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  • Truncated King quote removed from memorial

    The controversial "drum major" quote has been removed from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the new, finished product should be ready days before events to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28.

  • King’s words will be struck, not replaced

    The Department of the Interior announced Tuesday it will remove a controversial "drum major" quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial that paraphrased the late civil rights leader's words, scrapping its initial plan to replace it with the full quote.

  • Visitors to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial take pictures behind security fencing on the National Mall in Washington on Aug., 21, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Tourists, locals alike honored by MLK memorial

    Tourists and Washingtonians got their first up-close look Monday at the memorial to the U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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