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Promises, tributes, appeals to vote as Joe Biden becomes US Democratic presidential nominee

Joe Biden said , “We will never get our economy back on track, we will never get our kids safely back in schools, we will never have our lives back until we deal with this virus.”
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with union workers on the economy in a segment during the 4th and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.(REUTERS)
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with union workers on the economy in a segment during the 4th and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 10:29 AM IST
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Masked mourners brave heat, Covid-19 fears to honour John Lewis

The spectre of the Covid-19 pandemic hung over all aspects of the mourning. In addition to face coverings, which were declared mandatory outdoors by Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, yellow dots on the grounds reminded mourners to stand 6 feet (1.8 metres) apart.
Mourners of the late Rep. John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the US House of Representatives, hold a vigil in his memory in Atlanta, US.(REUTERS)
Mourners of the late Rep. John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the US House of Representatives, hold a vigil in his memory in Atlanta, US.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 06:43 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

John Lewis: A champion of social justice

The US civil rights hero leaves behind a rich legacy for the world
Lewis was a US civil rights hero, who in the 1950s and 60s led and participated in the movement against segregation and for equality(REUTERS)
Lewis was a US civil rights hero, who in the 1950s and 60s led and participated in the movement against segregation and for equality(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 06:55 AM IST
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14 hours later, Trump says he is ‘saddened’ by Lewis’ death

By the time Donald Trumo tweeted, all four living former US presidents, Vice President Mike Pence and scores of lawmakers had publicly remarked on the passing of the lawmaker.
More than 14 hours after Lewis’ death was announced — he offered his and the first lady’s condolences in a two-sentence Twitter message.(Reuters)
More than 14 hours after Lewis’ death was announced — he offered his and the first lady’s condolences in a two-sentence Twitter message.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 05:52 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Firebrand civil rights leader John Lewis from 1960s America passes away

Lewis, a Congressman from Atlanta who had announced in December that he had advanced pancreatic cancer, was 80.
US President Barack Obama hugs Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. after his introduction during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches, at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.(via REUTERS)
US President Barack Obama hugs Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. after his introduction during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches, at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 05:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByHT Correspondent

John Lewis’ legacy shaped in 1965 on ‘Bloody Sunday’

He had been leading voting rights demonstrations for months in the notoriously racist town, and he and the others were trying to take a message of freedom to segregationist Gov. George C. Wallace in Montgomery.
Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers to come in for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia, US.(REUTERS)
Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers to come in for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia, US.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 11:18 AM IST
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Selma, Alabama, US | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle returns to work to launch new charity fashion range to help unemployed women

Meghan has made a handful of public appearances since son Archie was born in May but the launch of the fashion collection marks her first official engagement.
Meghan has made a handful of public appearances since son Archie was born in May but the launch of the fashion collection marks her first official engagement.(HT Photo)
Meghan has made a handful of public appearances since son Archie was born in May but the launch of the fashion collection marks her first official engagement.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 04:07 PM IST
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