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Bulletproof memorial to Mississippi civil rights icon Emmett Till replaces vandalized sign

Bulletproof memorial to Mississippi civil rights icon Emmett Till replaces vandalized signA new, 500-pound reinforced steel memorial honoring slain civil rights icon Emmett Till was dedicated in Mississippi. Past signs were vandalized.



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Tears at Bangkok memorial for murdered activist

Tears at Bangkok memorial for murdered activistThe wife of a murdered activist whose charred remains were found dumped in a Thai reservoir led an emotional memorial Monday, saying their five young children had been left bereft by his death. Thailand is among the most deadly places in Asia for environmental and rights defenders — the United Nations has counted over 80 cases of enforced disappearances in the country since 1980. The park chief at the time, Chaiwat Limlikitaksor, was one of the last people to see him alive, after Billy was detained for apparently collecting honey illegally.



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Man who lost mother on 9/11 blasts Rep. Ilhan Omar during memorial service

Man who lost mother on 9/11 blasts Rep. Ilhan Omar during memorial serviceA man whose mother died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar during a memorial service held at Ground Zero.



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Son of 9/11 victim addresses Ilhan Omar during memorial: 'Show respect in honoring them, please'

Son of 9/11 victim addresses Ilhan Omar during memorial: 'Show respect in honoring them, please'Nicholas Haros Jr., the son of a victim in the World Trade Center, wore a T-shirt with the words "Some people did something" at Wednesday's ceremony



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Emmett Till memorial will be made bulletproof after photo of gun-toting students surfaces

Emmett Till memorial will be made bulletproof after photo of gun-toting students surfacesEmmett Till's memorial will be bulletproof after outrage over a photo of three gun-toting Ole Miss students posing in front of the sign.



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Plane clips car during emergency landing on Reagan Memorial Tollway

Plane clips car during emergency landing on Reagan Memorial TollwayA small plane crashed onto the Reagan Memorial Tollway on Monday afternoon.



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Trump dismisses fears his tanks will damage Lincoln Memorial during Salute to America parade

Trump dismisses fears his tanks will damage Lincoln Memorial during Salute to America paradeDonald Trump has reportedly dismissed concerns that tanks and other military vehicles on display as part of his Independence Day parade could damage the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. At least two M1A1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley armoured carriers will be moved to the heart of Washington for the US president's "Salute to America" .The National Park Service will reportedly divert nearly $ 2.5m to cover the cost of the event, which Mr Trump described as “the show of a lifetime”.But aides allegedly warned Mr Trump that driving tanks near the Lincoln memorial would “tear up the streets” on its grounds, which are not designed to hold the weight of a vehicle that exceeds 60 tons. Each M1A1 Abrams tank weighs 63 tons. "There were many long conversations with the boss about this," one former senior administration official told the Washington Post.Another defence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that many top military officials were not aware that the president definitely wanted tanks involved in the parade until last week.The two M1A1 Abrams tanks were shipped to Washington from Fort Stewart in Georgia over the weekend, via freight train, along with other armoured vehicles.National Park Service officials also reportedly remain concerned about the damage the tanks could cause to the grounds of the memorial.It comes after the government spent $ 30.7m to refurbish the memorial under the Obama administration in 2017.On the day before the parade, Army Colonel Sunset Belinsky told CBS News that residents of the capital city "will see the vehicles move through their neighbourhoods, but should not panic".As well as tanks, Mr Trump's 4 July celebration will feature a military jet flyover, an extended fireworks show and speech by the president at the Lincoln Memorial.Ahead of the event, Mr Trump tweeted: “Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. It will be the show of a lifetime!”The last time a US president gave a speech in Washington on 4 July was in 1951 when Harry Truman spoke on the Washington Monument to mark the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.This year’s event will be open to the public free of charge, apart from a ticketed area for VIPs in front of the Lincoln Memorial.However, Donald Trump’s aides fear an embarrassingly small crowd may turn out to the event, according to a report.He has also been criticised over the probable cost of the event, which is expected to run into the millions.But he dismissed these complaints in a tweet on Wednesday, writing: “The cost of our great Salute to America tomorrow will be very little compared to what it is worth. We own the planes, we have the pilots, the airport is right next door (Andrews), all we need is the fuel. We own the tanks and all. Fireworks are donated by two of the greats. Nice!”



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The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial events

The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial eventsLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local):



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Nipsey Hussle memorial to be held at Staples Center on Thursday

Nipsey Hussle memorial to be held at Staples Center on ThursdayA memorial in honor of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle has been scheduled to be held Thursday at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.



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The Teen From the Lincoln Memorial Protest Is Suing the Washington Post for $250 Million

The Teen From the Lincoln Memorial Protest Is Suing the Washington Post for $  250 MillionThe family of Nicholas Sandmann, the teen caught up in a viral encounter in January, has sued The Washington Post for $ 250 million



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