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 Six members of the Friendship 9 are shown in 1961, two days after their release from jail. In front, from left, are James Wells, Willie McCleod and Thomas Gaither. In back, from left, are Clarence Graham, Willie D. Massey and David Williamson.
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Six members of the Friendship 9 are shown in 1961, two days after their release from jail. In front, from left, are James Wells, Willie McCleod and Thomas Gaither. In back, from left, are Clarence Graham, Willie D. Massey and David Williamson.

Records wiped clean for civil rights-era Friendship 9

Thomas Gaither, Butler County, was one of the of nine activists arrested for trying to integrate a whites-only lunch counter in 1961.

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  •  IUP students leave the student union Wednesday.

    Indiana University’s new tuition plan will hit students in the wallet

    One student who is taking 16 credits expects to see her tuition rise by $1,628 a year to $8,448, an increase of about 24 percent.



     Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein were married at the historic Old North Church in Boston.

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     Jenkins family members during an interview in attorney Scott Westcott's office Wednesday. Lonnie Jenkins, was beaten by two Pittsburgh Police officers in an incident at the Renewal Center, Downtown.

    Family calls for change after police beat man at a Downtown halfway house

    Two officers beat Lonnie Jenkins with batons a combined 17 times, after he did not obey their commands, according to an affidavit.

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