Bernice King: ‘African-Americans Are Still Not Free’ 150 Years After Slavery’s End

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_237e4fdfaf.jpgSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Rev. Bernice King says that 50 years after her father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, his dream is still a work in progress. “When he framed the speech he said, ‘100 years later the Negro is still not free,’” King tells ABC's Power Players.

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Glasses Thought to Belong to Pa. Teacher Who Vanished on Hiking Trip Not a Match

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_fb81b71654.jpgThe Mammoth Lakes Police Department (MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif.) -- The glasses discovered in the California wilderness where a 39-year-old hiker vanished more than a month ago on a trip to conquer the peaks of the Eastern Sierra did not match the missing man's prescription, officials said. Matthew Greene, 39, a math teacher who lived in Bethlehem, Pa., was reported missing July 29, according to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department.

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South Carolina School Says Flag Shirt Represents Gang Affiliation

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_1bc60a044f.jpgKristi Davis (VARNVILLE, S.C.) -- Kristi Davis’ son started off his year at Wade Hampton High School last week wearing what he thought was just a shirt with a flag on it. But by halfway through the day, he knew otherwise. “The school resource officer and gang investigator pulled him aside after lunch,” Davis said. “First, they asked what gang he was involved in, and he said, of course, no gang, and then they told him not to wear it anymore.”

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Firefighters Slowly Gaining Containment on Yosemite Fire

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_0f39960510.jpgPhoto by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (GROVELAND, Calif.) -- The large fire at Yosemite National Park is now 20 percent contained. Forest Service firefighter Lee Bentley says that crews are "starting to get a little bit of a handle" on the blaze. Officials do not believe that the fire will cause a problem with the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which supplies 85 percent of San Francisco's water.

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Fort Hood Jury Hears from Victims' Families in Trial's Penalty Phase

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_b01e52b306.jpgU.S. Government Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences via Getty Images (FORT HOOD, Texas) -- In emotional testimony, victims' families told stories of how Major Nadal Hasan's shooting rampage at Fort Hood has affected their lives. The penalty phase of the former Army psychiatrist's trial began Monday. Military jurors are considering whether to sentence Hasan to death for the 2009 shootings that left 13 people dead.

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