Yolanda Renee King, the 5-year-old granddaughter of MLK, soaked up the spotlight, plugging her ears when the freedom bell rang and getting tummy-tickled by President Obama.
Martin Luther King Jr. got a star-spangled salute August 28 for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Tens of thousands turned out for the march, and Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The Bushes were unable to attend due to health issues.
Car bombs tore through Baghdad on August 28, killing 86 and wounding 263, according to Reuters. Mainly Shiite neighborhoods were affected, and it’s suspected Sunni insurgents may be behind the attack.
A man carries the corpse of his 3-year-old son. The city has experienced increasing violence in recent months—on August 10, about 80 people were killed in the city.
Tokyo’s Musashi Fuchu team won the Little League World Series for boys under age 13 on August 25. It was Japan’s third title in four years. They beat Chula Vista, California, for the prize.
The sad Californian runner-ups look on as their rivals celebrate. The boys from Chula Vista had been rejoicing just one day before when they beat the team from Westport, Connecticut, in the U.S. championship game.
Would you like a raise with that? Thousands of fast-food workers went on strike around the country on August 29 to demand a wage increase to $15 an hour.
Diners at a Wendy’s in Boston were interrupted by the strike. The demanded raise amounts to more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
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