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Dedicated defender: Thompson is on a roll

Donald M. Thompson has always been a fighter of sorts. As a young man in college, he worked as a bouncer and bartender, jobs prone to confrontations. Now, as a defense attorney, he still considers himself a street fighter, just in nicer clothes.

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NYC groundhog Chuck: Spring is in sight

NEW YORK CITY — New York City's most famous groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, predicts an early spring. In Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil made the same optimistic call as Chuck.

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Poll: Certainty about equality unchanged since ’06

ATLANTA — Having a black president hasn't exactly led Americans to believe their country has moved closer to the ideal of racial equality preached by Martin Luther King Jr., according to a new poll.

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Donations needed for MLK recognition day

Last year, the three local bar associations, the Monroe County Bar Association, the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys and the Rochester Black Bar Association, recognized Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions with a community-focused event.

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