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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 1958 file photo, Martin Luther King Jr. recovers from surgery in bed at New York's Harlem Hospital on following an operation to remove steel letter opener from his chest after being stabbed by a mentally disturbed woman as he signed books in Harlem. The New York City surgeon, Dr. John W.V. Cordice, who was part of the medical team that saved King the nearly fatal stab wound has died at the age of 95. The death was announced Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, by the city agency that oversees Harlem Hospital Center, where Cordice was formerly an attending surgeon and chief of thoracic surgery. (AP Photo/John Lent., File)

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The Lincoln Memorial and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall were closed to visitors Tuesday, the first day of a government shutdown that forced the closing of all national parks. Travel and leisure generates about $33 million a day in tourism business in the region, with the main draw being the Mall. (associated press photographs)

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This undated photograph, contains one of a series of note cards listing the talking points the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote for a speech he gave to his congregation at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. The note cards are among the items Maude Ballou, a personal secretary from 1955 to 1960 for King, collected during her tenure with the civil rights icon, and will be auctioned off Oct. 17 in New York. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions, HO)

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This undated photograph, contains one of a series of note cards listing the talking points the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote for a speech he gave to his congregation at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. The note cards are among the items Maude Ballou, a personal secretary from 1955 to 1960 for King, collected during her tenure with the civil rights icon, and will be auctioned off Oct. 17 in New York. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions, HO)

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Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters on Aug. 28, 1963, in what he called "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

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People participate in a march down Pennsylvania Avenue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech in D.C. on Aug. 28, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A young woman holds a sign that reads "Dr. King is Our Hero!" during a march down Pennsylvania Avenue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech in D.C. on Aug. 28, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Dupont Park Seventh Day Adventists students pose for a photo with posters of Martin Luther King Jr. as they wait to get through security lines for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech in D.C. on Aug. 28, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People participate in a march down Pennsylvania Avenue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech in D.C. on Aug. 28, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People participate in a march down Pennsylvania Avenue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech in D.C. on Aug. 28, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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An elderly marcher carries a magazine from the original March on Washington as thousands make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech in D.C. on Aug. 28, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)