01 30 2015
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40 Years of Service

Where Is Hattie Mcdaniel's Oscar?

After winning the 2010 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, Mo'Nique noted that she was wearing a royal blue dress, along with a gardenia in her hair, because that's what Hattie McDaniel wore 70 years earlier, when she became the first African American to receive an Academy Award. The tribute renewed an old mystery: Where is McDaniel's own, historic Oscar?

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Washington State Sen. Rosa Franklin to Retire

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Rosa Franklin, the first black woman elected to the Washington state Senate, says she's retiring.
In an e-mail to colleagues and staff on Tuesday, the 83-year-old from Tacoma says her nearly two decades in the Legislature were a roller coaster ride with "high points and low points, beautiful scenery and mud puddles." But she says it was all worth it.

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