Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman
(Illinois Supreme Court)
September 05, 2013

Justice Garman May Lead Illinois Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court returns from its summer recess next week, and one of the items on the docket could be the announcement of Rita Garman as its next chief justice.


Lincoln Museum
(Seth Perlman/AP)
September 04, 2013

Grant WIll Support Digitizing Lincoln Documents

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is getting a grant to help pay for the storage of tens of thousands of images of documents related to the 16th president.


Diana Nyad
(J Pat Carter/AP)
September 02, 2013

On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

Jellyfish stings, an asthma attack and sheer exhaustion all stopped Diana Nyad in the past. But on her fifth try, the 64-year-old Nyad became the first person to swim unaided from Cuba to Florida, a distance of more than 100 miles.


Clarence B. Jones
(Norbert von der Groeben/Reuters/Landov)
August 27, 2013

Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind ‘I Have A Dream’

For the month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capital from all over the country for the mass demonstration.


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