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Al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and a second American, Samir Khan, were killed by a joint CIA-U.S. military air strike on their convoy in Yemen early Friday. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR:

“There was a momentous event today when we learned of the death of Anwar al-Awlaki,” leader of the “most dangerous affiliate of Al-Qaida,” responsible for several terrorist acts and attempts in the U.S. and for “spreading an ideology of hate and violence.”

“He can no longer threaten America, our allies and peace-loving people around the world. … But our continued vigilance is required. We will ratchet up the pressure and maintain a comprehensive strategy to deny Al-Qaida or its affiliates safe haven anywhere in the world.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Participants hold placards as they mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Washington D.C. on January 17, 2022

Washington (AFP) - Members of Martin Luther King Jr's family joined marchers Monday in Washington urging Congress to pass voting rights reform as the United States marked the holiday commemorating the slain civil rights leader.

King's son Martin Luther King III spoke at the march, warning that many states "have passed laws that make it harder to vote" more than half a century after the activism of his father.

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