th, he woke on the HMS Bounty to face a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian against ...

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Bay of Pigs

This Week in History: The Bay of Pigs

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Photo: 29 December 1962, Miami, Florida. Address to the 2506 Cuban Invasion Brigade at the Orange Bowl Stadium. Mrs. Kennedy speaks informally with Brigade leaders Eneido Oliva, Jose Perez San Roman, Manuel Artime, former ...

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Charges Against Duke Lacross Players Dropped

This Week in History – All Charges Dropped in Duke Lacrosse Case

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Photo:  After months of press attention and an irrevocable stain on the Duke athletic program, North Carolina attorney general Roy Cooper declared on April 11, 2007 in exonerating lacrosse players Reade Seligmann, David ...

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Week in History – Martin Luther King, Jr. is Assassinated

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Photo: Lorraine Hotel (Memphis, TN), April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed outside the Lorraine Motel where he was staying; he had come there to support sanitation workers in their strike.  Today the ...

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President Reagan Shot in 1981

This Week in History – President Reagan Shot

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Featured photo above: President Ronald Reagan waves just before he is shot outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981. From left are secret service agent Jerry Parr, in raincoat, who pushed Reagan into the limousine; ...

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Alcatraz closes 1963

This Week in History – Alcatraz Penitentiary Closed

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On this day in 1963, Alacatraz, the most secure prison and symbol of American justice across the nation closed down for good — heading into its retirement as a tourist hot-spot and Hollywood film set. Photo: The last ...

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