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MAR 19, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Georgia lawmakers pass measure for Martin Luther King Jr statue

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia lawmakers have passed a measure allowing a monument to be erected on the state Capitol grounds to honor late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., nearly a half century after the Georgia-born Nobel Peace Prize winner's assassination. The bill, which won final approval on Tuesday and now goes to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature, calls for the monument to be constructed with private funds "as soon as practicable" once licensing rights for King's image have been obtained from his estate. "Paying a tribute to Dr. King in his hometown is ... Read More

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