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Solidarity Rally in Old Town Square

More than 40 people gathered Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, on Martin Luther King Day for a Solidarity Rally at Old Town Square to protest hate, intolerance and fear as well as provide support to minorities -- undocumented immigrants, refugees, Muslims, African-Americans, LGBT individuals and others. The group was organized by Sunflower Community Action to honor the peaceful protests of Martin Luther King Jr. (Video by Beccy Tanner / The Wichita Eagle)

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Kansas man released 12 years early by President Obama

After 28 years in prison, Richard Reser was released in December 2016 to a low-income home in Topeka. His sentence was commuted 12 years early by President Obama. Although he is enjoying freedom, he regrets the years that he lost and the many family members who died while he was in prison, including his son. (Video by Oliver Morrison / The Wichita Eagle)

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Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Cernan, commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972 during his third space flight. He became the last person to walk on the moon on Dec. 14, 1972, tracing his only child’s initials in the dust before climbing the ladder of the lunar module the last time. It was a moment that forever defined him in both the public eye and his own.