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April 18, 2008 | Erin Aubry Kaplan, Times Staff Writer
As the 1960s recede further into the American past, it's become standard practice for black people to regularly take stock of the civil rights era, usually in a debate about the legacy of its two premier forces for change: Martin Luther King Jr. and the racial paradigm shift known as black power. Conservatives and liberals alike, across the color line, generally praise King as a pacifist and unifier and condemn black power advocates as dividers and fearmongers.
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April 18, 2008 | Erin Aubry Kaplan, Times Staff Writer
As the 1960s recede further into the American past, it's become standard practice for black people to regularly take stock of the civil rights era, usually in a debate about the legacy of its two premier forces for change: Martin Luther King Jr. and the racial paradigm shift known as black power. Conservatives and liberals alike, across the color line, generally praise King as a pacifist and unifier and condemn black power advocates as dividers and fearmongers.
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September 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Increase in Oil and Gas Rig Activity Reported: The number of rigs exploring for oil and gas in the United States made a healthy gain for the second week in a row, climbing by 35 to 755 last week, Houston's Baker Hughes Inc. reported. The number peaked at 4,500 in December, 1981, during the oil boom and dropped to a record low of 596 this summer.
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September 27, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III said negotiations he brokered have cleared the way for a U.N.-sponsored referendum that would end the 23-year-old conflict over control of the western Sahara. Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front rebel group fought for 17 years for sovereignty over the 250,000-square-mile expanse of North African desert before agreeing to a U.N. cease-fire in 1991.
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