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Martin Luther King Jr. National Park Reopens For Holiday, Thanks To A Private Grant

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| Without money from the Delta Air Lines Foundation, Atlanta's Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park would have been closed for the King holiday, a National Park Service spokesman told NPR.

Powerful Winter Storm Sweeps East After Blanketing The Midwest


The storm is bringing snow, ice, freezing rain and arctic air to much of the East Coast.

Defying Trump Administration, Calif. Offers Federal Workers Unemployment Benefits


California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the Department of Labor's guidance that states not allow furloughed workers to collect unemployment "jaw-dropping."

Former Chicago Cop Jason Van Dyke To Be Sentenced For Laquan McDonald Murder


The 2014 shooting was captured on an infamous video that showed McDonald, who was carrying a knife with a three-inch blade, walking away from Van Dyke just before the officer shot him 16 times.

In A Chaotic Week For U.K. Politics, What's Next For Brexit?


Here's what to know about key issues during this extraordinary and chaotic moment in British politics. The U.K.'s deadline to leave the European Union is March 29.

Federal Immigration Agents Separated More Migrant Children Than Previously Thought


Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated "thousands" of migrant children from their parents.

Verdict Expected For Chicago Cops Charged In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald Shooting


The three officers were charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct for allegedly exaggerating the threat the 17-year-old posed to officers.

Shutdown Threatens To Stall Recovery In Wildfire-Ravaged Paradise, Calif.


A federal grant for basic infrastructure projects is stalled. There is concern that, if fire survivors don't see evidence that recovery has begun, they could give up hope and leave the region.

Louisville Renames Airport After Late Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali


The renowned boxer and humanitarian advocate traveled the world but always credited his hometown in Kentucky. He died in 2016.