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US Congress Grants Top Honor to Civil Rights Leaders

The U.S. Congress has posthumously granted its top honor - the Congressional Gold Medal - to the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King. The two - who spent their lives working to end racial discrimination and segregation - were honored at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act.   Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle joined hands as they sang one of the best known tunes from the...

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